Now that there are eight new faces in Pittsburgh, let’s take a deeper look at them and how they will impact the Pittsburgh Steelers and their futures with the team.
This pick is a little interesting. The Steelers had a veteran long snapper in Greg Warren at the time of selecting Colin Holba.
Kevin Colbert had said in a press conference that Warren was healthy which made the pick that much more confusing. In time, however, the team released Greg Warren with a failed physical designation.
With the release of Warren, Holba will be the top dog to assume duties as long snapper. He has some monstrous shoes to fill as Warren did everything a long snapper should do.
Warren had a quiet career going to three super bowls and amassing two rings in his tenure. Many fans may not have even known his name, but that is okay, it is exactly what you want out of your long snapper.
With the release of Greg Warren, it is Colin Holba’s job to lose. This bodes well for him as a sixth round pick to make the 53 man roster.
Holba will still need to work hard and do his job even though it seems he has the job. Nothing is ever given, but he is as close as it gets.
Colin Holba has good placement on his snaps and has experience with snapping to both left and right-footed kickers. He will need to work on his placement on punts but he has the velocity and snap time required to have a long career as long snapper for the Steelers.
One thing is for certain: Steeler nation should hope his career is as long and quiet as Warren’s was in the Steel city.