Colts offensive success starts up front

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — With a number of big-name additions in the offseason, the Colts offense has a chance to be one of the most potent in the league. It all hinges on what happens up front with the offensive line.

“We’re trying to develop that chemistry, build on communication from the run game standpoint, pass protection standpoint, making big plays,” said head coach Chuck Pagano.

The offensive line has been a sore spot for this offense over the past few seasons, constantly in flux. They started 11 different combinations last season. With so much offensive potential, the unit feels a big sense of responsibility to play better.

“While we would love to have five guys play together all year, it is very difficult to get that,” said Anthony Castonzo. “So we recognize that we have good depth in the sense of people can play a lot of spots.”

Castonzo has been the one constant of the unit.

“He’s a guy that when you lay your head on the pillow at night, you know that from a consistency standpoint, availability standpoint, trust, work ethic, smarts, competes, all that stuff,” said Pagano. “He’s the leader of them. Obviously having a guy sitting there protecting the blindside of the quarterback, we feel really good and fortunate that we have ‘AC’ there.”

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