Mike Adams Lines Up At Left Tackle For Third Straight Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have only been at training camp for ten days now, and already we have seen some jumbling not only on the second-team offensive line, but the first-team offensive line as well.

During the Friday evening practice, tackles Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert flipped sides and as of Sunday, they reportedly haven\’t flipped back as of yet. Mike Prisuta and Bob Labriola both reported Sunday afternoon that Adams is still lining up at left tackle with Gilbert manning the right tackle spot. Is this permanent? It\’s hard to tell right now.

As far as the second-team offensive line on Sunday there were a few surprises there as well. According to Labriola, that unit consisted of left to right; Guy Whimper, Justin Cheadle, John Malecki, D\’Anthony Batiste and Kelvin Beachum.

Batiste of course was just signed on Saturday after starting ten games at left tackle last year for the Arizona Cardinals.

Once again, it\’s hard to read too much into that second unit as it seems to flip every few days.

The Steelers will play their first preseason game this coming Saturday against the New York Giants and rest assured we\’ll be charting the offensive line units as well as the play of each player.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Batiste was playing G….I feel a lil better

  • Gautama Om

    Fortunately some of us have taken the wait and see approach on Gilbert.

  • mlc43

    Most of us have taken a wait and see approach with the whole offensive line…..each week we “wait and see” who isn’t hurt and what the line looks like. 😉

  • Bradys_Dad

    I’m hoping that both Golic and Long get a good long look and then signed to the PS. Having the 2 of them spend a year on the PS would be a great insurance policy going forward.

  • steeltown

    Don’t sleep on Justin Cheadle.. he was a pretty good mobile zone OL player in college

  • Dan

    But how hard is Adams really practicing? I can’t imagine he is anywhere near 100% yet? It is really a fair evaluation of how he and Gilbert compare at each position?

  • Jason

    Dave, If this is permanent would it be possible the David DeCastro switches over as well? There has been a good amount of talk about how well Adams and DeCastro are working so well together and have a good repoir.

  • SteelersDepot

    I think we would have seen that by now, but you never know