Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 10/8/13
By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has often felt the ire of the team’s fan base for a perceived lack of fire or passion, suggesting perhaps that he lacks the proper motivation or disposition for the sport. Of course, there are plenty of examples on tape to the contrary, but in general, Gilbert does seem to play a fairly soft game. More often than not, however, he manages to get the job done, as the following examples show. In the first quarter, of the team’s second offensive drive. The Steelers line up Markus Wheaton in the backfield next to Ben Roethlisberger, who then motions him to the line, which gets the defense reacting to that side. Marcus Gilbert will never be accused of being the most nimble or graceful man in the world. However, he does a fine job of getting out in front of what is eventually a wide receiver screen, with Gilbert and Heath Miller the lead blockers. Chad Greenway is his assignment, and he reaches him just fine.
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