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hawaiiansteel
10-25-2012, 08:19 PM
I found this excerpt from Ed's latest chat to be interesting...


THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2012

WRITTEN BY ED BOUCHETTE

-- YOU: Gerry commented that Marcus Gilbert hasn't been seen around the facility since his injury. This seems unusual or is there more to the story.

ME: Iím hurt because I wrote that as well here yesterday. It is unusual for a player who has not had surgery to go missing for two weeks.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/118632-ed-steelers-once-had-rg3-of-their-own

D Rock
10-25-2012, 08:40 PM
I think this one is pretty cut and dry.

The team has asked him to disappear so that no one else gets hurt.

feltdizz
10-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Nit sure if this is a big deal or not but something about Gilbert rubs me the wrong way...

He seems like the type to do enough to stick around but isn't going to go above and beyond for the team. he would be the type to drop a weight on Bens foot so maybe they told him to stay away.

pittpete
10-25-2012, 11:40 PM
http://florida.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=65502#scouting

Negatives: Lacks physical and mental toughness and too often looks for an easy way out. Has a lazy streak and gets by on his natural talent. Plays too soft and catches. Not a puncher and does not use his long arms to create extension. Soft sets and gives ground to anchor. Not a finisher. Plays with the temperament of a chardonnay drinker. Marginal functional strength and power. Tends to bend at the waist, lean and upper-body maul defenders. Questionable stamina and tempo. Easily influenced follower. Will take time to adjust to an NFL playbook.

Shawn
10-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Yeah that screams Steeler.

steelnavy
10-26-2012, 02:39 AM
I think this one is pretty cut and dry.

The team has asked him to disappear so that no one else gets hurt.

I was a nanosecond from spewing my Coke all over the keyboard... That's funny!

toddjammin
10-26-2012, 06:31 AM
In my opinion I think in the long run Mike Adams will be much better than Marcus Gilbert

Jooser
10-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Yeah that screams Steeler.

Unfortunately, it seems to be the New Steeler, i.e. all the injuries this team is racking up.

D Rock
10-26-2012, 07:45 AM
http://florida.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=65502#scouting

Negatives: Lacks physical and mental toughness and too often looks for an easy way out. Has a lazy streak and gets by on his natural talent. Plays too soft and catches. Not a puncher and does not use his long arms to create extension. Soft sets and gives ground to anchor. Not a finisher. Plays with the temperament of a chardonnay drinker. Marginal functional strength and power. Tends to bend at the waist, lean and upper-body maul defenders. Questionable stamina and tempo. Easily influenced follower. Will take time to adjust to an NFL playbook.

I think that is the harshest scouting write-up I've ever seen. "Plays with the temperament of a chardonnay drinker" is classic.

I hereby proclaim that all posters on Planet Steelers refer to Marcus Gilbert by no other name than Chardonnay!

Mister Pittsburgh
10-26-2012, 08:27 AM
I think that is the harshest scouting write-up I've ever seen. "Plays with the temperament of a chardonnay drinker" is classic.

I hereby proclaim that all posters on Planet Steelers refer to Marcus Gilbert by no other name than Chardonnay!

You are absolutely right! That is the harshest I have seen as well. Chardonnay LOL!

BradshawsHairdresser
10-26-2012, 08:33 AM
If only he had DeCastro's temperament...

...or even if we could just get him to land on opponents, rather than teammates...

Jooser
10-26-2012, 08:37 AM
Hell if he just had Bronco's tenacity.

flippy
10-26-2012, 08:50 AM
I think that is the harshest scouting write-up I've ever seen. "Plays with the temperament of a chardonnay drinker" is classic.

I hereby proclaim that all posters on Planet Steelers refer to Marcus Gilbert by no other name than Chardonnay!

"Reunite on Ice" might be more fitting while he's on the shelf might be fitting. And then once he's back in the mix, we can just call him Reunite.

flippy
10-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Hell if he just had Bronco's tenacity.

And Walter Jones talent.

D Rock
10-26-2012, 09:05 AM
"Reunite on Ice" might be more fitting while he's on the shelf might be fitting. And then once he's back in the mix, we can just call him Reunite.


Nah, I like Reunite too much to associate it with him.

Jooser
10-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Flip, I don't think there's any denying his talent, it's his heart that's lacking....

pittpete
10-26-2012, 11:16 AM
I hereby proclaim that all posters on Planet Steelers refer to Marcus Gilbert by no other name than Chardonnay!

How bout Gilbert Grape:D

Oviedo
10-26-2012, 12:25 PM
He may be hitting a bit of a sophomore jinx but he was pretty solid last season as a rookie. I haven't given up hope that he can develop into a solid player.

RuthlessBurgher
10-26-2012, 12:27 PM
How bout Gilbert Grape:D

I wonder if he cried after injuring DeCastro like DiCaprio cried after killing the grasshopper? :p

As Marcus' waistline continues to grow as big as big as Gilbert and Arnie's mother, instead of asking "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" we can asking "What's Gilbert Grape Eating?" instead. ;)

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Marcus+Gilbert+Wild+Card+Playoffs+Pittsburgh+OZJgX IuhrpDl.jpg http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM2NTUyMjE0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwOTQwNTU5._V1._ SY317_CR2,0,214,317_.jpg

feltdizz
10-26-2012, 12:56 PM
He may be hitting a bit of a sophomore jinx but he was pretty solid last season as a rookie. I haven't given up hope that he can develop into a solid player.

Chardonnay has talent but he doesn't have a mean streak. I said the guy rarely finishes games and someone on here disagreed. Not sure who it was but since that first discussion I think Chardonnay hasn't finished 75% of the games he has started.

The write up was spot on... he isn't rehabbing he is hiding.

The kid is softer than a movement after X-Lax...

BradshawsHairdresser
10-26-2012, 02:27 PM
Wonder if we could give him to the Ravens?

BradshawsHairdresser
10-26-2012, 02:29 PM
Chardonnay has talent but he doesn't have a mean streak.

Contrast with Kemoeatu...he had a mean streak, but he had no brain.

pittpete
10-26-2012, 03:51 PM
The kid is softer than a movement after X-Lax...

Thats some funny ****.....
No pun intended LOL

lloydroid
10-26-2012, 04:48 PM
Nit sure if this is a big deal or not but something about Gilbert rubs me the wrong way...

He seems like the type to do enough to stick around but isn't going to go above and beyond for the team. he would be the type to drop a weight on Bens foot so maybe they told him to stay away.

You just described the majority of NFL players, heck, no, you described the majority of PEOPLE.

lloydroid
10-26-2012, 04:55 PM
You are absolutely right! That is the harshest I have seen as well. Chardonnay LOL!

They say he is an easy follower, so if we have leaders who don't accept lazy play, he will be groomed into a decent player. Are we forgetting that Max Starks had many of the same things said about him? We won 2 SBs with him as our LT.

DukieBoy
10-26-2012, 05:41 PM
It says "Fall" on his calendar, year-round.

DukieBoy
10-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Chardonnay has talent but he doesn't have a mean streak. I said the guy rarely finishes games and someone on here disagreed. Not sure who it was but since that first discussion I think Chardonnay hasn't finished 75% of the games he has started.

The write up was spot on... he isn't rehabbing he is hiding.

The kid is softer than a movement after X-Lax... :-?:-?:-?

Softer than a leaky implant.

Jigawatts
10-26-2012, 05:56 PM
Marcus Gilbert is Baby Huey

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2c/Babyhuey.JPG/200px-Babyhuey.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
10-26-2012, 11:42 PM
They say he is an easy follower, so if we have leaders who don't accept lazy play, he will be groomed into a decent player. Are we forgetting that Max Starks had many of the same things said about him? We won 2 SBs with him as our LT.

Well, we won one Super Bowl with Max as our RT and one Super Bowl with Max as our LT, but the point is nonetheless taken.

Steelerphile
10-27-2012, 04:20 AM
I sometimes wondered if Starks had the fire or the competitiveness to play football, but I always thought he was a bright, alert man. Gilbert strikes me as semi-conscious, almost like he has sleep apnea. I hear he snoozes during meetings. For a heavy man, who is over 300 lbs, to allow himself to free fall backwards in a crowd, is an extremely thoughtless act. Even if his set was not strong, nor his leverage good, once he felt himself going backwards, he should have fought with all he was worth. He should have curled to the side or crouched. He should have never free falled, totally stretched out, blindly backwards. That is very dangerous. That he would do that once is very upsetting. That he would allow that to happen, three or more times is appalling.

I thought he was a good prospect last year also. He has the size and the physical attributes that you want. But sports requires mental alertness, and I am so steamed at him right now, I wouldn't care if he didn't return. If he does, he can never, ever allow that to happen again.