Let it not be said that Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is the type to sit on his hands when it comes to fixing his rather porous offensive line.
Well, let it not be said that Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is the type to sit on his hands when it comes to fixing his rather porous offensive line:
Great game of musical chairs going on as Tenn,Indy & Bills chase top Gs Andy Levitre, Louis Vasquez. SD chance of keeping Vasquez is slim— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) March 9, 2013
The Bills are apparently still hoping to re-sign Levitre, but my sense is their opportunity has passed. Why let him hit free agency if you want him back? The Titans are hoping to grab a premier guard because their head coach Mike Munchak needs to make the playoffs in 2013. If he doesn't he'll be another team's offensive line coach in 2014.
For the Colts, it is very interesting that Cole is suggesting Indy is going after both players.
We've talked about these two guys a bunch in recent weeks. Levitre would seem to be the more talented. Colts radio play-by-play analyst and former offensive lineman Will Wolford loves Levitre. However, Vasquez would seem to make more sense, and Cole's report is the second that we've seen regarding Indy's interest in the fifth-year guard. Vasquez fits Pep Hamilton's scheme better than Levitre does, and two people well-connected with Vasquez when he was with the Chargers (former San Diego front office executive Jimmy Raye and former offensive line coach Hal Hunter) now work for the Colts.
It'll be interesting to see if the Colts are able to hook one, but don't count out Jets guard Brandon Moore. PFF ranks him higher than both Levitre and Vasquez. Moore has tons of experience working in a West Coast system, and Pep Hamilton was an offensive assistant in NY at one time while Moore was still there.