If it wasn’t obvious the panic button has been pressed in the AFC North before, it’s blatantly evident now. The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are both extremely concerned after disappointing starts to the season, so both rivals made trades to upgrade their woeful offensive lines on Wednesday, although that’s the least of their worries.
The Ravens rescued offensive tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for third-day draft picks to be decided later. The main thing here is Monroe is out of Jacksonville, but if the Ravens think he’s going to turn their season around, they’ve got another thing coming.
The Steelers made a deal for former top-five pick Levi Brown to bolster their terrible offensive line, although it can’t be said Pittsburgh “rescued” Brown from the Arizona Cardinals considering they have a better record than the winless Steelers. But again, Brown may keep Ben Roethlisberger‘s sack total at 59 instead of 60 for the season, but he won’t turn things around for Pittsburgh.
So in short, a couple of pretenders slightly upgraded their offensive lines, but don’t expect anything to change this season for either team.