I hate to blow my own horn, but I’m going to do it anyway. I wrote a 3-part series called “If I were Kevin Colbert”, that predicted everything that has happened during the Steelers’ free agency period. If you haven’t already read that series, please go back and do so. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 can be found here.
In that series, I predicted that the Steelers would sign Max Starks to a whopping contract for the second year in a row. I predicted that they would let Marvel Smith go. I predicted that they would make an offer to Willie Colon, but that they wouldn’t do the same for Chris Kemoeatu. I predicted that Anthony Smith would be let go. Mitch Berger too. I even predicted that they would let Arnold Harrison go, while resigning Anthony Madison and Sean McHugh to modest contracts.
A couple of things that I predicted have not yet happened. I said that Bryant McFadden and Nate Washington would both receive offers that were too rich for the Steelers’ tastes, and they’d both be with new teams next year. That hasn’t happened yet, but it will.
The one thing that surprised me is that the Steelers released Kendall Simmons. He still has time left on his contract, so they didn’t have to make a move with him yet. Either their doctors are telling them something that we don’t know, or they just don’t think he’s worth what he’s making.
To be honest, even BEFORE Simmons hurt his ACL this past year, he was a revolving door on the offensive line. He may as well have layed out a welcome mat for defensive linemen, he was so accomodating to their needs. And 2007 was an even worse year for him. He sucked. He looked more like a matador than an offensive lineman. Mike Tomlin obviously noticed that too. Oh well. See ya later, Kendall.
The bottom line is that Steelers’ Director of Football Operations, Kevin Colbert, obviously reads Steelers Today. He did everything that we said that he should do, and we couldn’t be any happier.
By the way, Mr. Colbert, our consulting bill is in the mail. Please pay promptly.
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