Colts Offensive Line Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

Colts Offensive Line Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

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Colts Offensive Line Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

Our burning questions series is back on 1070TheFan.com. What are the major questions about the offensive line of the Indianapolis Colts going into the 2019 Training Camp?

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INDIANAPOLISWe are less than two weeks away from Training Camp starting for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

A second year of camp at Grand Park will have the Colts on the practice field starting July 25, with 16 open sessions to the public up in Westfield, Indiana.

 

So, it’s time to pick back up our ‘burning questions’ series on 1070TheFan.com

 

Here are our burning questions along the offensive line heading into the 2019 Training Camp:

1. What is the next step for the offensive line?

 

Finally, it’s no longer a worry.

 

The Colts are entering a Training Camp and the offensive line is very, very far down the worry list.

 

That’s what happens when you return a starting 5 up front, and that group led the NFL in the fewest sacks allowed last season.

 

Under new direction in 2019, the Colts offensive line is a group with an even bigger emphasis on fundamentals and technique.

 

They will employ some different looks in trying to open up running lanes, but the pass protection focus will remain the same. 

2. Is depth a concern?

 

First, find me an offensive line unit in the NFL with comfortable depth.

 

But the Colts do have a legit question with the left tackle position behind Anthony Castonzo.

 

We saw that first hand last year when Castonzo missed the first five games of 2018 (the Colts went 1-4 in those games).

 

Honestly, you won’t find a position with more of a drop off from starter to backup on the roster than left tackle.

 

Le’Raven Clark? Joe Haeg? J’Marcus Webb? Antonio Garcia (suspended for the first 4 games of 2019)?

 

Those are the backup names competing for the spot behind Castonzo.

 

Other offensive line spots do have returning depth in Haeg, Evan Boehm and Josh Andrews.

 

3. Will Anthony Castonzo have his contract extended before the start of the season?

 

This is something that is possible before the 2019 season gets underway.

 

Castonzo turns 31 years old in August as he enters the final year of his second NFL contract.

 

Given the lack of young, talented depth at left tackle, things point to the Colts wanting to extend their long-time left tackle.

 

It’s not a must that the Colts extend Castonzo before the start of the season. But it looks to be an order of business before free agency starts in March 2020.

 

Castonzo finishing his NFL career with the Colts appears to be something he would want as well, especially after hearing his comments earlier this offseason on benefiting from the new regime in Indianapolils.

 

 

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