Castonzo vs. Peppers

As a part of Pro Football Weekly’s excellent game previews, Dan Parr takes a look at the key matchup of LT Anthony Castonzo vs. RDE Julius Peppers: 

Castonzo has good length and certainly will not back down from the challenge of keeping Peppers away from Luck. He has the ability to shuffle, slide and mirror without losing his footing, but he will need to do a better job of guarding against being outleveraged. He has to use his hands to his advantage and avoid giving up the inside. Speed rushers gave him problems last season, and if Peppers is firing off the ball and having success getting into the backfield, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is going to have to think about sending a tight end or a chipping back to Castonzo’s side to help seal off the edge.

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.

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