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Zachintosh66
01-13-2013, 09:58 AM
What are your thoughts about Beachum? Theres been some grumblings about moving him inside to Guard... Either way is this guy ready to be an everyday guy?

steelchamp204
01-13-2013, 12:22 PM
I dont think so.

Get7With7
01-13-2013, 12:27 PM
If the Steelers were serious when they said they wanted to make protecting Ben a priority, then hell no, he's not a starter.

Zachintosh66
01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers offensive line will change dramatically for 2013.
Three regular starters likely won't return and all three players who took turns starting at right tackle should start at separate positions.
There is a caveat to all of this, of course: Provided they all stay healthy.
Look for Max Starks and Ramon Foster to leave in free agency and Willie Colon to be released. Colon's knee injury that placed him on injured reserve for the third season in a row was the last straw. The Steelers want to move on, and they believe they have the right man to replace him.
They drafted Kelvin Beachum -- their fourth and final pick in the seventh round last year -- to play guard, even though he started at tackle for all 52 games of his four years at SMU. When Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams were shelved by injuries after starting at right tackle, the Steelers turned to Beachum. He started the final five games and did a nice job. It helped to convince them he can start at guard.
They will turn right tackle over to Adams. Gilbert will start at left tackle. There was a time many assumed Adams would play left tackle, but he is a more natural right tackle, a better run blocker, and Gilbert's more natural position is left tackle.
David DeCastro will take over at right guard as he did at the end of the season when he became healthy. And, of course, there is three-time Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey.
Their backups are to be determined because at the moment only John Malecki is under contract from their season-ending roster.
That, ladies and gents, is your 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line. Check back for medical updates.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/on-the-steelers-beachum-will-be-part-of-rebuilt-offensive-line-670169/#ixzz2HsVrsG3G

hmmmm

cbrunn
01-13-2013, 12:42 PM
I think Beachum will make an OK guard ... and can backup Tackle ... a good player to have on the line ... not to sold on his starting value ...

Looks like they'll be doing all their running to the right side lol

I think this definitely means that if Warmack is available at 17, and nobody else fell ... I think they'll draft him

Nolrog
01-13-2013, 01:31 PM
What are your thoughts about Beachum? Theres been some grumblings about moving him inside to Guard... Either way is this guy ready to be an everyday guy?

I think Beachum was a great pick in the 7th round and should be a very good backup and spot starter at T for years to come. We need more picks like him later in the draft.

Nolrog
01-13-2013, 01:33 PM
I think this definitely means that if Warmack is available at 17, and nobody else fell ... I think they'll draft him

I hope he's picked way ahead of us. We desperately need help on the D, OLB, MILB, S and even NT, and I don't want them to be tempted to spend yet another first round pick on the line (that would be 6 in a row.)

LatrobePA
01-13-2013, 01:35 PM
I think he is...

TarlsQtr
01-13-2013, 01:49 PM
I am tired of "projects" on the O-Line, which Beachum would definitely be.

That said, although we have a lot of "options", most are pi$$ poor and he may be the best one. Sigh...

Nolrog
01-13-2013, 01:52 PM
I am tired of "projects" on the O-Line, which Beachum would definitely be.

Uhhhhhhh.

TarlsQtr
01-13-2013, 02:00 PM
I hope he's picked way ahead of us. We desperately need help on the D, OLB, MILB, S and even NT, and I don't want them to be tempted to spend yet another first round pick on the line (that would be 6 in a row.)

I know what you mean but I do not know how you could pass on Warmack at 17. He will be (by far) the closest to a sure thing you can get at that draft position. I have looked at several mocks and many have him falling to us, going to the Rams in front of us, or to the Cowboys right after us. He does have a good chance to be there so your nightmare may occur.

Real Deal Steel
01-13-2013, 02:18 PM
If the Steelers were serious when they said they wanted to make protecting Ben a priority, then hell no, he's not a starter.

This.

ChucktownSteeler
01-13-2013, 05:17 PM
Below average back-up, only slightly better than Legursky. Not starter material.

LatrobePA
01-13-2013, 05:19 PM
I doubt he was drafted to be a starter.

NeilPatrickBanana
01-13-2013, 05:39 PM
What are your thoughts about Beachum? Theres been some grumblings about moving him inside to Guard... Either way is this guy ready to be an everyday guy?

Beachum has one excellent skill set... his feet. the guy can move. He is super athletic.

The idea that they are moving Beachum inside, is encouraging in one sense... maybe they are going to move to an athletic zone blocking scheme? I think it would be a great move. The young lines athleticism is clearly going to be it's strong suit.

I can see Beachum playing inside in that type of scheme... in the current scheme? no way.

polamalu43
01-13-2013, 11:55 PM
Guys we need to start working to improve our cap space. Beachum can be a good option for us on the cheap. We have Pouncey, Gilbert, DeCastro, Adams and Foster (hopefully) Beachum will be one of our rotational backups, and we need to find another one like him near the end of the draft.

Mike Tomlin
01-14-2013, 12:41 AM
Beachum has one excellent skill set... his feet. the guy can move. He is super athletic.

The idea that they are moving Beachum inside, is encouraging in one sense... maybe they are going to move to an athletic zone blocking scheme? I think it would be a great move. The young lines athleticism is clearly going to be it's strong suit.

I can see Beachum playing inside in that type of scheme... in the current scheme? no way.
The kid is very smart and very athletic, I saw this in a game earlier in the year when he stepped in. Off the snap he may be the fasted we have including Pouncey. He did well at T even though he has nowhere near the build for that position. Is he a starter, technically I guess he is hell he was the starting RT for the last few games. I think an off season of learning the guard position this kid will be very good for us for years to come. The thing that I really love about this kid is that he's still very young. Imagine the point when he becomes a man , I mean you can still see the child in his face. Once he turns that corner we're going to love this kid.

LatrobePA
01-14-2013, 08:49 AM
I didn't think he was awful...

USMC607
01-14-2013, 09:55 AM
You know.... You would think with all of the high draft picks we have used on the Oline in recent yrs we would have the best one in the NFL... Unfortunately its almost the polar opposite...

KemoTherapy
01-14-2013, 01:03 PM
Amen to that!!. It makes me believe either the o-line coach sucks or the players are so lacking in conditioning that they get injured all the time or don't play to their ppotential. Maybe a philosophy change is required, and it's not just a matter of drafting the biggest heaviest guys you can find. You still have to be able to bend and move. And Colon is no surprise..perpetually injured.

DBR96A
01-14-2013, 02:46 PM
I am tired of "projects" on the O-Line, which Beachum would definitely be.

I'm tired of "project" players, period. Mike Wallace was one of them. Besides, this team needs players who are NFL-ready.