Found May 17, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports today that a source close to the situation told him that the initial plan is for second round draft pick Mike Adams to get the first crack at the left tackle spot as the Pittsburgh Steelers head towards training camp. This would mean that second year tackle Marcus Gilbert would stay put at right tackle, where he started 13 games last season as a rookie. Gilbert was told heading into the offseason that he should prepare to play left tackle in 2012, but this was of course before Adams was drafted and the decision was made to move Willie Colon Read more [...]

Marcus Gilbert to stay at Right Tackle and Mike Adams gets first shot at Left Tackle

Ed Bouchette is reporting that Marcus Gilbert will remain on the right side where he belongs.  That means rookie OT Mike Adams will be placed on the left side.  The Steelers told Willie Colon he was moving to left guard with full intentions of making Adams the Left Tackle. This makes the most sense.  Gilbert is a better right tackle then he is a left.  Adams is built to play...

Willie Colon officially moves to Left Guard for Steelers

Mike Prisuta is reporting that Willie Colon  is the new Left Guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The tweet is a direct quote from Colon.  This is great news in my opinion.  It means that Mike Adams will start.  That Marcus Gilbert will stay at Right Tackle and we now have a more then solid offensive line. This should have happened years ago.  Colon was projected as a guard...

Brett Keisel Ready To Get Back On The Field After Overcoming Groin Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a groin injury against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild Card game and it appears that he is now fully recovered. The injury was termed "severe" after it happened, but by many accounts the 33-year old Keisel was able to avoid offseason surgery and it appears he is ready for his 11th year in the league. Keisel...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive Line Shuffle

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert excited Pittsburghers when the team stole Stanford guard David Decastro with the 24th pick and then selected Ohio State tackle Mike Adams in the second round. But fans should hold off a little on their celebration as head coach Mike Tomlin plans to rush both into the starting lineup and move incumbent right tackle Willie Colon to left guard according to...

Last Time A Rookie Started Season At Guard For Steelers Was Unfortunately Rememberable

I consider myself an amateur historian of the Pittsburgh Steelers and have a huge video collection of games dating back to the early 1970's. I also love going back in time via Google to read old newspaper articles about the team and that includes game recaps after disturbing losses as well. Ever since the Steelers drafted David DeCastro and Mike Adams in the 2012 NFL draft...

Steelers move Colon to left guard

Right tackle Willie Colon is moving to left guard to make room for the Steelers to install to rookie starters in a new-look offensive line. The makeover slides Colon from right tackle, a position that will initially belong to 2011 second-round pick Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert and rookie second-round pick Mike Adams could flip positions during offseason workouts as offensive coaches...

On the Steelers; Running more versus running effectively

There was a great disturbance in the force that is Steelers’ Nation this week and it has nothing to do with Jedi-Knights or Casey Hampton walking through the locker room. At about the same time that it was announced that former offensive tackle Willie Colon would be moving inside to the left guard position, he also made some comments regarding new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s...

Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for the job. What is kind of mind blowing though is that if indeed that...

Steelers’ Mike Wallace signing one-year tender not imminent

Prior to the draft, there was a lot of talk and speculation about where Mike Wallace would play next season. Wallace was a restricted free agent of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which meant any team could offer him an offer sheet and if he signed it and the Steelers didn’t match, Wallace could be had for [...]

2009 Florida Gators Produced Several NFL Players Including Steelers

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. Did anyone see that coming? I certainly didn’t, in fact I was adamant that if the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a running back in the first three rounds, they’d likely avoid one entirely. That being said, Rainey isn’t exactly a prototypical running back. Were the Steelers drawn to Rainey because he is an exciting back who can help...

Mike Tomlin Is The 7th Highest Paid NFL Coach According To Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has released its top 10 list of highest-paid coaches in sports and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin makes the list at 9th overall with an annual salary of $5.75 million. Tomlin is the 7th highest paid NFL coach on the list behind Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Pete Carroll, Lovie Smith and Ken Whisenhunt. Tomlin was originally hired to replace...

Report: Todd Haley Did Not Lobby Steelers To Draft Chris Rainey

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 draft this past April, it seemed as if the selection had the finger prints of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley all over it. Many have pondered that Rainey would be the Steelers 2012 version of Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster, who Haley drafted during his time...

Q&A: Brett Keisel

Brett Keisel, the next captain of the Steelers' defense, says something's missing -- another ring. Keisel talks about that, the buzz among the team, and much more with publisher Jim Wexell:

Trai Essex and Jonathan Scott to compete with Mike Adams, Starks not contacted

The Steelers have a vacant left tackle position at the moment.  The best bet is that Mike Adams is going to fill that void.  He will have competition at that spot according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.  Veterans Jonathan Scott and Trai Essex will compete with Adams for the starting spot. I do not like when guys are handed jobs without winning them out.  Even...
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