Willie Colon emerged from Sunday's win in Cincinnati down more than one of his signature dreadlocks. At least he was unofficially awarded a takedown for a post-whistle body slam of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
It was Colon's kind of game, the perfect coming-out party for the Steelers offensive lineman continuing to settle in to his new position at guard.
''He had controlled violence last week,'' said Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Colon, for his part, laughs off the ''violence'' descriptor.
''Controlled chaos,'' Colon corrects. ''That's my type of play.''
The bleed-the-clock, straight-ahead running in the fourth quarter. The abundance of pulls to open up holes. The intensity of playing the first divisional game of the season under the lights.
Colon was arguably the Steelers' best lineman in the 24-17 win over the Bengals, and there's little arguing it was his best game of the season. After spending his first six NFL seasons as a tackle, Colon is increasingly...