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nick5574
11-04-2012, 10:32 PM
Do you guys feel that the running game struggles to start the year was not because any of the backs in particular and that the offensive line was just struggling? Right now it seems that any back we put in the game would be able to pile up 100 yards with the newfound aggressiveness of our linemen.

TarlsQtr
11-04-2012, 10:36 PM
Exactly right.

LatrobePA
11-04-2012, 10:41 PM
Adams is a run blocking fool! Colon and Pouncey are sick together and the backs are feeding off of it! It's a good problem to have. I hope Gilbert lost his starting role.

cbrunn
11-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Yeah I agree Latrobe I think Adams is major reason ... but I disagree about Gilbert I think he's better off on the left side pass protecting ... when DeCastro comes back next year or end of this year ... a line of Gilbert, Colon, Pouncey, DeCastro, Adams (w/ Foster and Legs backing up) is actually a really good line and is the future

K Train
11-05-2012, 02:26 AM
that line just flat out moves people. thats what happens when you get rid of guys like essex, hartwig, stapelton guys on the inside and have just straight up maulers.

some of you were hard on colon early on but the dude is a truly dominant guard, pouncey was so violent today, and mike adams....jesus, when he lands a block its all over. hes not anything special in pass blocking but they have helped him out so perfectly. the sky is really the limit for him.

this is without david decastro too...that makes me feel all tingly inside

scott0326
11-05-2012, 02:40 AM
It is so nice to see the Steelers actually have a good O-line for a change.

JensK
11-05-2012, 06:38 AM
that line just flat out moves people. thats what happens when you get rid of guys like essex, hartwig, stapelton guys on the inside and have just straight up maulers.

some of you were hard on colon early on but the dude is a truly dominant guard, pouncey was so violent today, and mike adams....jesus, when he lands a block its all over. hes not anything special in pass blocking but they have helped him out so perfectly. the sky is really the limit for him.

this is without david decastro too...that makes me feel all tingly inside

I was hard on Colon because the first 3-4 games he played horrible. He was called for more penalties than any other Steelers player by a mile and caused a week sacks. However, lately the dude has been nothing short of great. He is just punishing whoever is dares take him on.

As for Mike Adams, he did look bad on that one sack against Tuck, but he is still learning and lets be fair; Tuck has made better o-line men look worse.

coldrolled
11-05-2012, 07:51 AM
Haley sees the weakness and keeps attacking it...

K Train
11-05-2012, 12:14 PM
I was hard on Colon because the first 3-4 games he played horrible. He was called for more penalties than any other Steelers player by a mile and caused a week sacks. However, lately the dude has been nothing short of great. He is just punishing whoever is dares take him on.

As for Mike Adams, he did look bad on that one sack against Tuck, but he is still learning and lets be fair; Tuck has made better o-line men look worse.
early on colon didnt look great but he was transitioning and week by week looked to be growing into the role, now hes crushing

LatrobePA
11-05-2012, 12:35 PM
Train, you think they'll stick with Adams? Or go back to Gilbert?

steelchamp204
11-05-2012, 12:35 PM
Colong being nastier now is helping, the big factor I think is Mike Adams. He is a beast at run blocing. He did fairly well last night in pass Protection besides the Tuck sack where he just got outplayed. Adams is going to be a beast. No way you give Gilbert his starting job back.

KemoTherapy
11-05-2012, 01:33 PM
The overall team fitness and speed early in the season was not as it should be, Maybe it's taken this time for them to get in game shape?. I'm really happy the line is killing it now and hope they keep everybody in place and nail Gilberts fat *** to the pine even if it was just to prevent self inflicted injuries.Powerful punishing running game again, I've been pining for this to return for years now!.

jcloss23
11-05-2012, 02:49 PM
I think a very overlooked part of our running game's success is Will Johnson. He gives whoever is carrying the ball some kind of seam an the running game is obviously boosted when he is in the game. The lack of FB under B.A. was one of the most criticized things when it came to BAs gameplan. Will Johnson is a monster and really doing some great things for this team.

Real Deal Steel
11-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Do you guys feel that the running game struggles to start the year was not because any of the backs in particular and that the offensive line was just struggling? Right now it seems that any back we put in the game would be able to pile up 100 yards with the newfound aggressiveness of our linemen.

Yes..I do now.