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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilbert showed more in pass pro his rookie year than Adams has in his.

I think the future is Gilbert at LT and Adams at RT. We put Adams and Miller on that right side and that's what we'll run behind. DeCastro pulling out to his right to lead the way? Even better. A big softy like Gilbert can work at LT, much the way Starks has.

I don't think Foster is back unless it's dirt cheap (i.e., not getting paid starter money). We've already got starter cash tied up into Colon and DeCastro will be the starter at RG (whether he's earned it or not). Doesn't make sense to have both Foster and Colon getting paid, especially given our cap situation. Either re-sign Foster and cut Colon or let Foster walk and give DeCastro that RG spot.

Wallace and Keenan Lewis will be the two priority UFAs we need to lock up. Any other UFAs we have are filler (i.e. it'd be nice if those other guys like Foster and Mendenhall are back, but not a big deal if they walk).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David DeCastro is slated to practice week. Good news moving forward.
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David DeCastro is slated to practice week. Good news moving forward.


Great news. Hopefully his knee responds well.
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Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


Nope, keep Foster in and leave DD as a sub.
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turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


Nope, keep Foster in and leave DD as a sub.
agreed Cool
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at23steelers wrote:
turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


Nope, keep Foster in and leave DD as a sub.
agreed Cool


Same with Gilbert, then demand pay cut to Colon and pay Starks the same for next season.
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Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


I think he should start, because what we be the point of putting the special IR label on him? I just view it as a waste if he doesn't start, but that's just me. I understand chemistry, but the things this kid could do could prove invaluable.
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turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


I think he should start, because what we be the point of putting the special IR label on him? I just view it as a waste if he doesn't start, but that's just me. I understand chemistry, but the things this kid could do could prove invaluable.


Who would you replace?? Would you seriously consider having 2 rookies on the same side of the oline?
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SteelProven wrote:
turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


I think he should start, because what we be the point of putting the special IR label on him? I just view it as a waste if he doesn't start, but that's just me. I understand chemistry, but the things this kid could do could prove invaluable.


Who would you replace?? Would you seriously consider having 2 rookies on the same side of the oline?


The line is playing better then in years past, but it's not a sure thing. There are improvements that could be made. I don't know what he looks like as we've all got a shorten view of him during the preseason. I think at this point Foster and DD are a wash. But the upside is that DD is a long term answer.

Also the rookie situation is over-rated in some capacities. DD has been on the sideline in the film room the entire season. So the biggest thing for him would be getting his feet wet game days.
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SteelProven wrote:
at23steelers wrote:
SteelProven wrote:
turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


I think he should start, because what we be the point of putting the special IR label on him? I just view it as a waste if he doesn't start, but that's just me. I understand chemistry, but the things this kid could do could prove invaluable.


Who would you replace?? Would you seriously consider having 2 rookies on the same side of the oline?


The line is playing better then in years past, but it's not a sure thing. There are improvements that could be made. I don't know what he looks like as we've all got a shorten view of him during the preseason. I think at this point Foster and DD are a wash. But the upside is that DD is a long term answer.

Also the rookie situation is over-rated in some capacities. DD has been on the sideline in the film room the entire season. So the biggest thing for him would be getting his feet wet game days.


So, maybe inserting him on a few drives, but that might mess with chemistry. I still wouldn't play 2 rookies next to each other. I'd sub Colon and DD in and out.
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at23steelers wrote:
SteelProven wrote:
at23steelers wrote:
SteelProven wrote:
turtle28 wrote:
Shocked sweet! If we can get back Decastro it'd be nice, I'm still wondering if you bench Foster at this point though. Foster has played well all year. I'd be nervous putting in a rookie who hasn't played all year right now.


I think he should start, because what we be the point of putting the special IR label on him? I just view it as a waste if he doesn't start, but that's just me. I understand chemistry, but the things this kid could do could prove invaluable.


Who would you replace?? Would you seriously consider having 2 rookies on the same side of the oline?


The line is playing better then in years past, but it's not a sure thing. There are improvements that could be made. I don't know what he looks like as we've all got a shorten view of him during the preseason. I think at this point Foster and DD are a wash. But the upside is that DD is a long term answer.

Also the rookie situation is over-rated in some capacities. DD has been on the sideline in the film room the entire season. So the biggest thing for him would be getting his feet wet game days.


So, maybe inserting him on a few drives, but that might mess with chemistry. I still wouldn't play 2 rookies next to each other. I'd sub Colon and DD in and out.


I don't think started two rookies at G/T is a big issue. But we all know the Steelers aren't going to take out Foster now. He's played really good and only injury to either OG position would get DD in the game.

But I just view it as a waste to bring back a backup!
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Theres no rush to change the line up. Theyve played fine.
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JustPlainNasty wrote:
Theres no rush to change the line up. Theyve played fine.


Yep.

Let DD work up to speed and earn his time. If that comes in 2013...so be it.

The more interesting question is what happens when/if Gilbert is healthy?
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treat88 wrote:
JustPlainNasty wrote:
Theres no rush to change the line up. Theyve played fine.


Yep.

Let DD work up to speed and earn his time. If that comes in 2013...so be it.

The more interesting question is what happens when/if Gilbert is healthy?


Gilbert stays on the bench as a back up. If he starts instead of Adams at RT, then we know what happens - he falls on a teammate and the teammate is done for the year Embarassed
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