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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Leaves Game With Quad Injury


Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has left the game against the Baltimore Ravens with a right quad injury and is questionable to return.

Gilbert, who was hampered this past week in practice by a quad injury, was replaced by Guy Whimper.

The Steelers dressed eight offensive linemen for the first time all season and it seems as though they knew Gilbert might be touch and go.

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  • sean mcmartin

    This is BS, The Steelers knew brown was gone for the season and made no effort to find another OL man..sucks whimper is in

  • Brandon James

    They are almost at their YPG average running already, so whatever it is something is working.

  • Fire.Mike.Tomlin

    Addition by subtraction…..

  • Virdin Barzey

    I’ve said it many time before and I will continue to say it. Gilbert has got to be the softest OL guy I have seen in a long time. He’s better than Whimper but he’s clearly a whimp.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Dare to recommend any OL they could have gotten

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Sir, you got me questioning your remarks. Your remarks are usually way off and seemingly personal.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Not sure what remarks are way off since I’ve gotten vote ups for most of my remarks. Look at the short history this team has with Gilbert. He gets pushed around and doesn’t have a nasty bone in his body. He played better on the other side but clearly not aggressive.

    In the NFL, your o-line need to be physical and nasty otherwise you will get owned and injured. Seems to be his pattern. Please enlighten us with how this is off.

  • Shea Fahr

    Keep complaining so we can keep winning…Superstition.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Soft or not, Gilbert has been our second-most consistent O-lineman on team. He finish his job, he actually did an admirable job finishing the plays last game against Jets. If you could, I mean if you really can- please give me pointers to where Gilbert have been the most softest O-lineman. If you were talking about Guy Whimper or Mike Adams- maybe.. just maybe but Gilbert? Come on man.

    I realize you probably are basing most off the comments you saw and made the judgmental statement because if you watch, you saw- you’ll not be posting this. Facts.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    You gotta eat those words. Whimper, along with the rest of the O-line played really well.

  • Riverstko

    I know You’re Right Whimper did Well! And i heard they moved Adams to right T during some point of the game

  • Virdin Barzey

    Here’s you facts. Gilbert lost his job to Mike Adams on the left side. Guess why? Beachum was being considered by the coaching staff to replace Gilbert but Adams was worse. You must not follow the team or the coaching staff. There are tons of articles and interviews about the performance of these two men….my words.

    My facts come from watching the tape. The tape doesn’t lie. I go back over the tape and look at players and it so obvious even Stevie Wonder can see it. Like I’ve said, he has played better on the right side but he is not aggressive in his play. The line played much better tonight. Go look at the interviews of the players. The number one statement was the line was much more physical and aggressive. Neither Adams or Gilbert played. You can’t be serious.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    The switch at training camp has more to do with experiments with our O-line. I don’t have a problem with you saying they should do this or that different, or something, that’s fine by me! My problem is how you called Gilbert out. If you had watched Gilbert against Bears, you’d saw what I saw; he did a damn good job containing the right side. Against Jets he actually was at his most agile for any game I have ever seen as he got out during screen passes and blocked well despite failed attempts for our plays.

    Now look, that’s where normally i’d agree with you; if we were talking about last year. This year Gilbert has passed my eye-sighting test and I have learned to lower my standards/expectation of our O-line. Also I recalled Jim Wexell (he’s not that reliable but to support my point) mentioned on his page that Todd Haley felt like Mike Adams would be much more dominating at LT than RT and did not see it to meeting Mike Adams’ strength at RT.

    Personally i’d have left Gilbert at LT because then Mike Adams’ strengths would be met, also you and I both would be thrashing him together, definitely but that didn’t happened. Gilbert performed well, Mike Adams didn’t. Disappointing I will say.

  • joed32

    Adams did play as a second TE though.

  • Virdin Barzey

    First off the switch had nothing to do with experimenting. It had everything to do with Gilbert’s performance. Adams played well enough last year on the right side. The reason they switch it was because Gilbert wasn’t getting it done. Period.

    As I’ve state several times, putting Gilbert on the right was the best move for him and he has played better. However, what was the point of this thread? He’s soft, not aggressive and needs to be nasty. Is he agile? Kinda. Has he contained the right side? For the most part. Has nothing to do with his aggressiveness or his toughness. Even Ben stated he wish the o-line was more nasty and aggressive. Both Adams and Gilbert are none of those….even though they both play the right side well enough.

    If you look at DeCastro, he plays very physical and aggressive especially in the running game. That’s the point.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I’m pretty certain Big Ben’s comment is toward WHOLE O-line and you know that. Yes the switch have everything to do with experimenting. They even quoted that at training camp! At this point honestly, I wouldnt- even you shouldn’t take the coaches serious when it come to evaluating O-linemen at all. They thought Mike Adams looked good enough to be a starting LT and DIDN’T go after anybody…

    Traded for Levi Brown… gave Chris Kemoeatu and Willie Colon fat contracts. Heck Jonathan Scott was our starting left tackle! Point being, I felt like your remarks toward Gilbert is misdirected; it shall be toward the coaching and their evaluations. If that makes any sense.

  • Virdin Barzey

    I for one will never endorse the ineptness of our coaching staff when it comes to the o-line. So we can agree on that but that was not the point of the thread. A number of these linemen are not very good….especially where they were drafted.

    You can defend Gilbert or feel sorry for him that I was too harsh but I’m not the only one who see what I see. You can go after the coaching staff but I’m focus now on the player. He is what he is and glad that we maybe able to salvage this disaster. He’s soft, gets injured a lot and doesn’t have a nasty bone in his body. We need linemen that are willing to impose their will on the opposition. DeCastro gets it. Pouncey has it. Good luck finding it in Gilbert.

    Big Ben comments was toward the whole line but once again, its obvious who does play a certain way on that line and who does not.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Fair enough, sir. Although i’d have to say Pouncey is soft too though, he hasn’t been great since his rookie year… in matter of fact its like if he hasn’t hit gym since his years at Florida. Velaso is much more equipped to handle POA against NTs. Also to put this in notion; I knew right away the Steelers FO messed up with Marcus Gilbert, drafted him too high. The expectation for Gilbert always have been same for me.

    I know I may be nitpicking things but there are many things I picked up while I was a junior scout at Old Dominion University, I have learned that there are actually two entirely different of styles when it come to developing O-linemen. Schematic and versaility/potentials. I was actually high on Kelvin Beachem. Mike adams and Marcus Gilbert, not so much.

    I also saw potentials in Gilbert and with way our O-line have been (that’s on coaching part again) I am more patient than people would be and Marcus Gilbert has progressed. Its not a matter of whether he is the worst or not; Gilbert is our second most consistent O-linemen… soon to be third with Beachem kicking it up. I’m more wary of Ramon Foster, he shouldn’t be starting at all. When you are the second/third best O-lineman on team right now, can we really bash him? Its not saying much but it is what it is.

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