Colts G.M. Bill Polian went into the offseason wanting to fix his offensive line.
When the Colts were on the clock with their first round pick, he decided to choose pass-rusher Jerry Hughes from TCU. One of the big considerations at that spot was tackle Rodger Saffold, who wound up going to the Rams two picks later.
In the upset of the year, Polian admits that he made the wrong choice.
The guys at StampedeBlue.com report Polian said on his radio show that the team should have taken Saffold in hindsight. The Colts saw Saffold as a right tackle only, but he’s been rock solid in St. Louis as a left tackle. Hughes, on the other hand, has three tackles on the season. He’s rarely gets on the field on defense and has been inactive occasionally.
Polian is as good as any G.M. at finding the right players for the Colts system. He thinks a few years in the future.
His difficulty in solving the Colts offensive line of the present, however, is one reason the team is 6-6 this year.