Adam Schein Takes Unsubstantiated Shot At 2013 Play Of Steelers G David DeCastro

It’s been a little while since analyst Adam Schein has taken a shot at the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is now back on schedule thanks to his most recent piece on NFL.com.

Schein’s latest offering revolves around eight players and one coordinator that he believes must take the next step forward in 2014 and he includes Steelers right guard David DeCastro on that list.

Schein writes of DeCastro:

Everyone once called DeCastro — a steady, sturdy offensive guard from Stanford — one of the safest picks of the 2012 NFL Draft. Well, a knee injury claimed his first season and poor play marred 2013. Pittsburgh hired O-line guru Mike Munchak this offseason. DeCastro must live up to the billing.

Poor play in 2013? While DeCastro certainly didn’t play well enough in 2013 to garner an All-Pro designation, calling his play “poor” is irresponsible on the part of Schein. DeCastro, who missed one game last season, allowed all of two sacks and five quarterback hits in 2013, according to Pro Football Focus and was easily the best run blocker on the team.

Schein could point to DeCastro’s failed cut block attempt against the Tennessee Titans early in the season-opener that put center Maurkice Pouncey out for the rest of the year as a “poor play”, but outside of that single play and his sub-par performance in the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions, DeCastro more than held his own in 2013.

If Schein really wanted to pick on a 2012 first-round selection that has yet to live up to his billing, he need not look any further than Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.

If, however, Schein is dead set on having an offensive lineman on his list, why not Detroit Lions tackle Riley Reiff, who was taken one spot ahead of DeCastro? Reiff was average at best in 2013.

All of this is par for the course with Schein, as this is the same person who predicted back in April that the Cleveland Browns will finish ahead of the Steelers in 2014. He’s a known Steelers hater, so such uninformed analysis isn’t going to be ending anytime soon.

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  • Steelman72

    Adam Schein is a DOUCHE!!! I was extremely happy when he left the Sirius/xm radio show he hosted with Rich Gannon. Gannon is one of the best on the air and Schein would consistently trample over him with his stupid rants. 90% of the callers he so rudely treated knew more about the game than he did. He should be chained in a port a potty with Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin and dropped off the top of the Empire State building!

  • Paddy

    Adam Shein hasn’t been the same since leaving the car painting business. Oh wait!

  • Smashmouth

    Why would you want to treat a port a potty so badly ?

  • grw1960

    You are 100% correct. Drop it off the pier. Maybe it will float and maybe it won’t

  • Markzila

    Schein was on a show here in NY called Loud Mouths… it fits for him.

  • Derick L Young

    nice work Dave.

  • dgh57

    What a IDIOT!!

    If he wants to pick on someone on the OL why not Gilbert?

  • Steel PAul

    He’s wrong of course. At the same time, the suggestions that DeCastro is already an All-Pro or Pro Bowler are premature.

    He’s on an upward slope and looks to be a good one for a long time. But he does need some more work, strength and understanding to let loose and really become the OG he can be.

  • Milliken Steeler

    Agreed X 10

  • Wayne Darby

    Schein and Florio are brothers.

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    Ever since m.sam came out of his closet, schein is lonely, wants some attention.

  • Matthew Suloman

    Stupid loudmouth j$w

  • Dewayne Braxton

    I believe combine reports indicate Decastro did 30 plus reps of 225. Last year Ziggy was the strongest on the team. However, both Decatro and Pouncey more than hold their own. Last year was his first year starting. He is a first round pcik with all the smarts and physical tools. We are talking about a guy we’ve seen under perform consistently. Nor is he an undersized guy who lacks strength while he plays out of position. Unlike some of his teammates, we have every reason to expect him to get better.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    That is to easy. By now the whole NFL and the world know he sucks.

  • AndyR34

    Why does anyone care what Adam Schein says? He knows nothing…speaks mush…and is intellectually challenged.

  • Andy Pappas

    Could not agree with you more. Schein was the least knowledgeable Sirius host. He used to throw so much poo poo against the wall something would eventually stick. It got to the point with me that I couldn’t listen to his show anymore and would change the channel. When I found out he moved to another channel it was like Christmas. My favorite question he asked was to Coach Tomlin. He had the nerve to ask if Big Ben would have his starting job once his suspension was over. STUPID

  • steelster

    Why don’t they fire this guy ?

  • dgh57

    Better to state the obvious with Gilbert than have a negative statement about a up and coming player like DeCastro come back to where you have to eat your words.

  • Rick Hankey

    I stopped giving Adam Schein any credence when I saw Phil Simms have to teach a him (a grown man*) how to throw a football on a SB pregame show.

  • George Armstrong

    Really? Being a little anti-Semitic aren’t you? Then again, with a name like “Suloman” its understandable. What with it being a mongrel name that has no history or ties to anywhere relevant, its no wonder you slur other people’s name and culture. I get it.

  • HiVul

    Can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or hypocritical… lol

  • George Armstrong

    A little bit of both :)