Satele, McGlynn, Linkenbach... looks like the gang is all here! (Credit: USA TODAY)
If you’ve read me consistently, followed me on Twitter and listened to the CA Radio podcasts for the last seven months, you probably know that my opinion of the Colts offensive line is pretty low. Heck, you probably only need to have read one article, read a few tweets or listened to one show to know that. If I had a nickel for every time I mocked the Colts interior line, well, I probably wouldn’t be blogging.
Rich people don’t blog. They buy people to do that for them. You really think that Mark Cuban writes this? At best he has a secretary take down his angry mutterings and then pays another person to transform those into a semi-coherent blog post.
But I digress.
The point is, I don’t like the Colts offensive line. The interior is a mess, and it’s one of the biggest things holding the Colts back, especially because of their (less-than-ideal) philosophy based on running the ball and being flexible in different offensive sets.
Yet, despite the fact that I have such a low opinion of said line, as do most Colts fans, I do not think that the Colts should spend a high draft pick on a lineman. In fact, I’ve largely ignored the offensive line completely when looking at draft needs and potential draft targets.
If I think the offensive line was such a problem in 2013, then why wouldn’t I support spending an early draft pick on one? There’s disconnect there. It seems crazy.
But I have a reason. I promise.