The installation of a new offense in Pittsburgh has been a constant storyline this offseason.
Ben Roethlisberger has expressed confusion about the general philosophies that new coordinator Todd Haley was crafting the offense around while the addition of two rookie starters on the offensive line and the absence of wide receiver Mike Wallace have raised questions about how quickly the Steelers would be able to pick things up. General Manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that things are moving along well enough at this point in time.
“I’m not listening to what’s being said intimately after a play. There’s not a lot of physical errors I guess is the best way to say it: new offense, people learning about the offense and coaches learning about people, I think there will be some mistakes,” Colbert said. “I think that’s just part of the growing process. It’s way too early to tell, but visibly I didn’t see a lot of mistakes or corrections being made, no more than usual.”
As mentioned, the Steelers are going with two rookies — guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams — as starters at this point in time. Colbert said that the team is still monitoring the status of Max Starks, who is rehabbing a torn ACL, as a potential addition to provide depth or an option for Adams this season. Starks isn’t expected to be cleared for a return to the field until closer to camp so there’s probably not going to be any movement on that front any time soon.