The shocker that came down today with the release of Max Starks has put the Steelers in a position now of scrambling to find Tackles to even get on the roster let alone play in 2011.
Marcus Gilbert, the 2nd round pick out of Florida, could now be put into a position where he needs to be in the mix as a starter on either side. Gilbert has played both LT and RT at Florida, so in theory he could on either side. Sean Kugler initially said that they will prepare him to play on both sides, which is typical for the Steelers since they love versatile offensive lineman. The question is, will he be ready, does this move by the team elevate his timetable to where they will count on him to be a starter?
They can also put Flozell back over at LT and then see if Gilbert could be ready on the RT position. Then you add Colon into the mix if they can sign him.
It's not like teams don't ever start rookies at the Tackle position, and Gilbert was a second round pick so he's certainly capable you would think. You'd rather not have this situation occur but regardless of what other moves the team does in the coming week it's a possibility that Gilbert could be on the field in early September.