Steelers 2012 Position Battles: Offensive Line

What used to be one the Steelers biggest strengths had become the teams biggest weakness over the past 8 seasons.  The Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl with what was one of the top tier offensive lines in football.  They had a Hall of Famer in Alan Faneca.  Two studs at their position in […]


Maurkice Pouncey is about to take the next step to Elite

Maurkice Pouncey is about to enter the third year of his career for the Steelers.  He has been everything everyone could have wanted in a first round pick and more.  Pouncey almost instantly came in and made his presence felt.  He did not waste any time impressing his coaches and his teammates.

Pouncey was […]


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 […]


Steelers Projected Offensive Depth Chart for 2012

With Willie Colon moving to Guard we can now see what the line potentially is going to look like.  I put out my projected 53 man roster and I will use that to make the depth chart.  This team is looking young and ready for the future.  This season is the start of a new […]


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 […]


Mike Adams needs to start as to not impede Marcus Gilbert’s development

The Steelers drafted Marcus Gilbert last season to possibly be the future left tackle of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  When the season started Gilbert was second string behind Jonathan Scott.  The Steelers went with the veteran at Left Tackle.  Gilbert was expected to be the swing tackle behind Scott and Colon.

Then Willie Colon went […]


Willie Colon moving to Left Guard?

Ed Bouchette was going over some predictions he saw possibly coming to the Steelers offensive line.  He put out his projected starting offensive line.  In that line was a surprise.  Bouchette put Willie Colon in as the starting left guard.

That means that both rookies make the starting lineup this year.  David DeCastro will be […]


Max Starks plans to be ready by mid July

Max Starks tweeted that his rehab is going well and hopes to be ready by July.  That is good news for Starks.  He can get into someone’s camp and make an impact on a team.  Could that team be the Steelers?  It is possible but it will depend on the draft.

The Steelers head into […]


Ole Miss OT Bobbie Massie visiting the Steelers today

The Steelers have OT Bobbie Massie visiting the teams facilities today according to a report by Scott Brown.  Massie played his college ball at Ole Miss.  He played Left and Right Tackle at Ole Miss and decided to forego his senior year and enter the NFL Draft.

Massie is projected as a solid second […]


Marcus Gilbert almost fully healthy from shoulder surgery

Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has almost recovered fully from surgery.  Gilbert had surgery on his should after the season ended.  Gilbert tweeted that was almost back to full speed.  That is good to hear.  Gilbert still has plenty of time to recover but the fact that he is almost back is great news.

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Willie Colon restructures deal to save Steelers cap space

Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon was at the Steelers facility today.  It is being reported via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that Colon has restructured his contract to save the Steelers $2.85 million in cap space. 

Colon was due to make $5.7 million against the cap this year.  He had $4.5 million in base salary.  He […]


Report: Willie Colon is refusing to take a pay cut

NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Willie Colon is unwilling to take a pay cut.  Colon is due $4.5 million in base salary.  His total cap number is $5.7 million.  The Steelers would only save around $900k if he was released.  Colon is expected to be the right tackle next season moving Marcus Gilbert […]


Willie Colon’s cap number makes it hard to cut him

Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon who has only played one game in the last two seasons is on my list of guys who should be gone this offseason.  After looking at all the cap numbers and potential cost savings to the Steelers by players who could be released it looks like we will be […]


Marcus Gilbert is Permanently the Steelers Right Tackle

Coach Tomlin let out a little nugget today in his press conference.  When the Steelers play the Browns this week Tomlin was talking about his biggest match ups in the game.  One he brought up specifically was Marcus Gilbert vs. Jabaal Sheard.  While speaking of the match up Tomlin made note of Gilbert being […]


The Steelers Kept the Wrong Offensive Tackle in the Offseason

When the offseason actually started after the CBA was completed the Steelers had to make some decisions on what Offensive Linemen to keep and which ones to let go.  Max Starks was overweight and due a large amount of money.  Willie Colon was coming off a torn achilles.  Jonathan Scott played ok in his time […]