View Full Version : Colon: Interesting article on negotiations

08-07-2011, 12:26 PM
Essentially, the Bears made an offer before the Steelers did anything. The Steelers then offered slightly less money, and Colon took it.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2011/08/06/2011-08-06_nfl_freeagent_frenzy_behindthescenes_with_hofst ra_product_willie_colon_as_he_pic.html#ixzz1UJPNZY lt

08-09-2011, 05:38 PM
By Teresa Varley - Steelers.com


For the first few days he was at training camp Willie Colon would make the trek from the locker room, down the hill to the practice field without his helmet, jersey or pads as one of the free agents not able to practice until the CBA was ratified.

Last Thursday, though, he had all three in tow but left something else behind.

I told myself I was going to leave all of my doubts and insecurities at the top of the hill, said Colon. And I did.

Those insecurities stemmed from Thursday being the first time Colon took the field since the end of Steelers OTAs in 2010 when he injured his Achilles.

That is what I was waiting for, said Colon. I was out a whole year. I waited all year for this. There were a lot of dark nights a lot of hard days in the weight room.

You get anxiety. You get nervous. For me its about going through the grind, getting the rust off. Once you hear that clanking of helmets and pads, its like live bullets. It felt good to push off and hit somebody other than a sled.

Colon went through the normal struggles last year of dealing with being on injured reserve. But instead of letting it eat away at him, he took a different approach, getting involved with the doing the scouting report each week for the offensive line.

Kugs (Sean Kugler) asked me to do it, said Colon. I did it every week and enjoyed it up to week six and then wanted to be on the field. That was him helping me stay involved.

It now gives me more heightened awareness getting ready for games. I know what it takes to be a key factor for all of the guys. It was a chance for me to get more involved in the playbook and be there for the guys. Be a vocal leader at times. I was able to do that.


08-09-2011, 05:53 PM
I wish he would have went for the money.

08-10-2011, 10:30 AM
I wish he would have went for the money.


I am not a big Willie fan (Take that however you want to :lol: )

08-10-2011, 12:04 PM
I'm going to say WC will have around 14 or 15 holding calls this season. Or is it that he false starts a lot or both. I know I'm not impresed with him.