Thursday, October 10, 2013

Colon won't be crying, 'snot-balling' over Steelers


Willie Colon spent seven years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning two AFC Championships and a Super Bowl title in that span. Now, for the first time in his career, the New York Jets guard will face the team that drafted him.

It won't be emotional.

"I'm not going into this game snot-balling and tears running down my face. That's not going to happen," Colon said, via ESPNNewYork. "I'm going to go out there and be passionate and play my game. I think people expect me to come out the locker room yelling and screaming. That ain't happening."

Colon was a regular cog on the Steelers' offensive line for his first few years in Pittsburgh, but he battled numerous injuries from 2010-12 that had him placed on injured reserve three times.

He was released last offseason after the team re-signed guard Ramon Foster.

"That city gave me a lot and I gave that city a lot," Colon said. "It's a new chapter, I'm a Jet, and I ain't looking back."

Colon has performed well on the interior of the Jets' line through the first five games and, knock on wood, has stayed healthy. According to ProFootballFocus, Colon has given up the fewest quarterback hurries of anyone on Gang Green's front. He's also yet to allow a sack.

Follow Nick @NickStDenis
Follow AFC East Daily @AFCEastDaily