Mike Tomlin Thinks Guy Whimper Has Done Some Good Things

The Pittsburgh Steelers added veteran tackle Guy Whimper to the roster back in early May with the hopes that he could become the swing tackle behind starters Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert. Over the course of the last week, Whimper has also been worked at guard and head coach Mike Tomlin is apparently pleased with his overall effort and versatility.

“I’ve liked some of the things that Guy Whimper has done,” Tomlin told steelers.com. “We acquired him during the offseason with an eye toward him being a potential swing tackle. In the last few days, he has shown an aptitude for guard play, and that helps his case and ours.”

Whimper played 16 snaps at right tackle in the preseason opener against the New York Giants and figures to see playing time at left guard Monday night against the Washington Redskins as part of the second-team offensive line. Should he have a good showing, he will probably cement his status as the eighth offensive lineman on the 53 man roster.

Whimper was cut loose by the Jacksonville Jaguars early in the offseason after allowing 21 sacks with them over the course of the last three season.

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  • TJimmy

    Hopefully he will never see the field in the regular season

  • steeltown

    Still hoping Joe Long shows he is more valuable.. in the end though, Longs eligibility for the PS might hurt his cause

  • Kenneth Wilt

    You have to hope that Whimper’s experience in this league during his 7 years will allow him to contribute on some level. Maybe he has been miscast as a tackle and should really play guard. I can only hope that will allow him to contribute because after him…we got squat!

  • bgsteelfan

    Sure he’s done some good things. Just the other day he carried Adams’ lunch to the table for him. And then there was that lost person on campus that he pointed in the right direction…

  • bgsteelfan

    I hope you are right. Unfortunately, I think he has been miscast as an OL and should really play pine.

  • bgsteelfan

    I think Long, short of an amazing stretch of play here, is destined for PS, if anything. They like having that veteran scrub on the roster for some reason, so Whimper isn’t going anywhere.

  • cencalsteeler

    Your post made me laugh out loud, good one!

  • James Kling

    Whimper’s never crapped in a laundry basket, or beaten up a paper towel dispenser.

  • dgh57

    Regardless of whether Tomlin thinks Whimper has shown something or not he still hasn’t convinced me not to feel bad for our backup QBs in tonights game! At least Gradkowski and Jones will have a chance to work on their scrambling ability.

  • cencalsteeler

    I feel safer with him moving to guard. That might be his calling.

  • 70’s Fan

    Or it might be Mickey D’s

  • CW


    He can’t be a worse guard than he was a tackle.

    I hope.

  • James Kling

    Come on, give the guy some credit. I’m sure he can land a gig at Chipotle’s…

  • 70’s Fan

    He’s bi-lingual?

  • treeher

    His film is excellent instructional material on how to sack the quarterback.

  • James Kling

    What Whimper does behind closed doors is his own business…

  • 70’s Fan

    Actually, nowadays anyone can do whatever they want no matter how the door is situated.

  • bgsteelfan

    Whimper is flat out awful.

  • bgsteelfan

    Sadly, watching tonight’s game, he can.

  • bgsteelfan

    Or blocked a defensive player, from the looks of it.

  • bgsteelfan

    I honestly think he was the worst player on the field tonight, for either team.

  • steve

    he was horrid tonight i just don’t get why you would have any faith in a guy who shows he’s nothing more than a ticket taker that should be working the gate

  • Shannon Stephenson

    This is why Tomlin is clueless!!!


    I didn’t see any of them in the game tonight. He looked awful.