Agent For Willie Colon Even Thinks He Would Be A Pro Bowl Guard

Willie Colon SteelersI hate to beat a dead horse. OK, who am I kidding, I love beating dead horses, especially when it proves my point. A great story by Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News just hit the wire tonight and it details the behind-the-scenes-look on how Steelers unrestricted free agent tackle Willie Colon landed a new deal with the Steelers recently.

In the article Samuel reports how Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice was pushing for Colon to sign with the Bears, but Tice wanted Colon to move inside to guard. Sound familiar? It should if you have been reading my post all offseason as I have been suggesting this for a long time. If that is not enough, Colon\’s own agent Joe Linta thought Colon should make the move as well. Linta told Colon that he would be a Pro Bowl guy at the position. It seems that Colon might have even warmed up to the idea, but we all know he really wanted to stay in Pittsburgh and with good friend Ben Roethlisberger and eventually re-signed with the Steelers after giving them a hometown discount of sorts.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette beat writer Gerry Dulac tried to shoot down the notion of Colon moving to guard back in May, but succumbed to the idea last week.

I have been hard on Dulac over the months, but if other offensive line coaches deem it a good move and Colon\’s agent thinks it is a good move, it must be a notion you can\’t ignore. Now of course Colon really wants to stay at tackle, and I fully understand that. He claimed last week that it has not been discussed as an option with the Steelers, but it remains a legitimate option nonetheless, short arms and all. lol

The Steelers right guard spot still remains a little shaky at this point and while Colon will likely start at right tackle if Flozell Adams is not brought back, it is an option the Steelers have if either Ramon Foster or Doug Legursky get off to a slow start. Who knows, perhaps we still get to see Dulac in Steelers cheerleader uniform after all.