Willie Colon Moving to Left Guard
In a not so surprising move, the Steelers inform Willie Colon that he’ll be moving to left guard. The move happened after the Steelers drafted guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams in the 2012 draft.
According to the Tribune Review, former Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was against moving Colon to guard even though his body is better suited to the position. Colon is excited about the change and ready to embrace the challenge.
“They moved me to left guard, and I am learning that and that’s a challenge for me,” Colon said. “I am excited. I really am.”
“It’s so funny because it was never heard of,” Colon said. “They said I was staying at tackle. We drafted DeCastro, and the next day I get a call and they say they are moving me to guard.”
Colon, who has 51 career starts at right tackle, said he was never against moving to guard. If there was to be a transition, he wanted a full offseason to prepare.
He said he was fine with the move because he wanted time to learn the
Colon has had two season ending injuries causing him to miss 31 games over the last two seasons. If he can stay healthy this year, the Steelers should have a very good offensive line.
Source: Tribune Review