Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/8/12

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 the team despite a lackluster preseason. Grigson has shown little patience for underperforming players to this point, and with Andrew Luck's health on the line, don't count on him leaving Olsen around too long if he can't get the job done.

Other than Reitz and LB Pat Angerer, who was hurt in preseason, the Colts enter Sunday fairly healthy. Austin Collie and TY Hilton will both be game time decisions, but wide receiver is an area where the Colts do have tremendous depth.

Delone Carter, Mwelde Moore, Jerraud Powers and Cory Redding all missed the final preseason game with injuries, but will be ready to go against the Bears.

The Bears enter the game healthy as well with the notable exception of LB Brian Urlacher who's returning from arthroscopic knee surgery and hasn't practiced this week. He's listed as probable, but there are questions about how effective he'll be.

 

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