Jets G Willie Colon Has A Big-Ass Chip On His Shoulder After Being Released By The Steelers

Here is a report that we think we can trust. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports on Twitter Tuesday that former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets recently, is not too happy with the way that things went down with the Steelers.

“I have no ill feelings, (but) I do have a big-ass chip on my shoulder,” said Colon, when asked to talk about his release from the Steelers.

Colon was released by the Steelers last Wednesday, a day after the 2013 new league started after apparently not even being asked to take a pay cut, according to his agent Joe Linta. The Steelers chose to re-sign guard Ramon Foster instead of holding onto Colon.

Colon had to see the writing on the wall, however, as his $5.5 million base salary that he was scheduled to earn in 2013 was way too high considering the fact that he has been on the Steelers injured reserve list for each of the last three seasons. The Steelers designated the Hofstra product a post June 1st release, which means that they will not get the $5.5 million cap relief until June 2nd.

Colon is expected to play guard for the Jets, who are scheduled to play the Steelers in New York in 2013. That big-ass chip, assuming it doesn\’t need to be surgically removed by the time the two teams play, will likely have grown quite a bit come the kickoff of that game. The quotes leading up to that game ought to be pretty good as well.

Hopefully that big-ass chip on Colon\’s shoulder does not block the vision of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, either, as it could result in another butt fumble.

  • Nolrog

    Bone chips in his shoulder? That’s something new. Surgery and missing the season then?

  • Kevin Gobleck

    He’ll defiantly be warming that bench with a chip on his shoulder!

  • Kusko_Ken

    Do big-ass chips go well with sweatpants?

  • Stinkbomb

    UPDATE: Jets report OL Colon has a separated shoulder from having a “big ass” chip on his shoulder. He is out for the year.

  • george

    I guess we can count on at least two holding calls and two offsides calls then 🙂

  • Vic

    I’m not sure what week the jets play the steelers but if its after week 6 he will be on IR

  • Jollyrob68

    How did he not know he was going to be cut? Really. If he wanted to stay he should of told them before free agency to cut his contract to Minimum.

  • disqus_scnrHmfZ5F

    false start…#74… Get used to that phrase Jets fans.

  • steeltown

    What!!!?! Shut up Colon, the Steelers did nothing but give you chance after chance my friend, gave you a fat contract after having a season ending injury, kept you on after a 2nd season ender and THEN after drafting your replacement they STILL kept you on and tried you at a different position! ….I say again, shut up.. and concentrate on keeping your “big-ass” on the field!

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  • Clint Martin

    He also has a Big Ass. I totally agree.

  • Dan

    LOL, you guys are cold.

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Bottom line is he was not guaranteed a starting spot with the steelers. He was asked to take a pay cut the year before and he refused, why would the FO go back down that road again. I wish him luck, but what was he thinking sighning with the Jets? You go from a classy organization like the Steelers to blocking for the laughing stock of the AFC

  • CrRe

    Well, what does he expect? We payed him a ton to play 12 games. He ought to be grateful we payed him that long.

  • redneckmuslim

    Well played, sir.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Nice…so will that make it four years in a row on IR?

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Don’t forget to throw a few “holding #74” in there too

  • JohnnyV1

    Willie was a good player that just couldn’t stay healthy after he received the big contract. The Steelers had to cut him. He was a good player who brought it every game and had passion for playing physical. But you simply can’t tie up the cap space to someone you can’t count on being there. Good luck to him, he’s a good player.

  • Maureen A Gomes

    He’ll need that “big ass chip on his shoulder” to surgically repair the next injury that he’ll sustain. Honestly, what a moron!

  • steepens

    For those of you getting on Willie, each and every one of you would want to prove that you could still play, if you were in his shoes. If that’s his attitude, why get on the man?

  • Bradys_Dad

    Grow up Willie. Any of us would be S%#&T canned if we weren’t productive for 2 years in a row – injury or no injury. I wish you well but please – show some respect for an organization that carried you on the books (at some BIG ASS $) for a couple of years more than you probably deserved.

  • sgtrobo

    maybe if the dude would’ve taken a pay cut last year he would still be with the Steelers. I wonder if that ‘big ass chip’ will cause him to lead the NFL in holding penalties again?

  • He did a great job on Geno Atkins. Not many guards can say that. He was starting to adjust to his new position when Suggs took him out. Can’t blame the team wanting to move on though.

  • SteelSpine

    Thanks for setting it up DaveB, too many puns we could make for this, its “low hanging fruit”. I see the other posters have beat me too it & already made me proud, heheh.