Colts continue to shuffle O-line

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

Perhaps the biggest concern for the Colts heading into the season was who would win the two starting jobs at offensive guard. Jamey Richard got the nod on the left side to start the season before losing his job to Kyle DeVan in Week Six. Mike Pollak, who was replaced by DeVan halfway through the 2009 campaign, started the first eight games of 2010 at right guard before being benched in favor of undrafted rookie OT Jeff Linkenbach in Week 10 against the Bengals. Our sources on the scene were surprised by head coach Jim Caldwell's decision to bench Pollak, as he had fought his way back and appeared to be playing with more confidence, but Caldwell said that he likes the way Linkenbach has practiced recently. The way we hear it, Caldwell is trying anything to find more consistency and physicality in the running game, which has struggled even more than usual the past two weeks without Joseph Addai and Mike Hart.