Starting in 2010 - CJ, Pollak/DeVan, Jeff, Diem, Link.
Starting in 2012 - Castonzo, and any combination of Reitz, Satele/Shipley, McGlynn, Justice
IMHO, as bad as this line is, it's a ton better than that 10 line. Jeff was declining, and the rest were pretty much horrible. Only Peyton's quick release made them look half decent. And then there was the run game...
I know your not a fan of facts being brought to discussions, but sometimes you just have to sprinkle in a little truth
starting 2010 CJ-15 games Link-1 - Pollack-13 gms Richards-3 Jeff-16 gms DeVan-13 gms Linlk-3 Diem-16 gms
starting 2012-Castanzo-16-st-Reitz-8-sts-Olsen-5-st-Link-2-stHills-1-st-Satele-11-st- Shipley-5-st-Mcglynn-15-st-Olsen-1-st-Justice12-st-Link-4-st
Castanzo is the only player to start and finish all 16 gms.Reitz started 8 games, but went out 2 more and had to be replaced by Link. There has been no stability at all at left guard, four different guys have started, Satele has started 11 gms, but has been replaced by Mcglynn in 1 gm and Shipley in 2 others, again no stability at the position and I consider Shipley the best option by far and he's played in less than half the games. Mcglynn has started the second most games and he is by far our worst starting lineman. Justice has started 12 gms and went out in 2 more games and was replaced by link in 2 more and Link started 4 games. Link did not start a single regular season game in 2010 (started playoff game) you have him listed as the starter in 2010 I'll say it again Diem started all 16 games. So for your staters in 2010 and 2012
2010- CJ ST-15-GMS-Pollack-13 gms- Saturday-16 gms-DeVan-13 gms-Diem-16 gms
2012-Castanzo st-16 gms-Reitz-8-gms(left-2)-Satele-11-gms-Mcglynn-15-gms-Justice-12-gms(left-2)
The 2010 O-line had much more stability, with Saturday still playing at a decent level and a pro bowl,not like this years pro bowl season. Diem also started all 16 games and even though not as good as previous years, he didn't have to use a cane or walker to get on the field,and the fact that Link played the biggest part of 6 gms in 2012, makes diems 16 starts, much better than the production that we have had from Justice 10 complete games and for the most part 6 gms by Link. your false statement of link being the starter in 2010 would be your biggest reason that 2010 was so bad, but he didn.t start a single game in 2010 regular season and we've seen how it works out in 2012 with him at Tackle, even though I think he has done a decent job at guard. I also think Justice has been decent at times too.Mcgylnn and Justice both were backups when we brought them here, the same thing Pollack and Devan are now and I can't believe i am saying this, but I would take Pollack and DeVan over Olsen and Mcglynn now, and definetly at the level they played in 2010, not nearly as bad(even though bad) as Olsen and mcglynn. Just wanted to bring in a few facts to the discussion.
It's only two years later and none of the guys on the 10 line are either in the league or starting for anyone at their 10 positions.
That has to mean something. If it were any other QB than Peyton in 10, they'd still be in traction.
Once again I hate to screw up a discussion with facts, but every player except Diem, is still in the NFL. Diem ,retred but played better at guard,even last year than any guard we have had this season, would like to have him at guard this season. CJ signed a sweet little contract with the Vikings and Polian really wanted to resign him, but Johnson didn't wait around on the Colts, he went ahead and signed with the Vikings. He was a pretty good player for the Colts, not nearly as bad as you make him out to be. He was very versatile and could play 4 of the 5 O-line positions at a decent level.Pollack and DeVan are still in the league as back-ups just as Mcglynn and Justice were when we signed them, and I would take the 2010 Pollack and DeVan over Olsen and Mcglynn any day. Like I said earlier, just wanted to sprinkle in a little truth to false, or misleading statements.