Plays of the Year: Terrell Edmunds takes rookie offensive tackle to task
Steel City Underground presents “Plays of the Year” featuring the top runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 season.
Steelers former first round draft pick Terrell Edmunds looked sharp throughout the 2022 season. He would popup with another nice game in Week 15, as the Steelers traveled to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Panthers.
Carolina, trailing 21-7, wouldn’t have the ball for nearly the entire third quarter, until 3:17 remaining. This was following a huge 21-play, 11:43 drive by Pittsburgh.
Once the Panthers got the ball back, they were forced to a three-and-out after two Steelers sacks set them with a 4th-and-27 scenario. However, a boneheaded penalty by S Marcus Allen during the dead ball period between quarters gave the Panthers an automatic first down, and new hope, as they’d drive to Pittsburgh’s 10-yard line, but things would go flat there.
On 2nd-and-10, Panthers QB Sam Darnold would step back to pass, but feel the pressure of Pittsburgh’s pass rush. T.J. Watt would collapse the pocket from one side, but an unexpected blitzer would bowl over Carolina’s other offensive tackle: it was Edmunds.
Ceding nearly 100 lbs. of size to his opponent, Edmunds steamrolls rookie OT Ikem Ekwonu – and nearly gets a strip sack.
For some unexplained reason, the Panthers would attempt a quarterback draw play on 3rd-and-10, which would lose a yard, and be held to a field goal following Edmunds’ strike.
Ultimately the Steelers would hold on to gain their sixth win of the season with a 24-16 road victory.