I am still wondering what the Steelers really gain (how much cap space saved) by cutting Colon. Personally, I'd like to see them retain at least one of those OL between Starks, Foster, and Colon, even if it's just for depth on the roster. I would doubt they bring back Starks (although I wish they would) and Foster may sign elsewhere. If they are wanting to plug in Beachum at LG as they already have announced, then maybe it would be wise to keep Colon for 1 more year. The 2 can compete in camp at LG. Beachum would need some pushing from someone in camp....
Someone on another website mentioned that Andy Levitre from the Bills is a FA and there was some interest there. Can't back it up with a link or anything, but I thought that was interesting news when I read it... Something to ponder, maybe..
and "solidifying our mistakes" doesn't sound to good to my ears either.
If there is concern about the O-line draft Warmack or Fisher and call it a day.
Gilbert, Adams, Pouncey, Decastro, and Beachum fit the bill. These are more of the type of o-linemen you will see the Steelers take going forward.
I like Levitre by the way, but he has injury problems.
Well I decided to check some of Profootballfocus stats and to my surprise, the player that is reviled and hated by morons on this site, David Johnson, is actually rated pretty highly by Profootballfocus. Johnson, aka "Whiff" was rated in 2011, the 15th best TE, out of 65 rated TEs. He had an overall grade of 15. Received a grade of 9.0 in run blocking, which was in the top 5. Fan favorite "Will Johnson" received a grade of -.4 in run blocking for 2012, although he received an overall positive grade of 2.0.
So even though, a resident genius declared Gilbert did the Steelers a big favor by blowing out Johnson's knee. That was not borne out by the results of the running game, which declined in effectiveness and also the team record declined to 8-8. Just a coincidence, you say. I don't. If they can get Johnson back in the mix, I think that would also help out the run game.
I hope, with the heat of a thousand suns, that I never see david johnson on the steelers roster ever again.
Disagree with you. Anyone can zone block. It's easy. I feel like I am writing this from 3-4 years ago. You are taught this in jr high. Every team can run zone or man. And they do on every given friday, saturday, or sunday depending on what level you are playing on.