Gerry Dulac: OK, I just got back to my computer after being in the cafeteria, where I saw Carnell Lake. If yoiu didn't see it on PG Plus or the main PG website, Lake is here today to interview for secondary coach. I think he will get the job. All right, let's begin,,,,,
charlie: how is Pouncey's foot?
Gerry Dulac: His foot in fine and healing nicely. I was told last week all is well and he will be ready to go, whenever that is.
Trod: Gerry, do the Steelers have a legitimate opportunity to sign Willie Colon or does Colon go somewhere where they are not interested in him moving to guard?
Gerry Dulac: First of all, the Steelers are not interested in moving Colon to guard. I don't know what you're hearing or where you're hearing it, but the Steelers have absolutely no intention of swicthing him to guard, not as long as Bruce Arians is the offensive coordinator. Colon does not run well enough to play guard in this offense, which relies so much on the guard pulling. The only people who talk about Colon moving to guard are people who don't know what they're talking about.
And, yes, the Steelers have more than a legitimate opportunity to sign Colon, unless he decides he doesn't want to play here, and I've never received that impression. Colon's market value -- whenever free agency begins -- will not be as high as some would think because he did not play last season. And the Steelers have no plans on relying on Flozell Adams as their starter unless Colon would leave. Even though he played very well last season, Adams will be 36 in May and is due to receive $5 million in 2011, meaning there is little chance he will be with the team.
Valerie Malone: Who has interviewed besides Lake for the secondary job?
Gerry Dulac: Right now, Carnell Lake is the only known candidate. And it just might be that he will be the only one!!
Stephen: Is there any potential that we could trade Dixon for something?
Gerry Dulac: None. And why would you??
RJ in Indy: Gerry, how did you like your time here in Indy for the Combine? It is a great city! Do any sightseeing or eat at any good restaurants?
Gerry Dulac: RJ, liked the city, always have. Have been there before for Final Fours, not to mention several other combines. St. Elmo's might be the best steakhouse in America. And ate a small but great Italian place called Ariala, or something like that. Tremendous. Otherwise, the combine is the most overrated, over-publicized sporting spectacle in America.
Tprod: Gerry, what's the status of Jason Worild? He hurt his knee and missed a couple of games. When he was supposedly healthy, he still did not dress. He seemed to be making a definite positive impact on special teams.
Gerry Dulac: He is fine. I think his play on special teams will create some additional opportunities for him next season. I still think he needs to get a little bigger. He is the smallest-looking 260-pounder I've ever seen.
Vampiro: Do you have any names for us of CBs who might be available at pick #31 that the Steelers might be interested in?
Gerry Dulac: I'm still trying to piece some of that together, in terms of which corners really interest the Steelers. But, with the exception of LSU's Patrick Peterson and Nebraska's Prince Amakumara, I think most should be in striking range. I saw in the Sporting News Draft Guide, of which I'm a contributor, that they had Colorado's Jimmy Smith as the No. 1 corner in the draft. I don't know about that, but maybe that means he might be out of the Steelers range, too.
Lefty I. Lopez: Thanks for the update about the goings on in the cafeteria today! What were they serving?
Gerry Dulac: It looked like a Steelers renuion in the cafeteria at lunch. Joe Greene, Mark Bruener, Carnell Lake and Jerry Olsavsky all sitting at the same table. Can't reveal what they were serving. Will drive the price up if I start giving it a recommendation.
schmedley: Do the Steelers look at taking any receivers early this draft, or are they satisfied with the young talent?
Gerry Dulac: They ALWAYS look at receivers, especially talented ones. Never -- and I mean never -- rule out the possibility of the Steelers drafting a receiver if they think he's too good to pass up. Doesn't matter what round, either, even the first. And, it's not that far-fetched this year because Hines Ward is slowing down and Antwaan Randle has already dropped to the fifth receiver.
Tprod: Gerry, does Ramon Foster go into next year as the starter at right guard or does that position become open and settled in training camp whenever that is?
Gerry Dulac: Probably a little of both. Right now, Foster will begin camp as the starter, but Doug Legursky, who started several games there when Trai Essex was injured, will get another chance there. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what the Steelers do in the draft, too, though, unless they draft Mike Pouncey, I don't see any rookie coming in and being a factor in the rotation.
Roger Sterling: Gerry, you rule! Thanks for the offseason chats! Keep the good times rolling!
Gerry Dulac: Roger, we'll keeping going for a while. at least until the draft. After that, I get a little distracted with golf and take a break till training camp. But there's always Ed....
Stephen: Given your response to my Dixon question, can I have your prediction on who the 3 QBs will be once the season starts?
Gerry Dulac: Stephen, it wll be Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon, with Charlie Batch possibly figuring into the equation somewhere, as well. It is the best and deepest quarterback position in the league and there's no reason to change.
Steeltyke: Gerry, I like the look of Ras I Dowling at CB. Do you think that he will still be there when the Steelers pick in Round 2?
Gerry Dulac: I think he will be there and I think he interests the Steelers. He has good size, can run and can tackle. He might have to improve his ball skills a pinch, but he's one of about four or five corners who could be there, or certainly within range, when the Steelers pick.
morgan: Besides the turnovers, is there anything the coaches now wished they would have tried in the Super Bowl against Green Bay? For instance like running more nickel packages against Rodgers.
Gerry Dulac: No, they ran plenty of nickel and dime packages against the Packers, probably more than at any time this season. It's the turnovers. And the Packers converted all three into touchdowns -- not field goals, touchdowns -- just like the Steelers did in the second half of their playoff game against the Ravens. The other significant number: The Packers had no turnovers. Tough to beat 3-0.
Cool Dr. $: Gerry, who is your favorite professional wrestler of all time? Ed said his is Bruno S.
Gerry Dulac: Hulkamania runs wild!!
Gerry Dulac: That's all the time we have today, kids!! Let's do it again next week, same time, same great site. Bye now!!
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