View Full Version : Gilbert overcomes bad first impression to make move at LT

08-26-2011, 05:18 AM
The Steelers sought the opinion and endorsement of their Pro Bowl center, Maurkice Pouncey, when they selected tackle Marcus Gilbert in the second round of the NFL draft. Pouncey and Gilbert were more than linemates at the University of Florida; they were good friends.

So, when Gilbert reported to training camp out of shape and injured his hamstring as a result, the Steelers got on Pouncey about his recommendation and leaned on him to light a fire under the 6-foot-6, 340-pound rookie.

It seems to be working...............

Read more @ http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11238/1170011-66.stm

Count Steeler
08-26-2011, 05:23 AM
Oh baby. Pouncey, you are a beast. If Gilbert listens, as it appears he is doing, we may solidify an Oline that has been sub par. The OLine may be the most improved unit on our team this year.

Galax Steeler
08-26-2011, 06:07 AM
Thanks for the read, I really like what I am hearing Pouncey needs to stay on him and make him a top notch lineman.

08-27-2011, 03:36 PM
I agree if Gilbert can play up to what Pouncey thinks he can and getting a healthy Colon back we could have a great line compared to years past.