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    We Need to Pull DeCastro More

    I ran across this article on a breakdown of Steeler blocking responsibilities on some running plays in the Bear's game. They specifically talk about how well DeCastro pulls. A couple of interesting items in the article. One is that when Foster pulls he keeps his head down which causes him to miss blocks. The other is how often Sanders is mentioned on how well he blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    I ran across this article on a breakdown of Steeler blocking responsibilities on some running plays in the Bear's game. They specifically talk about how well DeCastro pulls. A couple of interesting items in the article. One is that when Foster pulls he keeps his head down which causes him to miss blocks. The other is how often Sanders is mentioned on how well he blocks.

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    There's another article on that site giving Gilby some kudos:
    http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...marcus-gilbert

    They even show how well he handled Peppers 1 on 1 during 1 play. That's something Adams couldn't do for most of the night with a lot of the pressure coming from Ben's left all night.

    Gilby may not work hard, but I think he's the more talented of the 2 tackles. As I see him progressing and Adams regressing, I wonder if the Steelers pulled the plug on Gilby on the left too soon? It's almost like the Steelers have the entire OLine completely backward and both tackles and guards should flip sides. Seems like it would even be more natural to have Foster on the right and DD pulling from the left.

    I know switching players now would be a cluster fudge, but I'd roll with L-R - Gilby, DD, Fernando, Foster, and Beachum/Adams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    There's another article on that site giving Gilby some kudos:
    http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...marcus-gilbert

    They even show how well he handled Peppers 1 on 1 during 1 play. That's something Adams couldn't do for most of the night with a lot of the pressure coming from Ben's left all night.

    Gilby may not work hard, but I think he's the more talented of the 2 tackles. As I see him progressing and Adams regressing, I wonder if the Steelers pulled the plug on Gilby on the left too soon? It's almost like the Steelers have the entire OLine completely backward and both tackles and guards should flip sides. Seems like it would even be more natural to have Foster on the right and DD pulling from the left.

    I know switching players now would be a cluster fudge, but I'd roll with L-R - Gilby, DD, Fernando, Foster, and Beachum/Adams.
    I'm not sure who is more talented, but Gilbert definitely looks less incapable than Adams. Gilbert seems to have lapses in judgement, overall slowness in his reactions (which isn't good!) But Adams (in addition to showing this same trait)... Adams just gets his lunch taken every week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
    Gilbert definitely looks less incapable than Adams.
    what a brilliant way to put it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
    I'm not sure who is more talented, but Gilbert definitely looks less incapable than Adams. Gilbert seems to have lapses in judgement, overall slowness in his reactions (which isn't good!) But Adams (in addition to showing this same trait)... Adams just gets his lunch taken every week.
    ROTFLMAO...thank you, Shoe, this is classic Jerry, I tell ya.

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    With these two, you gotta parse your words!

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