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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

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    You guys may be right, but if he's playing "out of position", he's done so most of his career and college as a tackle...
    I don't think it's "out of position" per se...but I do believe he is better suited to play guard. Early scouting reports agreed. He is there due to need...not because he excels at RT.
    Yes, maybe so.... But when I say "out of position", I meant that he played tackle all his life, including college at Hofstra.... In '05 he was an all-american 3rd team, in '04 he started 11 games at tackle, and the same in '03 (12 games)...

    ... However, in '02, he played in only one game... At DEFENSIVE TACKLE... (and recorded one solo tackle)....

    Now, this doesn't mean he CAN'T play guard, nor that he wouldn't be more effective, but it just seems wrong to say he's "out of position", since that's where he has played for years...
    No...I know played T most of his career...and no it's not out of position. But, I believe his skill set is better suited for G personally.

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    No...I know played T most of his career...and no it's not out of position. But, I believe his skill set is better suited for G personally.
    ...And to a major extent I agree.... I guess I was addressing torchs' "out of position at T" comment.... Damn, just trying to get the majority of the Digest posted!...

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    No...I know played T most of his career...and no it's not out of position. But, I believe his skill set is better suited for G personally.
    ...And to a major extent I agree.... I guess I was addressing torchs' "out of position at T" comment.... Damn, just trying to get the majority of the Digest posted!...

    Hey, I warned you!!!.....


    I get what you're saying, but Colon wouldn't be the first player to switch positions in the NFL if it ever happened.

    But to be fair, Colon will be more experienced this year, so we'll see. Maybe he'll end up being just fine at RT.

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelTorch
    But to be fair, Colon will be more experienced this year, so we'll see. Maybe he'll end up being just fine at RT.
    Hey, I actually agree, like I said, to a major extent.... It just seemed wierd to say he was "out of position" at tackle, "semantics", that's all.... Hell, forget it, I'm off on a tangent today anyway.... ...... Earlier in the off-season, I was also preaching about moving him. ... All I care about is having the "best 5" on the field!.....

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Lots of good college tackle become good pro guards. A player can do things against college competition that he just can't do at the pro level. Colon seems to be a powerful blocker, but I think he is a weak pass blocker. Not good for a tackle.
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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Simmons signed a very healthy contract extension last year. They will not move him from RG unless he gets Big Ben killed. And, by then, it will be too late.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood
    Simmons signed a very healthy contract extension last year. They will not move him from RG unless he gets Big Ben killed. And, by then, it will be too late.
    Yea...but but we have the best back up QB in the NFL! Charlie Batch is the man.

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    Re: What do you think - Colon at RG?

    At the beginning of the offseason I said myself that the Steelers should have moved Colon into G, and started Max at RT. It would have given the team the most experienced line possible but at this stage I don't wanna see it. One of the biggest problems last year was a lack of continuity, plus a bad anchor at center. I don't wanna see the team start playing around with different combos and such. The team had all offseason to tinker, now it's time to knuckle down and set an OL and let them play together. Please oh please, no more of the juggling act up front.

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