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BlitzburghRockCity
08-11-2012, 08:46 PM
It was pretty much inevitable right from the start that this kid would take over sooner rather than later and today Sean Kugler told Jim Wexell that DC is the starter.

He looked good in his first game on Thursday night in Philly and should only get better with more experience.

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Big T
08-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Color me shocked!

Lol

ChucktownSteeler
08-11-2012, 08:51 PM
He is the real deal. Book it.

LatrobePA
08-11-2012, 09:00 PM
Watching the game back last night I could tell he'd be starting. I love it!!

Black@Gold Forever32
08-11-2012, 10:47 PM
If this didn't happen then I would have been worried about DeCastro....lol Hopefully Adams comes back quick so he can get the reps to improve and lock down the starting LT spot....

connecticutsteel
08-11-2012, 10:51 PM
Finally a true talent

Real Deal Steel
08-12-2012, 02:01 AM
Amen

fogdoctor
08-12-2012, 12:18 PM
He was the starter 0.3 seconds after he was drafted.

ChucktownSteeler
08-12-2012, 01:05 PM
He was the starter 0.3 seconds after he was drafted.

Very true.

Nolrog
08-12-2012, 01:34 PM
He was the starter 0.3 seconds after he was drafted.

I don't think it took that long.

CowherPower
08-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Saw this tweet come down alittle while ago...this is kid just a football player, plain and simple.

"@DVEMike DeCastro on what he did to impress staff: "I have no idea. I don't even worry about that. I just play the game."- total badass

Deviouz1
08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
its always comforting to know that not only is your player physically talented but that they are also smart as opposed to players like Chad Ocho****head. i swear that dude has to be one of the dumbest sumbitches to ever step foot on a modern NFL field.

SteelerCountry58
08-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Being our first pick overall there shouldn't be any shadow of a doubt that he would and should
be inserted right away into that M.A.S.H. unit of a O Line we had recently. I'd be pissed off if
he couldn't crack that first team. Let him play,get seasoned and start becoming the beast he is!

connecticutsteel
08-12-2012, 11:53 PM
Even Willie Colon praised big Dave

connecticutsteel
08-13-2012, 12:24 AM
I love my new avatar

Big T
08-23-2012, 11:43 AM
At some point during nearly every NFL player’s rookie season, there is a moment of realization that ultimately defines a career.
For some, it’s understanding that shutting down that defensive end from East Carolina was infinitely easier than containing Terrell Suggs. That the tackles they broke in college are tackles behind the line of scrimmage in the everybody-is-good NFL. That the degree they once considered a nicety but not a necessity might be required after all.
These are the guys that don’t make it.
For the fortunate ones, the game slows down, the hits suddenly don’t seem as hard, the playbook isn’t as indecipherable as it once was. Right about then, they correctly perceive they will have an NFL career that is measured in seasons, not just in weeks.
These are the David DeCastros of the NFL.
DeCastro, the right guard who will become — barring injury — only the fourth rookie lineman to start a Pittsburgh season opener, isn’t about to proclaim he has arrived or that his transition from Stanford to the Steelers is complete. Then again, arguably the quietest player in the locker room doesn’t proclaim much at all.
“When I was playing beside him, I was like, ‘Am I talking too much to you?’ He said, ‘No, no you’re fine, it’s me, I’m just quiet,’ ” Ramon Foster said Wednesday. “That’s just him. You can’t get a bead on him.”
Even if offensive line coach Sean Kugler thinks he has.
“He doesn’t make mistakes, he’s physical and he understands the game,” Kugler said. “He has made drastic improvements, and I think that’s what he is going to be all about.”
DeCastro’s speak-when-spoken-to demeanor was misread early on by some as being confusion, but his play in the first two preseason games has quieted that talk.
“His technique has gotten a lot better, and his double-team blocks (are impressive),” center Maurkice Pouncey said. “He’s finishing, man, you can see it. He’s driving guys to the ground and running down the field whenever we have long runs. It’s exciting to watch.”
Even if the 6-foot-5, 316-pound DeCastro manages to hide any excitement. He is businesslike at all times, even during the sometimes lively position meetings in which his fellow linemen often must coax him to open up.
“It’s a great group of guys,” DeCastro said.
For DeCastro, this is a virtual monologue.
Asked if he feels any more comfortable now than he did when camp opened nearly a month ago, DeCastro replied, “It’s going all right. … It’s just a process getting there. I’m sure I’ll get more comfortable every day.”
Left tackle Max Starks believes DeCastro is close to being there already, even though a truly accurate assessment of the rookie’s progression can’t be made until the regular season arrives in 2˝ weeks.
“He’s a very intelligent kid, and he’s also a very physical individual,” Starks said. “Now that everything has slowed down for him, I think he’s starting to play a lot more settled. Therefore, he’s allowed to be more physical because he’s not having to think as much.”
Not that thinking has ever been a problem for a student who had a 4.06 grade-point average in high school and was a management, science and engineering major at Stanford.
“I’ve got to give it to him. He’s been a pro about everything; he knows the book,” Foster said, referring to the playbook. “The physical part will come. It’s a longer season, and I’m sure he’ll handle it well. Most rookies have a wall, but I think he’s a unique guy and I honestly don’t think he’ll hit it.”
What Foster likes is that DeCastro is the kind of “road grader” that all good running backs and quarterbacks seem to have in front of them — a player who, despite his size, possesses good feet, good hands and excellent flexibility.
“He’s going really fast,” Foster said.
And, to Kugler, it’s in the right direction.
“I don’t expect to look back when it comes to David DeCastro,” he said.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/2453475-85/decastro-rookie-season-steelers-think-david-foster-guard-nfl-physical

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K Train
08-23-2012, 12:02 PM
im quoting that whole thing and posting it on another board, especially the big heart because thats how i feel about him

CowherPower
08-23-2012, 03:12 PM
If there was ever a prototypical attitude,demeanor, and physical nature of a Steelers lineman it's this kid. Some media seem to think it's not a foregone conclusion that kid is going to start this year. He is the starter or he's THE starter..whatever. Unless he gets hurt there was no doubt, even as scrappy as Ramon Foster is, that DeCastro wasn't going to be given the chance to start and be the next big thing.

connecticutsteel
08-23-2012, 05:30 PM
im quoting that whole thing and posting it on another board, especially the big heart because thats how i feel about him

This SA man crush moment is brought to you by ....... lol right on Ktrain

KemoTherapy
08-25-2012, 12:21 PM
It looks like he has the chance to be everything that people thought he could be. The one thing I wonder though is what would have happened if Reiff hadn't been picked right before him?. The Lions are raving about him. Would the Steelers have still taken D.D. over Reiff??.

ChucktownSteeler
08-25-2012, 12:25 PM
As long as D.D. was there when the Steelers picked no one else mattered. IMHO.

Big T
08-25-2012, 12:31 PM
It looks like he has the chance to be everything that people thought he could be. The one thing I wonder though is what would have happened if Reiff hadn't been picked right before him?. The Lions are raving about him. Would the Steelers have still taken D.D. over Reiff??.

No chance...

mos07
08-25-2012, 07:20 PM
DeCastro down...just great...hope it is not serious...........damnit!!!!!!!!!!!

JensK
08-25-2012, 07:23 PM
Looked like a blown ligament in the knee. He looked to be in serious pain.

JShare86
08-25-2012, 07:24 PM
DeCastro down...just great...hope it is not serious...........damnit!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks real real bad I would guess he's done for the year