Getting Marcus Gilbert A Few Snaps At Left Tackle During The Preseason Would Be Advisable
Coming out of their first preseason game against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. seemed to be pretty happy with how things went with Mike Adams on the left side and Marcus Gilbert on the right. However, at some point during the preseason it would probably be a good idea to get Gilbert some left tackle snaps during a game just in case.
Based on the injury history of the Steelers offensive line, every play is an adventure and the odds are likely pretty good that all five starters won\’t play every snap during the season. Now is the time to work a few players at different positions, even if it is just for seven or eight snaps.
The Steelers seem set to give Guy Whimper a go at left guard at some point during the Monday night game against the Washington Redskins, so while it will be interesting to watch, at least he is getting some work in at another position.
Gilbert has received very little work at left tackle during the previous two preseason, so he could probably use a little more. This is one of many things I will be looking for against the Redskins.