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Old 09-16-2011, 07:14 PM   #21
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I think Colon may be in danger of being cut next year. He's only going to have played 1 game in the past 2 season's once this year is over.Coming off two major injuries with the amount of cap room he's taking, I'd be certain we draft another OT in the first or second round and cut ties with him.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:45 PM   #22
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Kemoeatu is far more at risk of being cut due to salary than Colon, in my opinion. Even speaking injury-wise, Colon has experienced two freak accident injuries, while Kemo seems to have a chronic knee issue. He's also clearly the inferior player.
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Kemoeatu is far more at risk of being cut due to salary than Colon, in my opinion. Even speaking injury-wise, Colon has experienced two freak accident injuries, while Kemo seems to have a chronic knee issue. He's also clearly the inferior player.
I agree about Kemo being gone after the season is done. I think his contract is up anyways after this year to. It would be very nice to see the Steelers grab an offensive lineman early though, maybe even move up to get a guy they want. I also dont think Colon will be going anywhere anytime soon since he was signed to a new contract.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #24
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I think Colon may be in danger of being cut next year. He's only going to have played 1 game in the past 2 season's once this year is over.Coming off two major injuries with the amount of cap room he's taking, I'd be certain we draft another OT in the first or second round and cut ties with him.
Yeah I hope so..Clear up some money for Mendy and/or Wallace and whomever else is a FA next year. I believe if Gilbert plays well then he could start there next year or at left tackle and draft another Tackle early in the draft.

And for the people saying to cut Kemo as well...I would be all for it if we had a replacement....
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But you would be for cutting Colon without a replacement? Unless you're content with Jonathan Scott starting...
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But you would be for cutting Colon without a replacement? Unless you're content with Jonathan Scott starting...
Gilbert..I'd rather him play and fail.

There are two scenarios:

1. Gilbert plays, maybe not great but learns. Cut Colon and free up money for other FA's.

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2. We are stuck with an injury prone tackle and could come back to but us in the future maybe like the playoffs next year (since he is done this year) and then having to rely on Gilbert who we still be trying to lear the position...
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Gilbert..I'd rather him play and fail.

There are two scenarios:

1. Gilbert plays, maybe not great but learns. Cut Colon and free up money for other FA's.

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2. We are stuck with an injury prone tackle and could come back to but us in the future maybe like the playoffs next year (since he is done this year) and then having to rely on Gilbert who we still be trying to lear the position...
Would you rather get rid of Colon and start Gilbert at one tackle and either Scott or a high draft pick rookie at the other tackle, with Kemo still on the line, or have Gilbert and Colon play tackle and draft a guard to replace Kemo instead? You're more likely to get a top flight interior lineman later in the first round than you are a tackle, for one thing. I'd take the latter, personally.
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I think Colon may be in danger of being cut next year. He's only going to have played 1 game in the past 2 season's once this year is over.Coming off two major injuries with the amount of cap room he's taking, I'd be certain we draft another OT in the first or second round and cut ties with him.
They just signed him, and you think they'll cut him?
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They just signed him, and you think they'll cut him?
It depends on how good he looks at camp. A torn tricep is a very bad injury for a tackle to have. I think we're going o-line in the first round next year regardless if we keep him or not; which kind of sucks because we have so many needs in our secondary and a future NT.
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It depends on how good he looks at camp. A torn tricep is a very bad injury for a tackle to have. I think we're going o-line in the first round next year regardless if we keep him or not; which kind of sucks because we have so many needs in our secondary and a future NT.
I tend to agree. I think Colon may just be on his way out. But I think he will get one more year.
Depending on where we draft I am thinking best player available from NT, OT or guard.
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