I think what we saw this weekend was that Pittsburgh has a great offensive line
I'd wholeheartedly disagree, not that I'm happy about it... Passblocking isn't even the most complex thing the O-Line does so if they can't do that they're definitely not opening many holes for backs. Our line's big problems this year are we lost Allen Faneca who was the anchor (though he didn't have a great '07), and we're dealing with some injuries too, some new guys, etc.
I think it was more that we played a team bad against the rush on Sunday really... Cincy is 0-7 afterall, but really Moore was bouncing outside when he didn't hit the hole head on... He was finding gaps the line wasn't creating and exploiting them. He's filling in for Parker nicely, I just hope it keeps up against more staunch defenses. He's not much bigger than I am, and so with that in mind I tend to think he's more a speed guy, but he was really punishing guys trying to tackle him.
I'm more into those kinds of backs, like Bettis was... The kind that will pick up 4 or 5 on sheer power. He was showing that kind of spark Sunday... Parker doesn't. he bounces left or right till he finds a hole, and with our line he rarely finds one so he either has to turn it up on the outside or he's down. Mendenhall was more the back style I liked but he got hurt right away. I love a tough big short yardage back over speed/finesse... especially with an O-Line you cannot count on for perfection.
Check the stats on Roethlisberger's sack rate this year and last year, and tell me it's that they just aren't blocking for him. It's really a TON more than that.
Our defense is at least vicious, like always. I really though Porter being gone would hurt us, but our two outside LB's have stepped up tremendously, and been really dominant d-guys. Gotta be happy with that.