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Old 09-20-2011, 01:11 AM   #39
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Default Re: Steelers fully committed to Gilbert

Originally Posted by SunshineMan21 View Post
I'm not a huge fan of Colon in general.

Simply among the worst pass blocking tackles in the game--he's a great run blocker, but I think there's a strong possibility Gilbert will end up being an upgrade.
This myth needs to be put to rest already.

"We set a minimum of 1000 pass-blocking snaps which left us with 57 tackles in the study. The findings make good reading for those looking for some pass protection help in free agency. Four of our Top 15 are scheduled to hit free agency if and when a new CBA is done – including the man who has the lowest Pass Blocking Efficiency rating over the past three years – even if he did miss all of 2010.

That man is Willie Colon. 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."

Pass Blocking Efficiency, Tackles, Top 15, 2008-2010

Rank Name Pass Blocking Snaps Total Pressures PBE
1 Willie Colon 1333 43 2.66
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