Offensive Line – The Key To Football Greatness

How many offensive linemen can you name? It doesn’t matter if your team has the greatest QB ever, with a weak O-Line, he’s gonna look like a confused beginner. The offensive line is the key to making the QB great and the whole offense come together. I did this illustration inspired by Jeff Saturday, a three-time pro bowler and Peyton Manning’s security-blanket-center who damaged his MCL and probably won’t play this season. Good luck Peyton, and heal quick Saturday! As we kick-off the NFL season let’s have a cheer for the unsung heroes, all the O-Linemen (Browns’ Steinbach, Joe Thomas, Dallas’ Andre Groude, Patriot’s Matt Light, Charger’s Marcus McNeil, Nick Hardwick…etc.)! (Sports Illustration #47)

Here’s the ink sketch (click to enlarge)…

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3 Responses

  1. I’d like to publish this sketch on my site and I am hoping you don’t mind. I will link and credit you.

  2. THANKS FOR THIS TRIBUTE … I HAVE ALWAYS ‘FELT’ FOR THOSE LINEMAN; THEY WORK BIG TIME AND HARDLY EVER GET ANY CREDIT !!! AND WHEN THEY DO THEIR JOB, THAT GAME IS BEAUTIFUL.

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