Tomlin has said DeCastro has progressed enough that he has a chance to start at RG this week against Dallas. Tomlin said he would like to get Pouncey back to playing the Center position and Foster would move from RG to LG. Word is it hasn't been DeCastro's injury keeping him from the field, but it's been from the lack of practice he had out with the injury. They feel if he continues to progress at the rate he ha he should be ready to start this weekend. Thoughts?
I know a bunch of you didn't want to see him play this season. I'm on the other side of the track. I want him to get some playing time so that he doesn't come into next season as an inexperienced rookie. Any snaps he get's this season will help with his development going forward. It will also help the OL coach determine what he needs to work on going forward. I can't wait to finally see him play. He's definitely going to give a boost to the right side of the OL.
The other thing is we had a lot of trouble up the middle last week and not being able to get 3rd or 4th & shorts. I don't believe it's a coincidence that it coincided with Pouncey not playing Center. Moving Pouncey back to Center and inserting DeCastro into the lineup should all us to get those short distance yards we couldn't get last week.