As I've been saying from Day One this offseason, I was pleasantly surprised with Joe Reitz' play at left guard. While the former basketball player wasn't an All-Pro by any means, he did a more than servicable job, and it was essentially his rookie year. He and Anthony Castonzo formed a very good team on that left side before injuries put a damper on the season for both players.
So, coming into camp I, along with most fans, were shocked to hear that Reitz would be battling for the left guard spot with Jeff Linkenbach, a player who started at right tackle last seasons, and was horrendous at guard in 2010. What was even more shocking was that Linkenbach started camp on the first unit over Reitz!
Nevertheless, I've stated several times that I expect Reitz to win the starting job by the end of training camp, and it appears he is steadily moving toward that goal, taking multiple reps with the first team during Sunday's practice.
One guy's opinion at #Colts camp. Looking for Joe Rei...