People are right in saying that Gilbert isn't as bad as he's being made out to be. He would be OK, on a strong line. The problem was that Pouncey was beat like a stepchild by some journeyman(quit tweeting about murderers), DeCastro had a bad play or two, as well as Adams. Unless those guys show more consistency, the inconsistencies of Gilbert will look worse than they are.
I still wish we had not released Urbik so early. Now he is entrenched on the Bills OL. Just don't want to make the same mistake with Gilbert and release him before he reaches his peak.
How long, and how many starts should one get to get to their " Peak " Urbik was never given any shot. Never played, and was released that next season. I think our problem is we have a terrible O-Line coach, and talent evaluator. I mean Urbik, Shipley, Legursky....how many examples are there ? Then we keep, or go get Linemen that are complete wastes of space...Gilbert, Essex, and a few more I forget right now. You wanna keep Gilbert for another season...fine. But that doesn't mean we should reward him with a starting spot. Lets get ANYONE else to start over him off the street. Maybe it will light a fire under him.