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Old 08-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #111
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Default Re: Mike Adams: Is he fighting to make the team?

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By Ed Bouchette Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Some stuff from Saturday night’s game:

--- In my limited time available to watch him, I thought Mike Adams played well. He also did not do badly in the first game. He will make the team, if anyone thought otherwise.

--- YOU: Why is Mike Adams backing up Beachum at left tackle rather than Gilbert at right tackle, when it seems to be well established that he's a better run than pass blocker? I don't mean to suggest that it's the coaches' fault that he hasn't turned out to be the player we hoped for, but as long as he's on our roster shouldn't we be trying to get the most value we can from him by putting him in a position to capitalize on his strengths?

ED: They want him to be able to play both because whoever is the backup tackle on game-day has to be able to play either side in case of injury.

http://sportsblogs.post-gazette.com/...s/201408170003
Because they want him to compete for a starting position... no way he unseats Gilbert, but as he improves pass pro- he'll be pushing Beachum. Still curious why we never moved Gilbert to LT, but instead opted for Adams/Beachum last year.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:41 PM   #112
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Because they want him to compete for a starting position... no way he unseats Gilbert, but as he improves pass pro- he'll be pushing Beachum. Still curious why we never moved Gilbert to LT, but instead opted for Adams/Beachum last year.
Because we have had slappys for OL coaches ever since Russ Grimm retired. ( no offense to the dude last year and the porn distrbuter.)
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #113
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Default Re: Mike Adams: Is he fighting to make the team?

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lol. Where to even start?

First of all, I'm going by last years snaps and the evaluation done by Dave Bryan over at SteelersDepot who breaks down every single snap, on film, for each and every player. If you want, I can dig this article out for you, and point you to the Baltimore game.

Keep on harping on your "three tweets" idea. I've yet to see you provide a single fucking anything to point me to Adams having a successful camp, preseason game or snap.

I don't even know if this is bad trolling. I can't even tell anymore.
I'm right, you are wrong,. Too bad so sad.

Adams is making the 53 man roster.

You think he is a candidate to get cut.

Troll THAT!

Dave Bryan usually does really good work, but I have told him he is wrong as well on occasion. Feel free to continue worshipping him though

I can't tell if you are acting this ignorant just for arguments sake anymore.

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Old 08-18-2014, 12:43 AM   #114
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Default Re: Mike Adams: Is he fighting to make the team?

I watched Adams at RT this last game and I would say he played similar or slightly worse than game 1 IMO.

The good...he battled, anchored at times and rode rushers out the back of the pocket in the pass game and he ran block well.

The bad...he again doesn't punch well with his hands in pass protection and when he lets the D linemen get hands on him, he gets high and pushed back. The short of it is, he should be the #3 OT on the team and needs to continue to get reps, work on his hand placement and punch IMO.

In other news, if anybody wants to see a OT get manhandled, just look at the Landry Jones INT and Beachum gets just railroaded back into the pocket as Jones throws the ball. Its why I am not sure that Beach is the long term solution at LT, but rather the best we have right now. Somehow, I think Gilbert at LT and Adams at RT could be the best option in the not too distant future.
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I watched Adams at RT this last game and I would say he played similar or slightly worse than game 1 IMO.



In other news, if anybody wants to see a OT get manhandled, just look at the Landry Jones INT and Beachum gets just railroaded back into the pocket as Jones throws the ball. Its why I am not sure that Beach is the long term solution at LT, but rather the best we have right now. Somehow, I think Gilbert at LT and Adams at RT could be the best option in the not too distant future.
Look at the Landry Jones fumble. Adams is getting bullied yet again at RT and is the one in Jone's grill. A few plays earlier he was literally on his back. It's no secret that Adams is going to make the team but the presence of Beachum in the lineup gives me a helluva lot more oxygen to inhale than Mike Adams. If Adams ever sees the field as a reserve due to injury, let me just say my confidence in him right now is basically slim to none.

There's nothing worse than a high draft pick with size that has no clue how to use it. Adams is just that. I'm all over his shit this year. I wanted to see vast improvement and I'm only seeing more of the same, which happens to be okay to average at BEST. Not good enough. Here's hoping our starting offensive line can stay healthy throughout the season. The starting unit as we speak has the potential to be fucking maniacs.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:26 AM   #116
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I watched Adams at RT this last game and I would say he played similar or slightly worse than game 1 IMO.

The good...he battled, anchored at times and rode rushers out the back of the pocket in the pass game and he ran block well.

The bad...he again doesn't punch well with his hands in pass protection and when he lets the D linemen get hands on him, he gets high and pushed back. The short of it is, he should be the #3 OT on the team and needs to continue to get reps, work on his hand placement and punch IMO.

In other news, if anybody wants to see a OT get manhandled, just look at the Landry Jones INT and Beachum gets just railroaded back into the pocket as Jones throws the ball. Its why I am not sure that Beach is the long term solution at LT, but rather the best we have right now. Somehow, I think Gilbert at LT and Adams at RT could be the best option in the not too distant future.
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Default Re: Mike Adams: Is he fighting to make the team?

How many years has Ben been running for his life and getting sacked due to lack of talent on the line. Idc what he was drafted at, how big he is, what he did in college. This is a salary cap league and if you don't live up to what you are getting paid it's either goodbye or you are taking a pay cut. We need change up front. Imagine if Ben had 5 seconds to throw every play. I feel no sympathy for Adams. He is overpaid and over rated.
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Look at the Landry Jones fumble. Adams is getting bullied yet again at RT and is the one in Jone's grill. A few plays earlier he was literally on his back. It's no secret that Adams is going to make the team but the presence of Beachum in the lineup gives me a helluva lot more oxygen to inhale than Mike Adams. If Adams ever sees the field as a reserve due to injury, let me just say my confidence in him right now is basically slim to none.

There's nothing worse than a high draft pick with size that has no clue how to use it. Adams is just that. I'm all over his shit this year. I wanted to see vast improvement and I'm only seeing more of the same, which happens to be okay to average at BEST. Not good enough. Here's hoping our starting offensive line can stay healthy throughout the season. The starting unit as we speak has the potential to be fucking maniacs.
Yes, on the Jones fumble Adams again got high and was getting pushed back by the DE who looked to have his hands under Adams facemask. I thought he was going to draw a penalty for it.

But again, fans choose to see that, but choose to ignore that Beachum got bullied even worse on the Jones INT. I think it was Jerry Hughes that just ran him backwards into Jones.

Beachum is the greatest and Adams should be cut, yet they both get bull rushed into the pocket. This is what I don't understand from fans.
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Yes, on the Jones fumble Adams again got high and was getting pushed back by the DE who looked to have his hands under Adams facemask. I thought he was going to draw a penalty for it.

But again, fans choose to see that, but choose to ignore that Beachum got bullied even worse on the Jones INT. I think it was Jerry Hughes that just ran him backwards into Jones.

Beachum is the greatest and Adams should be cut, yet they both get bull rushed into the pocket. This is what I don't understand from fans.
What don't you understand by fans? Who said Beachum's the greatest? Point is, Beachum is an undersized, late-round draft pick that not only has filled in and proven to play multiple positions, including center, but he also contributed in last years turnaround and helped keep Ben clean for the last half of our 6-2 finish. Adams played the same position and did nothing but get Ben murdered. You know what I don't understand? Adams supporters using others like Beachum or Whimper as an excuse to ignore Mike Adam's potential bust status. THAT'S baffling.

Believe it or not, I'm rooting for the kid but proof is in the pudding. The coaching staff is on their hand and knees every night praying the light bulb goes on. Make no mistake, by now, if he would have ever lived up to maybe 10% of expectations, Adams is a full blown starter. He's been a massive disappointment thus far and there's no other way to slice and dice around it.
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Yes, on the Jones fumble Adams again got high and was getting pushed back by the DE who looked to have his hands under Adams facemask. I thought he was going to draw a penalty for it.

But again, fans choose to see that, but choose to ignore that Beachum got bullied even worse on the Jones INT. I think it was Jerry Hughes that just ran him backwards into Jones.

Beachum is the greatest and Adams should be cut, yet they both get bull rushed into the pocket. This is what I don't understand from fans.
Do you feel the LT position lacks a quality starter? I am not sold on Beachum as so many others seem to be.
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