Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/9/12
The Steelers will have a decision to make when 2nd round pick Marcus Gilbert is able to return from his ankle injury, but rookie Mike Adams isn’t making the decision for Mike Tomlin and Sean Kugler any easier..or is he? As Gerry Dulac points out, Gilbert’s injury could have been worse but was still bad enough: Gilbert sustained a nasty ankle injury in which the tendon that protects the muscle tore away from the bone. The Steelers sent him to a specialist in Charlotte, N.C., and the prognosis was better than first feared: Gilbert would miss at least a month, but he wouldn’t need surgery to repair the damage. With 3 starts in the last 3 weeks under his belt, Adams is getting better each game. Tomlin won’t hesitate to keep some Tight End help over with Adams as needed in pass protection but over time that will continue to diminish more as Adams improves. He’s going to give up sacks all year long, it’s a given with a rookie but his run blocking is outstanding thus far, making Todd Haley...
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