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Mike Tomlin is 'open to' moving Kendrick Green to guard

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Via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mike Tomlin said at the Owners Meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. that he's "open to" moving Kendrick Green to guard. Guard is Green's natural position, as he made just four starts at center in college, and he struggled mightily at center in his rookie campaign.

Tomlin isn't the only one who thinks Green might be better served at guard than center, as Ben Roethlisberger said on the WDVE Morning Show near the end of last season that Green should move to guard. It's also a popular opinion among the media and fans, as well.

Green quite simply just looked out of position at center in 2021, as he often got dominated and overpowered by defensive linemen. Green started every game except the final two regular-season games and the playoff loss to the Chiefs, as he was dealing with a calf injury.

After a rough first year, Green is now training with Maurkice Pouncey in Florida at AK fitness 247, which is where Pouncey has long trained. Perhaps Pouncey can take Green under his wing and show him the ropes of what it takes to be an offensive lineman in the NFL.

The Steelers signed Mason Cole and James Daniels in free agency, and both are center/guard capable. Cole feels more comfortable at center, however. With the addition of Cole and Daniels there should be ample competition for Green in training camp. He won't be basically handed a starting position like last year.

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