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Flozell Adams becomes protoypical right tackle

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.

After a rough start on the right side, which at one point had Adams sharing first-team reps with Jonathan Scott in a preseason game, Adams has made the transition nicely. 

“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.

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20 Responses to “Flozell Adams becomes protoypical right tackle”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 28, 2010 7:01 AM

    Oh no, they’re not going to unleash hell in December again, are they!???

  2. WildBirdOffense says: Oct 28, 2010 7:04 AM

    So could about 31 other right tackles.

  3. pghguyy33 says: Oct 28, 2010 7:06 AM

    steelers only have a chance if there dbs start playing better.

  4. red13 says: Oct 28, 2010 7:15 AM

    You forgot to mention he hurt his ankle in Sunday’s game and could miss some time, Mike…

  5. USSteelBldg says: Oct 28, 2010 7:32 AM

    We love Flozell here in the ‘Burgh.

  6. JayMan says: Oct 28, 2010 7:58 AM

    Did he hurt his ankle tripping someone again? He’s always been a dirty player that got by on his size and cheap shots… never had the true skills required to be a LT. He’s been flagged way too many times too.

  7. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 8:02 AM

    See what a little intelligent coaching can do, Jerry? You’re gang of idiots down there in Dallas would never have figured this out.

  8. goJags says: Oct 28, 2010 8:44 AM

    Anybody wants to crown Garrett for the HOF remember this before voting for him.

  9. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 9:09 AM

    goJags says:
    October 28, 2010 8:44 AM
    Anybody wants to crown Garrett for the HOF remember this before voting for him.
    ================
    LOL. You’ve got that right.
    Three years ago or so, JG was probably the hottest name on the coaching carousel. Talk about timing.
    He’ll be lucky to get a job as a QB or recievers coach when he gets poopcanned at the end of the season.

  10. HamBurghlar says: Oct 28, 2010 9:09 AM

    Silly @joetoronto, they dont even know what football IS in Canadia!
    But they do have haters there, so congrats on that! The Steelers will just keep on winning, but we do like when other teams “fans” cry about everything we do. Looks like you fit that mold… We don’t need Tomlin to verbally say it, but they unleash hell every week.. Check out the record, we’ll check back in with you in Feb when we’re in the Super Bowl once again .

  11. somesome says: Oct 28, 2010 9:11 AM

    … just a big right tackle, nothing more, can’t hack it as left tackle, no skill, just brute force, so what …. even Haynesworth can do that ….

  12. andyprough says: Oct 28, 2010 9:24 AM

    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.”
    ======================
    Kind of amusing that the local sports writer is a far better talent evaluator than Jerry Jones. Maybe Gosselin should be hired to run the Dallas front office?
    I’ll bet Dallas fans are missing him now – since their o-line is in shambles this year. With Flozell, Pouncey and Starks, the Steelers have gone from fielding one of the worst o-lines last year, to probably one of the best so far this year. Sean Kugler should get a healthy bonus for coaching his butt off at the end of the season.

  13. overkil2 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:39 AM

    “JayMan says:
    October 28, 2010 7:58 AM
    Did he hurt his ankle tripping someone again? He’s always been a dirty player that got by on his size and cheap shots… never had the true skills required to be a LT. He’s been flagged way too many times too.

    So, what you are saying is that he’s a great fit with the Steelers, no?

  14. Blackbeard says: Oct 28, 2010 9:53 AM

    Gosselin is a better talent evaluator than Jerry Jones…no contest!
    Did Flozell jump offsides and tweak his ankle?

  15. Final Word says: Oct 28, 2010 10:23 AM

    Protoypical? Is that a word?

  16. Viper21 says: Oct 28, 2010 10:23 AM

    Was sad to see him leave Dallas. Knew he still had some game left in him. Especially as horrible as our line is playing. Good for Flo…

  17. joetoronto says: Oct 28, 2010 10:26 AM

    HamBurghlar says: October 28, 2010 9:09 AM
    Silly @joetoronto, they dont even know what football IS in Canadia!
    But they do have haters there, so congrats on that! The Steelers will just keep on winning, but we do like when other teams “fans” cry about everything we do. Looks like you fit that mold… We don’t need Tomlin to verbally say it, but they unleash hell every week.. Check out the record, we’ll check back in with you in Feb when we’re in the Super Bowl once again .
    *********************************************************
    You got it, tough guy. Just like last year.

  18. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 12:24 PM

    @overkil2 …
    So if I met you on the street, would I recognize you by the pucker from all the sour grapes you keep sucking? lol

  19. i'm president charlie! says: Oct 28, 2010 4:40 PM

    joetoronto must not be watching how the Saints are struggling after their Super Bowl, similar to how the Steelers struggled after their Super Bowl. Can’t win it every year, but its nice to be 9-7 in a “let-down” year following a 2nd championship in 5 years.
    Haters gonna hate lol

  20. Steelintn says: Oct 28, 2010 7:42 PM

    Deb says:
    October 28, 2010 12:24 PM
    @overkil2 …
    So if I met you on the street, would I recognize you by the pucker from all the sour grapes you keep sucking? lol
    ———————————————
    Amen to that…

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