The Steelers Willie Colon’s body must hate football. Seriously, what other explanation is there as to why this guy continually gets hurt and hurt early in the football season. This time his body doesn’t even want to play the first preseason game against the Eagles.
On Tuesday, Mike Tomlin announced that the two rookie lineman – David DeCastro and Mike Adams – would start against the Eagles this Thursday night in the team’s first preseason game. And while that’s a fine option when you have a guy like Colon go down, is it a little early to be starting the two? Is it dicey to be starting them for the first time during the same game? They’ve had some growing pains during camp. If they struggle, will it hurt them more than help them?
On the other side of the coin, this could be the shining moment for these two. Questions about their readiness to play in the NFL with their late starts to OTA’s and mini-camps have been abundant. They could quickly quiet their critics and solidify their spots on the offensive line.
So what will it be Steeler Nation? DeCastro/Adams starting – good or potentially disastrous?