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Colts' O-line underappreciated, but not overmatched

Are the Colts offensive linemen smarter than your average Bear? Probably not. But in an offense that features constant change, it takes a different kind of lineman to excel, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: January 30, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FORT LAUDERDALE -- There have been occasions, Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday conceded Monday night, when even he has wanted quarterback Peyton Manning to dispense with the trademark gesticulations at the line of scrimmage and simply make the snap call.

Not many times, Saturday noted, but a few.

"Oh, yeah, there are times when we're down [in a three-point stance], and Peyton is pointing all over the place, and you start to feel the burn in your legs," Saturday said. "Usually, ...

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