Tuesday, February 19, 2013
RT or LT for Mike Adams?
By Tim Kavanagh
We're going to see a new look for the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive line in 2013. Pro Bowl C Maurkice Pouncey will be back, but there is some debate over what's going to happen elsewhere, as free agency is going to take a bite out of the current depth. One of the players who is expected to play a key role at one of the bookends is Mike Adams, the club's second-round pick in 2012.
In an interview with Steelers.com, the Ohio St. product revealed that he's not too concerned whether he's put on the right or left side, but only that he plays a significant role. "Starting is definitely where I see myself and that is my goal," confirmed Adams, who got some starts at RT in 2012 before an ankle injury ended his season. "That is something I am going to work really hard to do. Getting a taste of playing last year, this year I would like to be out there for all 16 games and through the playoffs. Everyone has a preference of where they want to play. I played left tackle all through college. Whatever side it is I am fine with. I just want to play some ball."
There's a more direct line to starting at LT than at RT, as Marcus Gilbert is expected to handle the latter duties, and incumbent starter Max Starks is hitting free agency and the belief is that he won't be re-signed.