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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    Colon has naked pics of someone in Tomlins family.
    Id bet my life on it

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    Colon's short arms really cause him to struggle on the edge. He has decent feet and that is why he got a look there to begin with. His feet can't compensate his short arms and he could be beat on any play because of it. If there isn't a change made next camp to put him at G someone needs to be shot. He has the potential to become a very productive RG. I don't think Smith will ever play for the Steelers again unless he plays for back-up money. Starks will be retained along with Kemo & Essex. Simmons might become a cap casualty in camp if it looks like his injury slowed him. Capizzi & Hills will have to battle an early round rookie for RT. I also expect an early round G/C. If they Steelers lock up McFadden, I think we will see 2 OL & 2 DL with the 4 picks we "should" have in the 1st 3 rounds. It will be equally important to lock-up Washington and get Ward to restructure with an extension. Ward will not be here next year with an $8 mil cap hit!



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    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.
    Exactly, the Steelers should be able to draft a Guard with more ability than Kemo. He is wildly inconsistent. Both Guard positions need to be upgraded. Maybe Colon can upgrade one of the positions, and the draft can upgrade the other Guard position.
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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.
    Resigning Kemo would be one of my last priorities on the OL. If he walks we can just put Colon there.

    Our number one priority has to be solidifying the OT positions on both sides of the line. Obviously the biggest challenge is LT and that will be the most expensive to fix. There is a very low probabaility that we get a LT in free agency simply because we don't get into the bidding wars those players will command. Like it or not that means Max Starks is the most likely solution and to be honest I think he has earned the chance because he has not been the weaklink on the OL.

    I would go after a veteran OT for RT and draft an OT in Round 2 of the draft that could develop into the future LT or RT. As I have said before Tony Hills is the wildcard in this mix. If he can play he solves a lot of issues.
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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    I expect Kemo to be retained because it is a blueprint of the Steelers. This is Kemo's 1st year at starting full time. He will come cheap. By the 1st game next year, I do not expect Smith or Simmons to be on the roster. So that means you are pretty much looking at the starting OL next season right now with Maybe 1 new OL starting. Personally, I hope it will be a RT and Colon will move to RG. When people start to realize that chemistry is as important as talent on the OL...Things will be easier to understand. The Steelers didn't miss Faneca's talent this year and Harting's the year before...They misses the chemistry of the left side of the OL playing together for so many years. If you were in the trenches when you played football...You know how much of an asset it is to have a guy on each side of you that has been at that position with you. Some fans act like you can pause the game after the snap and plot out a blocking scheme. You have less than a second to recognize a twist/stunt is coming and the guy you engaged needs to be passed off and another guy is your responsibilty. Some time there could be some communication and one of the OL next to you can call it out. Most of the time it is just a "feel" where the guy next to you slide to you and engages your guy and that means you have to look gap away. You don't make these plays with a new guy playing next to you every year. Give me 5 guys who played together for 16 games and understand the O...You can do something with that!



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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.
    Kemo will come cheap. Every OL on this team has many pre-snap penalties. "He had no clue what he was doing on the play" won't happen with a new guy or rookie...Doesn't always work out either. Chemistry...Some has been made this year. I wouldn't continue "stirring the pot" on this OL. I think a rookie RT with Colon moved to RG, with the rest intact, could improve the unit. The Steelers need to keep as much chemistry in place as possible on the OL or this team could take a step back for a year or two!



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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxAMillion
    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.
    Exactly, the Steelers should be able to draft a Guard with more ability than Kemo. He is wildly inconsistent. Both Guard positions need to be upgraded. Maybe Colon can upgrade one of the positions, and the draft can upgrade the other Guard position.
    I agree a rookie OG is needed for depth and competition. I wish Colon would be moved to RG and acquire a RT via draft or FA. However, the weakest link before his injury was Simmons and he has a large contract. It is uncertain if Simmons will even return to his, average at best, self. He really fell off as of late. Stapleton's future is at C. He was an adequate replacement for Simmons but I wouldn't say he couldn't be upgraded.



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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    Why would you expect Kemo to be resigned?
    Guy is dumb as a stump.
    Some team will throw a boatload of $$$ at him and I hope we arent stupid enough to offer him top dollar.
    Not only am I angry that he caused Ben to be hurt(he had no clue what he was doing on the play),but his presnap penalties all year long are no excuse for a guy playing for a contract.
    Resigning Kemo would be one of my last priorities on the OL. If he walks we can just put Colon there.

    Our number one priority has to be solidifying the OT positions on both sides of the line. Obviously the biggest challenge is LT and that will be the most expensive to fix. There is a very low probabaility that we get a LT in free agency simply because we don't get into the bidding wars those players will command. Like it or not that means Max Starks is the most likely solution and to be honest I think he has earned the chance because he has not been the weaklink on the OL.

    I would go after a veteran OT for RT and draft an OT in Round 2 of the draft that could develop into the future LT or RT. As I have said before Tony Hills is the wildcard in this mix. If he can play he solves a lot of issues.
    I would put Starks 1st than Kemo. I also believe RT is the starting point. Colon would be a productive RG and give the Steelers the ability to get rid of Simmons contract if he doesn't perform after his injury. Plugging a new face in on both side of the C is a risky move. That is why I would like to see a new RT with Colon(RG), Hartwig(C), Kemo(LG), & Starks (LT). Maybe the RT is on the roster in Hills or Capizzi but I don't think the Steelers could take that chance. If the Steelers could come out of this draft with a G/C & an OT with 2 of the 4 picks in the 1st 3 rounds...I think a good foundation will be laid! OT(Beatty,Loadholt,Tupou) - C/G(Unger,Mack,Luigs) - G(Robinson,Johnson) Some names that might be Steelers. I think another area is coaching...Bring in Howard Mudd!!!



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    Re: Willie Colon Our Most Consistent OL...

    I like Max Unger. He seems to have the position flexibility that Tomlin values since he has played at several positions on the OL. Let him be understudy to Hartwig for a year and then step in.

    Another player to watch is Andy Levitre from Oregon State. Could be a RT or play Guard.
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