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Injuries force Colts into yet another offensive line shuffle

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If Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t always exactly well-protected, he’s at least used to it.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts are set to use their sixth different combination of offensive linemen in as many weeks — their eighth overall — Sunday when they finish the regular season against the Jaguars.

With starting right guard Mike McGlynn doubtful with an elbow injury (and he didn’t practice all week), the Colts will have to adjust again.

“In the National Football League, nothing surprises you,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “Every day you show up is an adventure.”

The instability hasn’t hurt in recent weeks, as they’ve rushed for 152 and 135 yards the last two games, and Luck has only been sacked twice in the last three games.

He was sacked 29 times in the first 12 games, after being dropped 41 times as a rookie.

Despite the recent uptick, that’s an area they’re going to have to upgrade this offseason, or they’ll be shopping for quarterbacks sooner than they anticipated.

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2 Responses to “Injuries force Colts into yet another offensive line shuffle”
  1. cajunaise says: Dec 27, 2013 4:04 PM

    Gee wiz – with that many issues on the O-line, they can’t possibly beat teams like the 49ers, Chiefs, Seahawks, or Broncos. Might as well call it a season after this Sunday…

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 27, 2013 9:46 PM

    Gabbert hasn’t had the same O line for any two games since he came to Jacksonville. Stop whining for the banjo picker from Deliverance.

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