Indianapolis Colts’ general manager Ryan Grigson has done an incredible job rebuilding the Colts’ roster practically from scratch. But one off season isn’t enough to address the depth issues facing the team as they go into 2012.
Particularly, the depth along the offensive line is of great concern. That will already be an issue in game one as starting guard Joe Reitz is a scratch for Chicago, moving Seth Olsen into his place. With the team needing to keep Andrew Luck upright to succeed, any crack in their pass protection holds the potential for disaster.
Olsen played extensively for the Colts in the injury-plagued 2011 season, including a start in Tennessee. There, Olsen was vastly outmatched by the Titans’ defensive line.
Tomorrow’s start is important for both the Colts and for Olsen. The Colts know they must keep Luck healthy to win. If Olsen can’t keep his quarterback clean, it will be a long Sunday in Chicago. For Olsen, this could be his last chance to impress. He’s still with t...