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DanRooney
08-25-2011, 02:55 PM
Feeding Gilbert to the wolves already. I like it.

Steelers>NFL
08-25-2011, 03:09 PM
Play the kids. Play them already.

Fire Arians
08-25-2011, 03:14 PM
he's green but according to camp news he often holds his own against james harrison, if that means anything. the kid will be ok

DanRooney
08-25-2011, 03:14 PM
Play the kids. Play them already.

I wouldn't say that too loud on this board. Guys like Randle El and Willie Parker are still wanted back for their veteran leadership :chuckle:

PhantomJB93
08-25-2011, 03:19 PM
I know we don't like to start rookies, but if we're heading into the season right now with Jonathan Scott as our LT, honestly I don't think we have much to lose by throwing Gilbert in there and hoping he gets off to a quick start like Pouncey...I mean, he was a 2nd round pick, he can't possibly be much worse even with the limited offseason...(I'm talking about starting him in the regular season too, not just this game...)

3rdandlong
08-25-2011, 03:43 PM
he's green but according to camp news he often holds his own against james harrison, if that means anything. the kid will be ok

I don't know if I should be excited about that. Either it means the kid is good or Harrison's back is really bothering him

theplatypus
08-25-2011, 04:09 PM
he's green but according to camp news he often holds his own against james harrison, if that means anything. the kid will be ok

From what I've read for the most part his problems have been nothing more than rookie mistakes.

OX1947
08-25-2011, 04:10 PM
I watched him thoroughly when he came in against Philly. He has the skills to start in the NFL and be effective. You can tell. With a little weight loss and work, he will be a sold player.

Steelers are gonna need some unsung heros on the o line and secondary this year. They need some hungry youth in those places. Because if they can get those in just those spots, Steelers could return to the Super Bowl.

I have a feeling this may be Big ben's best year as a pro coming up.

Fire Arians
08-25-2011, 04:41 PM
From what I've read for the most part his problems have been nothing more than rookie mistakes.

same, which is good in the sense that they're fixable with more experience. tomlin is doing the right thing by playing him

austinfrench76
08-25-2011, 06:33 PM
Gilbert will be good! Very excited about him and HIlls at RG. I know it's not cool to like the oline on this forum but if those 2 pieces fall into place, we could be fine. We would definitely have depth. Essex, Foster, etc..

Wallabeast17
08-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Any chance he becomes a stud!!?:thmbup:

pancake
08-25-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm not sure he is ready, but it's only preseason so go for it...

Steelersfan87
08-25-2011, 10:44 PM
I like Gilbert getting as much time as possible during the preseason. As long as he keeps impressing and showing promise, I believe that he will have the opportunity to win the LT position at some point during the course of the season, especially should Scott suffer an injury.

ebsteelers
08-26-2011, 08:05 AM
looks like those florida boys can bring it on the o-line.

i like it...

solardave
08-26-2011, 06:15 PM
It would be great to see Gilbert and Hills step up and play well. With Pouncey in the middle we would be more effective running up the middle (hopefully using Redman more) and protecting Ben. Let Mendy run right and let Redman have the middle.