The 2012 Colts' offensive line is going to be a completely different from the patch-up job the Colts have had over the last few years.
It has been anyone's guess who will man the guard spots, with Anthony Castonzo, Samson Satele, and Winston Justice all seemingly entrenched in their respective spots. According to a new report from the good folks at Pro Football Weekly, the left guard will be left up to a competition between Joe Reitz and Ben Ijalana, both of whom have struggled with nagging injuries.
Reitz' first real year as a starter was last season, and he played reasonably well in nine games (injured for the other seven), making the left side of the line fairly strong, both in run blocking and pass protection with rookie Anthony Castonzo. Ijalana missed the majority of his rookie season with a knee injury, but looked good in limited time at left tackle against Tampa Bay.
According to the report, the coaches have also praised Jeff Linkenbach, who was terrible ...