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feltdizz
08-09-2012, 08:33 PM
Did we practice pass protection at all this summer?

hawaiiansteel
08-09-2012, 08:37 PM
hope Max Starks will be healthy soon, there is no way that Mike Adams is ready to start at LT in the National Football League.

SteelCrazy
08-09-2012, 09:32 PM
Adams needs a lot of work before he'll be ready to play in this league. Im with HS, hoping Max Starks is ready soon!

pittpete
08-10-2012, 01:44 AM
hope Max Starks will be healthy soon, there is no way that Mike Adams is ready to start at LT in the National Football League.

After 1 preseason game can you really mean that?
Kemo was doing this after 6 years

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2012, 02:32 AM
After 1 preseason game can you really mean that?



Mike Adams gave up 2 sacks in the first quarter before he left the game.

extrapolating that out he would have given up 8 sacks in the game and would allow 128 sacks over a 16-game season. so yeah, I would say that after seeing Adams' less than impressive performance against the Eagles' Philip Hunt who isn't even the Eagles first-string RDE.

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2012, 02:37 AM
Mike Adams injured in rough Pittsburgh Steelers debut

By Dan Hanzus
Aug. 10, 2012 a


The Pittsburgh Steelers took a calculated risk by starting rookie left tackle Mike Adams in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The results weren't good.

Adams, the Steelers' second-round draft pick, had a debut to forget, allowing two strip sacks of Ben Roethlisberger in a nine-play stretch before leaving the game, won 24-23 by the Eagles, with a right knee injury.

Adams was taken to the locker room after hurting the knee. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that both Adams and rookie guard David DeCastro would start Thursday despite some noticeable growing pains in training camp.

"We'll see more about them, and of course we'll know more about them by Thursday night," Tomlin said at the time.

What the Steelers learned was that Adams will need to greatly improve if Pittsburgh intends to plug him into the starting lineup in Week 1. That is, if he's even healthy enough to be considered an option.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000048083/article/mike-adams-injured-in-rough-pittsburgh-steelers-debut?module=HP11_headline_stack

calmkiller
08-10-2012, 08:42 AM
He will be fine. First NFL game and you all are crying already. Really? You expect immediate probowl players. It is the same thing every year and everyone somehow forgets about the previous years. I remember when we drafted Mendenhall and Sweed in the first and second rounds and everyone was so excited over that. Same thing every year. Let the kids play a season of football and practice and improve. If they are terrible in a few year then you can start calling them out. Otherwise lay off. I am sure everyone here was the best person at their job the first few weeks they were there too.

Slapstick
08-10-2012, 08:46 AM
Mike Adams gave up 2 sacks in the first quarter before he left the game.

extrapolating that out he would have given up 8 sacks in the game and would allow 128 sacks over a 16-game season. so yeah, I would say that after seeing Adams' less than impressive performance against the Eagles' Philip Hunt who isn't even the Eagles first-string RDE.

And Jon Dwyer had 40 yards on two carries...

Extrapolating that out to 25 carries would mean that he would have rushed for 500 yards in a game...over a 16 game season, that would 8000 yards rushing, so yeah, I would say extrapolating doesn't necessarily tell the story...:-P

pittpete
08-10-2012, 10:50 AM
overreact much?

grotonsteel
08-10-2012, 11:30 AM
My 2 cents on O-line

Mike Adams was good in run blocking. Pass Protection was a different game altogether. I think with more reps he should be ok.

Ramon Foster is not a LG. He is a RG.

Marcus Gilbert struggled as much as Mike Adams in this game.

DeCastro and Pouncey were the stars of this O-line.

Legs was horrible. He might be on the bubble IMO.

Jolly, Beachum and Malecki were also horrible.

Lee looked good. Agreed it was against 5th stringers but still it looks like he has potential.


Starting:- Starks-Colon-Pouncey-DeCastro-Gilbert
Backup:- Adams-Foster

Ryan Lee - Backup or PS

feltdizz
08-10-2012, 12:17 PM
He will be fine. First NFL game and you all are crying already. Really? You expect immediate probowl players. It is the same thing every year and everyone somehow forgets about the previous years. I remember when we drafted Mendenhall and Sweed in the first and second rounds and everyone was so excited over that. Same thing every year. Let the kids play a season of football and practice and improve. If they are terrible in a few year then you can start calling them out. Otherwise lay off. I am sure everyone here was the best person at their job the first few weeks they were there too.

I'm willing to give these rookies time but I'm really concerned about pass protection. I rarely saw a pocket last night...

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2012, 02:43 PM
overreact much?

not really.

I was just pointing out that based on what I saw of Mike Adams' play yesterday I don't believe he is ready to start in Game 1 at Denver against Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

I think Mike Adams will be just fine, but just not yet...

pittpete
08-10-2012, 04:10 PM
Too early to tell,nerves can really get the best of you......
If this was the final preseason game I'd have to agree with you.

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2012, 05:42 PM
And Jon Dwyer had 40 yards on two carries...

Extrapolating that out to 25 carries would mean that he would have rushed for 500 yards in a game...over a 16 game season, that would 8000 yards rushing

man, it's going to be tough to re-sign Dwyer to a new contract after he has that kind of a season. Dwyer is going to be demanding Adrian Peterson money :p

RuthlessBurgher
08-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Suisham was 1 for 1 on field goals. Extrapolate that out, and he'd be 16 for 16 for the season. He'll obviously demand Bill Gates money.

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2012, 10:52 PM
Suisham was 1 for 1 on field goals. Extrapolate that out, and he'd be 16 for 16 for the season. He'll obviously demand Bill Gates money.


Suisham was 14 of 15 on FGs for us in 2010 and since we will be mostly scoring TDs instead of kicking FGs this season 16 out of 16 is not out of the realm of possibility. :tt2

skyhawk
08-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Mike Adams got beat bad on the speed rushes but I also saw him make a few great blocks and a couple pancakes.

hawaiiansteel
08-13-2012, 03:03 AM
Mike Adams got beat bad on the speed rushes but I also saw him make a few great blocks and a couple pancakes.

and don't forget that Adams has proved himself to be excellent at recovering fumbles, falling on two of them...