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Old 03-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #66
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Default Re: Colon to RT

Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
People are tossing the word "facts" around willy-nilly. You know, there are statistical breakdowns of offensive linemen floating around cyberspace. We don't need to resort to what Steeler Nation feels about things to decide whether a guy is any good.
Which is why I mentioned "facts" to begin with. I don't know how many times people have to be pointed out that Willie Colon gave up the fewest percentage of QB pressures of all tackles in the entire league in 2008-2009. And to most Steelers fans, they viewed Colon as a road grader.

Note that Flozell Adams is in the bottom 15, and that no team wanted to sign him last season, while Willie Colon turned down more money from another team.

With Colon missing for the year, the Steelers were without a guy who, over the previous two years, had given up only 43 QB disruptions, and the team finished among the worst pass protection units in the league. By contrast, 2010 saw Flozell Adams give up 46 in 578 snaps in pass protection. So, for a team in need of a sound pass protector on the right side they’d do well to remember just how good Colon has been before injury wiped him from the memory of some.

And, yes, you do have to be good to finish ahead of Jake Long.
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