What To Expect From Pittsburgh Steelers: 2014: Tackles

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Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass as offensive tackle Mike Adams (76) blocks for him against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Adams. 76. player. 55. Bust.  Plain and simple.  Mike Adams is entering this 3rd season in the NFL and as a Steeler, and has done nothing to impress.  In fact, he usually is a liability when placed on the line.  The first four games of 2013 are a prime example.  Adams was flat out awful to start off the season.  He was so bad, that he became the third option under Guy Whimper during the Oakland Raiders game in Week 6.  Adams has much to do this season if he does not want to become a roster casualty.  His off the field issues won’t help his case either.  Adams ‘lost’ the trial involving three men who were accused by Adams of threatening to carjack then stabbed him during an altercation.  The Defense of the three men were able to poke enough holes in Adams’ account that the men walked free.  What does this mean for Adams’ personal accountability with the team?   He has two years left on his rookie contract and will need to do nothing short of a miracle performance if he wants to get a contract extension.  He will need to be a solid backup to Gilbert on the right side and hope to God he never gets called to fill in at left tackle where he plays so terribly at the NFL level.  Poor technique and slow feet will need vast improvements from Munchak.  Can he work miracles in less than a year?  This former Buckeye will need two solid seasons or he can expect his phone to stay silent when he becomes a free agent. . RT. Exp. 2yrs.