Personally I think the biggest mistake this coaching staff made was switching Adams and Gilbert so late in training camp. Maybe Gilbert was crazy bad at LT but he couldn't have been much worse than Adams has played so far.
Last season's best stretch came when Adams was playing RT and could be a road-grader type of blocker. I still think that's where he belongs. As for LT I have no idea. I'm all for giving Gilbert a shot there. Like I said, he can't be worse than Adams has been.
Peter King, stating the glaringly obvious in his MMQB column today:
"Mike Adams, Steelers left tackle, is awful."
I will kindly correct you steelz09 and say that this statement doesn't indirectly admit; it screams, with a bull-horn, from the roof-top, the incompetence of many, many people. Anyone involved with determining the final 53 and dressing a player that by the coaching staff's own admission is unfit to place a toe on the field. This guy signed back in May. Between his horrible resume and 6 months on this team, it's criminal he has a roster spot.
I don't know what the issue between Tomlin and Max is/was... but it was clearly something. Just think if we had Max Starks instead of Guy Whimper right now which was obtainable. We could have moved Adams to RT where he belongs and put Max in at LT. That not only improves the LT situation but it also upgrades RT.
Why would Mikey want to improve 2 positions? A HC isn't supposed to do that, right? That might actually allow us to win a game.
"Below the line of preparation" is the new "the standard is the standard"...