Max Starks feels blessed to be the Steelers’ starting left tackle again

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When Max Starks became a free agent in March and the Steelers’ didn’t re-sign him, he didn’t think he’d be back as their starting left tackle. And when the Steelers drafted Mike Adams in April and declared Adams their starting left tackle of the future, Starks really didn’t think he’d be back as Pittsburgh’s starting left tackle.

But Starks re-signed with the Steelers in July, got back to work quickly after opening training camp on the physically unable to perform list, played well in the preseason, and is now back atop the depth chart at the most important position on the offensive line again. Starks is pleased about that.

There was no way I was thinking when I get healthy they’ll re-sign me,” Starks told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I wanted to get healthy and figured teams will be out there, and, if I have to wait through training camp and into the season like last year, I’ll do that, prepare for that. It just so happens, there was an opportunity to come back. It was a blessing.”

Starks is heading into his ninth season in the NFL, all with the Steelers, and although he’s been much maligned and seemed to be on the verge of losing his job on multiple occasions, the Steelers have continued to decide that Starks is their best option at left tackle.

We’ll see soon whether that turns out to be a blessing or a curse for Ben Roethlisberger.

16 responses to “Max Starks feels blessed to be the Steelers’ starting left tackle again

  1. Max Starks feels blessed to be the Steelers’ starting left tackle again” The Ravens D-line feels blessed that Starks is the Steelers’ starting left tackle as well.

  2. What a train wreck of an offensive line. This is going to be awesome to watch, just awesome. DeCastro, hah! Adams, hah, a bigger joke! Burn baby burn

  3. What a train wreck of an offensive line. This is going to be awesome to watch, just awesome. DeCastro, hah! Adams, hah, a bigger joke! Burn baby burn

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    Quite something that the Steelers have won two SB’s over the past, with an o-line as patchy as this, wouldn’t you say? Kudos to Big Ben for being the franchise QB that he is!

  4. Max is the consummate pro. Always there giving his best, never complaining, and happy with whatever time he has in the NFL. I have always been happy to have a guy like Max on my team, regardless of what clueless people like raven fans think!!
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  5. I would rather have this line (including a healthy Willie Colon), like the one that helped win the SuperBowl a few years back,…than an offensive line that either has guys that are too old, too fat and have to wait to report so they can lose some weight …..To all the ravens fans…

  6. Fuzzynuts:
    The modern-era Steelers have never lost a Super Bowl with Max Starks in the lineup.
    Secondly, the Steelers’ quarterback has never been the best quarterback on the field the days the Super Bowls were played. He wasn’t better than Matt Hasselbeck, he wasn’t better than Kurt Warner, and he most definitely wasn’t better than Aaron Rodgers.
    Other than that, you are absolutely right.

  7. bobzilla: Why are you the only steeler fan that can admit Ben is an average QB? If every steeler fan was half as intelligent as you, fans like myself wouldn’t despise steeler nation quite as much. Thank you for seeing Bens true colors and not assuming he is elite because the steelers won 2 superbowls. In Bens defense, you can’t compare him to these 3 QB’s because he simply was not on their level, especially Rodgers who can put up more TD’s in one year than Ben can put up in two.

  8. yinzgotsix:
    To be honest, Steelers fans disappoint even me because of their failure to recognize that in the Ultimate Team Sport, the Steelers are perhaps the Ultimate Team.
    Roethlisbrger is a good QB who is only required to make two, maybe three big plays a game to compliment a defense that’s played its ass off throughout the majority of games
    Troy Polamalu has been the Steelers’ best draft pick since Joe Greene in 1969. The casual, Roethlisberger-obsessed Steelers fan, of course, will always disagree. Being in the minority is fine with me.

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