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Physical camp comes to close

Posted by Teresa Varley on August 18, 2012 – 9:57 am

It’s been a physical training camp for the Steelers, working in some 90 degree heat and tempers flaring at times. But it’s nothing that guard Willie Colon doesn’t expect.

“It’s a constant grind, but it’s not like back in the day when we had two a days,” said Colon. “It’s camp. It should be hard, should be somewhat miserable. It shows the character of the team.”

For Colon this camp was a learning process as he continues to adjust to the switch from playing tackle to guard.  

“I feel good, ready to go,” said Colon. “I am anxious. I am ready to break the mold, get into the swing of things. I am excited. New position, new year and I am ready.”

Colon, who will start at left guard, loves the fact that his position is one where he will be able to battle it out in the trenches.

“The left guard has always been the battering ram of the offense,” said Colon. “I plan to be the battering ram and get after it. I will be out there with (Maurkice) Pouncey and the guys, mixing it up and getting after it.”

The only question now is who will complete the starting five as the left tackle spot is still open, something the linemen know will need to be worked out before the final preseason game.

“It’s important to have your starting unit ready to go and know who is going to be where and everybody on the same page,” said Colon. “You don’t want any doubts going into the first game. You want to know the offense and who you are playing with. That is the key. I think we are on the way there. We still have some questions but I think that will be answered by the time we get to Denver.”

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2 Responses to “Physical camp comes to close”

  1. By robert perkins on Aug 19, 2012 | Reply

    The oline will be the steelers down fall this year sorry and i’m a steelers fan from 1979 till now and always will be one!!!

  2. By Clyde Taylor on Aug 19, 2012 | Reply

    A Steeler fan since Chuck Noll’s fiirst year. One of the few to actually see the Imaculate Reception from the stands. This shot and a beer franchise will always be there at the end. We willl miss Hines but BIG BEN will get us to the playoffs.

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