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Old 05-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Adams Will Start Season at Left Tackle

Bouchette: Adams Will Start Season at Left Tackle





Ed Bouchette confirmed today that the Steelers are planning on newly drafted Mike Adams being the Steelers left tackle as they enter the 2012 season.
Rookie Mike Adams will go to left tackle and Marcus Gilbert will stay at right tackle, a source close to the situation told me today.
At least that’s the plan going into training camp. That obviously could change if Adams cannot handle the job but the coaching staff believes he can and quickly made that decision right after they drafted him.
It’s why they put the phone call into Willie Colon so quickly to inform him of his move to left guard.
So, as long as things work out, the Steelers offensive line will look like this:
LT Mike Adams, LG Willie Colon, C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, RT Marcus Gilbert.
Possible backups: T Jonathan Scott, G/T Trai Essex, G/C Doug Legursky, G Ramon Foster.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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i can dig it ..

quality back ups with experience
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Default Re: Adams Will Start Season at Left Tackle

I was gonna say, assuming they both beat out Scott (which isn't hard) and Starks isn't re-signed, what would be the point of starting Adams at right and Gilbert at left when they're just gonna swap positions in the near future anyway?
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i figured that's what would happen. gilbert is already solid at RT, no real need to move him and risk anything.

colon to LG makes sense since you want to put the rookie next to a seasoned veteran
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So Adams need to worry about a guy in starks, that we cut once, and than was injured after playing out a 1 year deal? lol

Adams was starting from Day 1 when they picked him!

Well, perhaps Colon can learn from the rookie now and make himself a better lineman
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well adams is going to be welcomed to the league quickly with von miller and doomervill in game 1
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well adams is going to be welcomed to the league quickly with von miller and doomervill in game 1

well, if we don't re-sign Mad Max then it's either gonna have to be Adams or Jon Scott and I would just as soon see Adams out there since he has a future and Scott does not.
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well adams is going to be welcomed to the league quickly with von miller and doomervill in game 1
even if he starts next year, he'd still have to take a trial by fire. i don't care if your first start is in your rookie season or 3rd year, your first NFL game experience is not going to be an easy one. better to know what it's all about sooner rather than later imo.

gilbert got thrown into the fire needing to start against robert mathis. I think he did pretty well.

regardless, i don't think he can do possibly any worse than jonathan rollerskates scott against terrell suggs and dwight freeney
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well adams is going to be welcomed to the league quickly with von miller and doomervill in game 1
Hopefully hes doing more run blocking....

I fully expect us to ram the fffing ball down their throat with our retooled nasty-ies in the middle

Manning might as well not show up because he's not going to be touching that ball very much

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^ true. colon/pouncey/decastro is gonna be one nasty ass interior line. we can have much success running the ball
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