Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Who will start at left guard next year Donald Thomas or Mike McGlynn?


Recommended Posts

This is a question I have been asking myself recently, who will start at left guard Donald Thomas or Mike McGlynn? Through what I have read it seems like Hugh Thornton is the guy Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson see at right guard and left guard seems uncertain right now. I am also wondering about center. Samson Satele hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy and I am curious if the starter may be Khaled Holmes. Anyway I would like to see what everyone else thinks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If all goes well the Colts could have a pretty decent O-line next year however injuries almost always play a factor. Last year was ugly. I can tell they are trying to build a big powerful run blocking type line for 2013.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thomas.    I think it will quickly become apparent that the job is Thomas' to lose.

 

McGlynn will go to back-up, and with his versatility, that's a good thing.

 

But Thomas on the left side and Thornton on the right should be our pair of guards.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a question I have been asking myself recently, who will start at left guard Donald Thomas or Mike McGlynn? Through what I have read it seems like Hugh Thornton is the guy Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson see at right guard and left guard seems uncertain right now. I am also wondering about center. Samson Satele hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy and I am curious if the starter may be Khaled Holmes. Anyway I would like to see what everyone else thinks.

I think Thomas starting at LG is pretty much a certainty but I have no idea about center. I hope it's Holmes but I think it will probably be Satele.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If all goes well the Colts could have a pretty decent O-line next year however injuries almost always play a factor. Last year was ugly. I can tell they are trying to build a big powerful run blocking type line for 2013.

 

i think you meant THIS year.. it's year 2013 and the nfl season upon us is season 2013..

 

btw, thomas is a lock to start at LG, with thornton and mcglynn battling for starting RG..

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think D.Thomas gets the start, but i think McGlynn's days are number here in Indy. I've been watching the off-season's photos, and i see Justin Anderson, and Robert Griffin(G), getting alot of reps at that guard spot, more than i've seen McGlynn. I think MM goes to a reserve role for backup C/G, behind these two...Justin "Bean" Anderson is a mauler. 6'5, 340....massive. R.Griffin is 6'6 330, and a monster....

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thomas is the LG. I believe he is the best athlete of the OL. McGlynn does not play LG. McGlynn last year played RG and C. If Satele is injured McGlynn will probably move to C if he is still on the roster. Holmes is smart but may not be ready to take the C spot for a year. Preseason will determine a lot.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think D.Thomas gets the start, but i think McGlynn's days are number here in Indy. I've been watching the off-season's photos, and i see Justin Anderson, and Robert Griffin(G), getting alot of reps at that guard spot, more than i've seen McGlynn. I think MM goes to a reserve role for backup C/G, behind these two...Justin "Bean" Anderson is a mauler. 6'5, 340....massive. R.Griffin is 6'6 330, and a monster....

Agreed, I'm excited to see Griffin and Anderson in the Pre-season. Anderson is working at RT it seems but can also play guard in a pinch. I want to root for Ijalana, but he's going to have an uphill battle to impress.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can only hope McGlynn's behind is firmly planted on the bench for the duration. 

My hopes are that McAwful is playing regularly...........for Houston, Tennessee, or Jacksonville :)

 

To question:  Thomas was signed specifically to play left guard for the Colts.  Barring any 'meltdowns' or injuries during pre-season that is where he will be.  Hugh Thornton is already better than McGlass....I am hoping we have someone on the roster other than 'he' that can play center if/when Satele and Holmes get injured...again.

 

That said, a 'healthy' Joe Reitz is a much better than a Seth Olsen as a backup.....by far.  The line appears a little bit better...Ya Think?  :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

McGlynn was one of the worst guards in the league, and during too many plays he was 5 yards in the backfield beside andrew luck. Thomas will start at left guard and Thornton at right.

Link to post
Share on other sites

My hopes are that McAwful is playing regularly...........for Houston, Tennessee, or Jacksonville :)

 

To question:  Thomas was signed specifically to play left guard for the Colts.  Barring any 'meltdowns' or injuries during pre-season that is where he will be.  Hugh Thornton is already better than McGlass....I am hoping we have someone on the roster other than 'he' that can play center if/when Satele and Holmes get injured...again.

 

That said, a 'healthy' Joe Reitz is a much better than a Seth Olsen as a backup.....by far.  The line appears a little bit better...Ya Think?   :)

Couldn't have said it better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

And really, this is one of the instances of being called ''nasty''. I want nasty. After watching the Colts line the past several years, I crave nasty. But McGlynn came in with people saying he's ''nasty''. If he was nasty, it was 3 yds deep in the backfield more times than not. Here's hoping Thomas is the real thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

And really, this is one of the instances of being called ''nasty''. I want nasty. After watching the Colts line the past several years, I crave nasty. But McGlynn came in with people saying he's ''nasty''. If he was nasty, it was 3 yds deep in the backfield more times than not. Here's hoping Thomas is the real thing.

Yep...I kept hearin the mean streak 'stuff.'  I would me sad and mean both if I was planted on my fat 'bootie'  in the backfield!!!gangsta.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget Reitz.  He was our 2nd best OL (not saying too much) last year, but only played 8 games.  Heard some rumors he was working at RG in the off-season; however, it seems like they might just be trying to enhance his value as a back-up by working him at both OG spots.  The way it seems like it'll wash our to me is Thomas and Thornton at LG and RG, respectively.  Reitz will be the backup LG/1st OG off the bench, and the RG backup will come to a competition between Justin Anderson and Mike McGlynn.  Anderson would probably hold the edge on versatility since he can play RT (OT depth is otherwise abyssmal), but McGlynn holds the edge on health (16 game starter). 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I expect left guard to be between Thomas and Reitz.  I think McGlynn will be a swingman backup center/guard once Satele is cut.

I would rather have Satele on the roster than McGlynn....keep him one more year....need a veteran center.  (This from the Shipley camp :))

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have...but he can come to camp and prove me wrong if he wants...

I saw your post above.  I agree on Reitz....although Thomas has to be pretty poor not to get that left guard...he was given the 'dinero' to play that position.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think THomas is competing with Mcglyn. Thomas is competing with Joe Reitz and i think the team signed him to be the starting LG.

 

I think Mcglynn is competing with Thornton and i dont think the team is giving Thornton the spot just yet. i think there will be competition but like many, hope the rookie wins it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a question I have been asking myself recently, who will start at left guard Donald Thomas or Mike McGlynn? Through what I have read it seems like Hugh Thornton is the guy Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson see at right guard and left guard seems uncertain right now. I am also wondering about center. Samson Satele hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy and I am curious if the starter may be Khaled Holmes. Anyway I would like to see what everyone else thinks.

Are you serious LOL

Link to post
Share on other sites

I expect it to be Thomas but thats assuming he learns the playbook fast,

 

Since it's a new playbook for everyone,  why does Thomas have to learn it faster than anyone else??

 

And since he's a better player than last year's starters,  shouldn't he have little trouble unseating whoever was the starter last year?

 

 

Note:   Just noticed someone else pointed out the same thing I did.   And I see you've read that....

 

Sorry for the duplication.....

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I'm somewhere in between A and C, but not B.  They've spent allot of money and have had some great players, so not making a second World Series (not even winning it) should have been pretty good odds.  But it is not easy in baseball to get there.  Although their exit being in the wild card game 2 of the past 3 years is bad.   In 2018 against the Rockies their bats went silent as they lost 2-1.    
    • I must be reading different things.....     Oh well.... it will all come out in the end   If we end up with him at our 2nd and we get Paye....  Im a happy camper
    • I would absolutely have loved to join, but with planting season here I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
    • All Colts fans will go into a lottery, and will select their preferred team based on the lottery outcome. I'll send a private, ordered list of posters/GMs to @chad72 and one other poster. @NFLfan, who will not have the list, will use a random number generator (like the link below). He will publish his random list, and Chad will publish his. The list will be mashed up, and result in the GM order (who will then pick their teams).   Example: List provided to Chad   EastStreat Chad 72 Danlhart87 Nickster MPStack ......   NLFfan uses a random generator for range of 1-X (in the case above, 5) and comes up with  4 1 5 3 2   The two will be paired, and the result would be   1. Chad72 2. MPStack 3. Nickster 4. EastStreat 5. Danlhart87   So Chad would choose first (likely the Colts), followed by MPStack and so on...    I know it sounds complicated, but it's extremely easy, and fair.   For fans of an opposing team, they'll get their team assuming they want their team, and there are no other opposing fans that want them too (Joe get Pitt for example, If NFLfan were playing, he'd get MN).
    • Cosmi has always been further back in the tackle ratings by the experts.  Not a 1st rounder in most eyes.  When you look at overall player rankings he winds up in the 2nd. Rd. 
  • Members

    • MPStack

      MPStack 3,428

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • PuntersArePeopleToo

      PuntersArePeopleToo 935

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Dogg63

      Dogg63 2,134

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • PrincetonTiger

      PrincetonTiger 8,510

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • PeterBowman

      PeterBowman 1,475

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Tsarquise

      Tsarquise 449

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • EastStreet

      EastStreet 9,717

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • krunk

      krunk 4,271

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • dw49

      dw49 721

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • SSFiero

      SSFiero 51

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...