Re: mike adams
I'll give my non knee-jerkish reaction to Mike Adams:
As a run blocker, he's pretty good - perhaps even a little better than Gilbert. But as a pass blocker, he's got a lot of room for improvement. Now this begs the question: Can the Steelers afford to keep him in there if/when Gilbert is healthy? Some would say "you have to keep him in so he gets better!" While there's some truth to that, keep two things in mind: First, Ben will eventually be back. Do you want someone who's suspect in pass blocking protecting a QB coming off an injury? Second, if a TE helps him with pass protection that takes away a receiving option.
Given all that, I personally would lean towards starting Gilbert if he can get cleared to play.