The Pittsburgh Steelers have kicked off their first day of OTA practice and there is already some news coming out of Pittsburgh. First and foremost, the Steelers have started practice by placing Marcus Gilbert at left tackle and Mike Adams is positioned on the right side.
This was one of the big questions that fans and reporters were interested in seeing what the coaches would do. Adams was drafted in the second round by the Steelers in the 2012 draft and seen early action due to injuries on the offensive line. Adams made six consecutive starts at right tackle in 2012 due to a Gilbert injury. Adams then became injured by a left ankle injury on November 25th, a contest against the Cleveland Browns.
Gilbert is also a former second round pick by the Steelers (2011). In 2011, Gilbert started in 13 games and won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award. In 2012, Gilbert was aggravated by injuries. On November 26th, Gilbert was placed on injured reserve due to a right ankle injury.
As we move forward, we will continue to see if the Steelers continue to keep the tackles in these positions. I expect them to experiment and move the two around. We will keep you updated right here on what moves they make on the offensive line as well as the rest of the team! Check back later for more Steelers N Stuff!