After two seasons, they might have to check missing persons to find out where Colclough is.
Going into his third season, Colclough hasn't progressed as quickly
as the Steelers would
like. Last year, they used another second-round pick to bring in
Bryant McFadden. And by
the end of the season, McFadden had surpassed Colclough on the depth
As if that wasn't bad enough, the Steelers then went out and
re-signed Deshea Townsend,
meaning Colclough is currently No. 4 on the team's depth chart at
cornerback. And the
Steelers also added return men Santonio Holmes and Willie Reid in the
draft, meaning his
job as a punt and kickoff returner could also be in jeopardy.
We caught up with Colclough recently to check his state of mind:
SCI: Have things gone the way you had planned here?
RC: No. I've tried to make the most of my opportunities, but when
you're not always out
there for a number of plays at a time, it can be tough. I feel like
I'm progressing though.
I'm just out here working hard and, hopefully, everything will fall
SCI: But have you made the progression from a small school to the NFL
as well as you'd
RC: I think so. I don't feel overmatched out there or anything like
that. I know I can play in
SCI: It seems like you were in position to make a lot of plays last
year, but for whatever
reason, you didn't make them.
RC: That's why were out here now. I've looked at everything on film
from last year and I
was in position to make plays, but you're right, I didn't always make
them. Hopefully I can
SCI: At least they didn't bring in another cornerback like they did
last year, drafting Bryant.
RC: Yeah, I think the team has confidence in me. I have confidence
and I know I can play
SCI: They did bring in some return guys in the draft. That was your
job back there. Are you
going to have to do something special back there in the preseason to
RC: I guess so. Maybe I need to bust one. I don't know. I just want
to do whatever they ask
me to do to help this team win.
Courtesy of the Observer-Reporter
Q&A: Ricardo Colclough
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