Marcus Gilbert AWOL and not rehabbing his injury?
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.
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!
Originally Posted by D Rock
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.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
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.
Originally Posted by pittpete
I hereby proclaim that all posters on Planet Steelers refer to Marcus Gilbert by no other name than Chardonnay!
Hall of Famer
You are absolutely right! That is the harshest I have seen as well. Chardonnay LOL!
Originally Posted by D Rock
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.
Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh
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.
Originally Posted by lloydroid
What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.