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Colon may be lost for the season

June 28, 2010 By: Admin Category: Players

Just when we thought the 2010 season couldn’t get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it just got worse.

As if an off-season full of Big Ben drama and the Steelers practically giving away Santonio “Wake & Bake” Holmes weren’t already enough to make Steelers fans pull out their hair, here comes more bad news.

Steelers starting right tackle Willie Colon injured his Achilles tendon today during agility drills. Colon will undergo an MRI tomorrow, but the early indication is that he will probably be lost for the season.

Steelers tackle Willie Colon

Colon has been extremely durable since he joined the Steelers’ starting line-up 3 years ago. He has not missed a game due to injury during that time.

The Steelers’ offensive line has been under scrutiny for the last several years, and this can’t possibly help. Colon is considered by some to be the Steelers’ best offensive lineman.

To compound the problem, the only back-up that the Steelers have with starting experience at tackle is Trai Essex. Essex is likely to lose his starting spot at right guard this season to rookie Maurkice Pouncey. Moreover, I never felt that Essex was particularly dependable at tackle when he was called upon to play that position.

It’s unclear what the Steelers will do, but I would surmise that they’ll probably sign an experienced veteran to provide more competition at the position during training camp.

The Steelers’ 2010 season hasn’t even started, and already it’s been full of excitement. I don’t know about you, but I wish August (i.e. Steelers Training Camp) would hurry up and get here already.

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Sorry for the absence

June 14, 2010 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

I apologize for the absence lately. My site was hacked. I have been working with my hosting company to regain control.

I can now log into the account, but all of the formatting on my admin page is screwed up. We are still trying to get it fixed.

I’ll be back soon. But I need to get things back to the way they’re supposed to be. As a worst case scenario, I may have to delete all of my old articles and start again with a totally clean slate. But we are trying to fix the problems without erasing all of the site’s history.

Hopefully, we’ll have the problem fixed soon.