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toddjammin
12-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Per steelersdepot.com
In my opinion, its time to move on from Willie. This
Is 3 years in a row.

lloydroid
12-09-2012, 10:45 PM
Per steelersdepot.com
In my opinion, its time to move on from Willie. This
Is 3 years in a row.

Yup. What are they scheduled to pay him in 2013? Could help us get under the cap. A player who is hurt all the time is not worth ANY $. And no wonder his knees are always blowing out; look at the guy. How would you like to be his knees at that weight? Time to move on with the following.

Colon
Polamalu, unless he gains forms and stays healthy from now to final cuts next year.
Batch
Mendenhall
Wallace - I can't wait to see how low he settles on his new deal.

phillyesq
12-09-2012, 11:05 PM
It's not official, but according to Dulac, he is expected out for the rest of the year:


What do Steelers do know without Colon? DeCastro?
LG Willie Colon aggravated a left knee injury against the Chargers and the Steelers do not expect him to play the rest of the season.

The plan right now is to have All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey move to left guard and have Doug Legursky play center the rest of the season. That's what the Steelers did last week against the Baltimore Ravens when Colon missed his second game in a row.


The coaches believe Legursky is more effective at center than guard because he plays better with his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage. And Pouncey is more suited to guard than Legursky because he is more athletic and able to pull on their counter plays.

It’s possible the Steelers could eventually use rookie No. 1 David DeCastro at left guard when he is ready to play. But, for now, they will use Pouncey at left guard.

If healthy, I have a hard time believing that DD is not a better option than weakening 2 positions with Legursky/Pouncey.

pfelix73
12-09-2012, 11:08 PM
lol- I don't know about Troy, but the rest, for sure. Maybe the NFL should consider weight limits per position instead of this stupid kick off procedure they are proposing... NFLPA would probably b!tch at that though.

pfelix73
12-09-2012, 11:11 PM
I would leave Pouncey at G and Legs at C for the rest of the season. Just leave it as-is. You see what happens with all this freaking turnstile crap along the OL. They did fine against the Rats.

pittpete
12-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Pfelix, I agree with ya

Chadman
12-10-2012, 04:46 AM
Yup. What are they scheduled to pay him in 2013? Could help us get under the cap. A player who is hurt all the time is not worth ANY $. And no wonder his knees are always blowing out; look at the guy. How would you like to be his knees at that weight? Time to move on with the following.

Colon
Polamalu, unless he gains forms and stays healthy from now to final cuts next year.
Batch
Mendenhall
Wallace - I can't wait to see how low he settles on his new deal.
Could be wrong, but pretty sure this is the first knee injury for Colon- his other 2 IR injuries were shoulder/arm, weren't they?

fezziwig
12-10-2012, 07:31 AM
Between his holding, his injuries and history, let go of him and start a new.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-10-2012, 09:50 AM
Could be wrong, but pretty sure this is the first knee injury for Colon- his other 2 IR injuries were shoulder/arm, weren't they?

2010--ruptured right achilles
2011--torn triceps

flippy
12-10-2012, 09:52 AM
he was with ben in GA. colon is bad luck.

Jooser
12-10-2012, 10:06 AM
Don't let the door hit ya Willie.

phillyesq
12-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Colon is going to be a tough decision for the Steelers. Since they restructured him this offseason, cutting him next year will be a hit of over $6 million against the cap, and his cap number is around $7 million for next year, meaning that the Steelers would only save about $1 million by cutting him.

The injuries are a concern, but Colon was a big part of the success of the running game. His pass protection, penalties and conditioning need to improve, but Colon/Pouncey is much better than Pouncey/Legs.

pfelix73
12-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Hmmm, well, if that is the case, then he's probably gonna be here next year.

fezziwig
12-10-2012, 04:17 PM
ouch, they did it again !

lloydroid
12-10-2012, 04:29 PM
It doesn't matter if they ONLY save $1 million on the cap. A player who misses most of the games isn't worth it even if they save NOTHING on the cap. The guy can't stay healthy, move on. Other wise, you hope he is gonna be out there just to disrupt the team once again. It makes no sense to keep a player who is always too hurt to play. They keep making this same mistake, see Aaron Smith

phillyesq
12-10-2012, 04:48 PM
It doesn't matter if they ONLY save $1 million on the cap. A player who misses most of the games isn't worth it even if they save NOTHING on the cap. The guy can't stay healthy, move on. Other wise, you hope he is gonna be out there just to disrupt the team once again. It makes no sense to keep a player who is always too hurt to play. They keep making this same mistake, see Aaron Smith

If you get rid of Colon, you need to replace him with somebody, and finding a capable replacement will require either a high draft choice or more than $1 million to a veteran. Keeping him for one more year would reduce the dead money cap.

Aaron Smith was a different situation. There are significant financial impediments to cutting Colon.

Shawn
12-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Colon isn't going anywhere.

BigRob
12-10-2012, 05:26 PM
Colon is going to be a tough decision for the Steelers. Since they restructured him this offseason, cutting him next year will be a hit of over $6 million against the cap, and his cap number is around $7 million for next year, meaning that the Steelers would only save about $1 million by cutting him.

The injuries are a concern, but Colon was a big part of the success of the running game. His pass protection, penalties and conditioning need to improve, but Colon/Pouncey is much better than Pouncey/Legs.

But still a savings. I believe we can still just to designate one cut as a post June 1st cut, thereby spreading the 6 million over two years instead of one. This would save us more against the cap. I think they will ask Willie to take a pay cut or take a hike.