Gilbert looks to add to experienced Cardinals offensive line

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 7 Comments   Share   “The demeanor that he sets, the precedent that he sets and what he expects out of us in the offensive line room, is unpaired,” he said.“He knows what he is doing.”And with a new rookie quarterback in Kyler Murray to protect, Kugler and the offensive line will have to live up to the expectations. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires These additions have new offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert giddy.“There’s a ton of new guys and new faces,” he told Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Tuesday. “A lot of veterans on the offensive line. I’m just excited.”Sweezy is someone Gilbert has hit it off with.“It was like we’d been playing together for a number of years,” he said. “We work in unison together.”Gilbert was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Cardinals in March for a sixth-round pick. It ended Gilbert’s eight-year tenure with the team.Those eight years bring another veteran presence to the line.Related LinksTwo Cardinals games included on ‘best beefs’ of 2019 NFL scheduleRattlers edge Tucson in overtime to continue undefeated seasonHaason Reddick on Cardinals’ defensive changes: ‘It’s a relief’“…My knowledge of the game, being able to share this to a lot of the other guys and what I see from different defenses on the field. I think that’s my main thing that I bring to this offensive line,” he said.Gilbert cited current Broncos offensive line coach Mike Munchak, who coached Gilbert in Pittsburgh for five seasons, as a key to his success.Sweezy’s presence has helped Gilbert adjust, but another has also helped the move. Current Cardinals offensive line coach Sean Kugler coached Gilbert in Pittsburgh during his first two years with the team.last_img