Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Referees    Browns

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
Bayz101
Renegade
Supporter
 
Bayz101's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 7,542
Gender: Male
Member Number: 18856
Thanks: 999
Thanked 3,129 Times in 1,431 Posts
Default Gilbert to play LT next year

Steelers will move Marcus Gilbert to left tackle

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 20, 2012, 9:35 AM EST


The Steelers have a lot of questions on the offensive line. But they hope they already have their left tackle of the present and future on the roster.

Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert told 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh that the team will move Marcus Gilbert from right tackle to left tackle next season. That’s not a good sign for Max Starks, who tore his ACL and is an impending free agent.

Gilbert, a second round pick in 2011, looked competent while starting most of last season at right tackle. The team expects Willie Colon to return from injury and play right tackle. Jonathan Scott would be the swing tackle.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...o-left-tackle/
__________________


"Either you're playing dumb, or it's not an act". -Judge Judy

No need to drive me crazy. I can walk from here.
Bayz101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
kan_t
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,100
Member Number: 21653
Thanks: 237
Thanked 471 Times in 273 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

He's a decent starting RT. Not sure if he can handle LT. He better can. Scott is an awful downgrade.
kan_t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
fujirama24
Draft Prospect
 
fujirama24's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Posts: 142
Gender: Male
Member Number: 18332
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

This is the obvious choice. Max isn't going to be ready till maybe the playoffs next year. So he is done. Having scott as the backup though is terrible, just release the guy and go get someone else. Or resign trai essex and let him swing. LOL. Scott stinks. And I can't see paying a backup 2.2 mil with a cap hit of 2.7 mil. Get him out of here.
fujirama24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
Bayz101
Renegade
Supporter
 
Bayz101's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 7,542
Gender: Male
Member Number: 18856
Thanks: 999
Thanked 3,129 Times in 1,431 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

I was as aggravated with Scott as any other fan that game he got knocked around, but in a more recent game he was mauling people and knocking them off there feet. I'm not sold that he's as bad as that game made him look, I think it was just a hiccup.
__________________


"Either you're playing dumb, or it's not an act". -Judge Judy

No need to drive me crazy. I can walk from here.
Bayz101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
Black N' Yellow
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 77
Member Number: 19123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

That doesn't sound awful considering we're most likely going to get another tackle/guard added into the rotation in the offseason.

So right now it's
Gilbert -- Kemo -- Pouncey -- Foster -- Colon
Black N' Yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
PhantomJB93
Head Coach
 
PhantomJB93's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 1,832
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13907
Thanks: 219
Thanked 652 Times in 329 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

It's gonna be a challenge for him but I trust him to do well. Considering he stepped in as a rookie when nobody expected him to play and played more than solid at RT in his first year, I think he'll be a solid starting tackle for years to come.
PhantomJB93 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
tanda10506
Team President
 
tanda10506's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Smoky Mountains, TN
Posts: 2,104
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17319
Thanks: 814
Thanked 366 Times in 206 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

Wow I must be living under a rock, I knew Mendy and Hampton tore ACL's but when did Starks? Starks played great this year, really impressive in the Baltimore game, this line was garbage before him. Gilbert at LT and Colon at RT sounds terrible, a guy with one year experience going up against the best pass rushers and a guy who hasnt played much in two years on the otherside? Not good! Gilbert did well, but not spectacular, I dont see him being succesful at LT already. Without Starks this line will be like it was in weeks 1-4, maybe we should stop worrying about how much it will take to sign Wallace and focus strictly on the O line. You cant draft a whole starting o line, usually only a few rookie lineman are starting quality like Pouncey, which is what we need at a few spots. Need to free up some room for at least one FA o lineman who can play now!
tanda10506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
StainlessStill
Living Legend
Supporter
 
StainlessStill's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,351
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12999
Thanks: 373
Thanked 1,014 Times in 425 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanda10506 View Post
Wow I must be living under a rock, I knew Mendy and Hampton tore ACL's but when did Starks?
Starks, Hampton & Keisel all went out with season ending injuries in that Denver Wild Card game. Starks/Hampton knee, Keisel groin.
__________________
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert
StainlessStill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 13,520
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 659
Thanked 2,673 Times in 1,157 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

i thought gilbert did ..ok... at RT for a rookie , but i didn't see anything that made me think he should be on the left side .
god only knows what to expect from colon after 2 years of couch time. i hope they have plan B up their sleeves just in case. and i sure as hell hope plan B doesn't involve scott or essex..
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
FrancoLambert
Head Coach
 
FrancoLambert's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: tony soprano's neighborhood
Posts: 1,738
Gender: Male
Member Number: 20827
Thanks: 1,261
Thanked 1,210 Times in 653 Posts
Default Re: Gilbert to play LT next year

The best part was, "it doesn't look good for Starks."
Look, we got as much out of Max as we could, it's time to cut the old and let the young play.
Any move meant to improve the O-line has to be pursued.
FrancoLambert is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts