Originally Posted by Hawaii 5-0
Marcus Gilbert showed a lot of promise last season as a rookie but seriously regressed this season. I hope he can get his game back on track as I would love to see Gilbert and Adams be our bookend OTs for many years to come.
I agree, and in fact I've written the same thing here several times. Gilbert's second year regression was a big surprise to me.
Preseason, I was hoping that Adams could progress rapidly enough to be the starting LT, with Starks providing depth at either OT position, which is where he belongs on an NFL caliber line. Really, that looked to be an achievable goal. But then came the Adams injury, and there wasn't any chance to to progress before the season. And of course, Gilbert surprisingly regressed badly. Suddenly, Starks is the only OT who's playing "at the line."
It's been a bummer, but we'll let these two guys keep plugging away.