After spending his entire NFL career as a left tackle with the Cowboys, Flozell Adams joined the Steelers with the understanding he’s flip to the right side.
As Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News explains it, Adams should have been there all along.
Writes Gosselin: “Through good times
and bad, when I looked at Adams and his 6-7, 335-pound frame, I
saw a right tackle. I saw him as a massive road grader who could
pave holes for elite backs in elite ground games. I always
thought the Cowboys were playing him out of position.“
“We’ve gotten a lot of quality play out of Flozell,” Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler told Gosselin. “We’re excited to have him here. . . . Probably midway
through the preseason he started feeling comfortable. You look at
him now and you wouldn’t know he even played left. He’s very
comfortable over there in his footwork, movement and sets.”
Adams actually has played right tackle before. As Gosselin explains it, Adams was a right tackle at Michigan State before flipping to the left side — the money side — in his senior season. The Cowboys apparently never considered moving him from left to right; then again, it’s possible that Adams would have never accepted the indignity of such a move after spending so many years as a Pro Bowl left tackle with the same team.
In Pittsburgh, he may not be a Pro Bowl right tackle, especially since the Pro Bowl tackles usually are all left tackles. But Flozell quite possibly could be a Super Bowl right tackle.