Kuharsky: Justice move charts a course

Paul Kuharsky notes that the Winston Justice signing indicates what we can expect of this “new era” of Colts football:

“I’m not sure exactly what it cost them, but I very much like the move,” said Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. “He isn’t great, but he is a solid right tackle and has had success in this league. It looks like they have their offensive tackles in place (with Anthony Castonzo and Justice) and that is at least something to help Andrew Luck out. And Ben Ijalana could potentially turn into a high end guard … maybe.”

I think it’s a good move that forecasts the type of thing we can expect from the Colts.

I think Paul is right–this is a signal toward tough-guy trench warfare. GM Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano want to win in the trenches and give Andrew Luck a fighting chance early in his career. The move signalled a committment to surrounding Luck with some protection and talent. Financially it’s a tremendous deal–the teams swapped 6th round picks and Justice’s cap hit is just over $3 million. Finally it gave fans a great deal of confidence after the tremendous losses felt from all of the offensive releases last week.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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