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Old 03-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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March 26th, 2012

Any questions about Willie Colon’s future with the Steelers were answered last month when the team restructured his contract and gave Colon more guaranteed money from the five-year, $29.5 million deal he signed last August.

The question with Colon that always seems to persist is when the Steelers will shift him from right tackle to guard. Such a move has long been an intriguing one since Colon doesn’t have longest arms for a tackle and seems to have the temperament and skill set to dominate as a guard.

When asked if there is any talk about a position change for Colon, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said, “That’s a question for coach (Mike) Tomlin, but I think if we were to start the season today Willie Colon would line up as a tackle.”
Colbert, talking at the NFL owners meetings, left plenty of wiggle room in regard to Colon and with good reason.

The offensive line may look a lot different when training camp opens than it does now.

The Steelers could use their first- or second-round draft pick on a tackle even though they think Marcus Gilbert has a future at left tackle and are happy with Colon at right tackle. The Steelers also haven’t ruled out bringing back last year’s left tackle, Max Starks, after he works his way back from an ACL tear.

What does all of this mean for Colon? Probably nothing.

Offensive line coach Sean Kugler know as well as anyone how injuries can scramble a line. That has been his reality since joining Mike Tomln’s staff in 2010.

The Steelers need to be flexible and open-minded when it comes to their offensive line. That is probably the biggest reason why they have never completely closed the door on the Colon-to-guard questions.

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Kugs is rapidly becoming one of my favorite coaches on the team. Anybody that can get any production at all out of stiffs like Scott, Essex, and Kemoeatu, should be a candidate for the hall.

As for Colon moving to guard, one of the most important thing you need is explosion of the ball, not Mr. Colon's strong suit. I'm pretty sure most of those illegal motion penalties are due to his obsession with getting out of his stance quickly.

I'm afraid with him at guard you are going to see a lot of late blocks, bad angles, and leverage out of him. If that's want you want, you may as well put Essex in there.
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Kugler did an awesome job with the people he was given and the amount of injuries the line seemed to consistently sustain every single game.
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yea until he gets hurt in the first game of the season again, and for the third year in a row!
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I wish the Steelers never would have resigned this kid, he's not worth it. I like the way the Steelers resign their own players, but man I really do wish they would be more selective in the guys they keep. Willie Colon, Jonathan Scott? What have they done? Time for a change, big time! Draft some young talent and move on.
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