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Old 01-12-2021, 03:26 PM
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https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...57513937920007

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Anthony Castonzo's decision is final. He's done.
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...54161984352256

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Castonzo says he's happy with both of his decisions, the one to return for 2020 and the one to retire after it.
https://twitter.com/jimayello/status...57943614971906

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Castonzo said Frank Reich and Chris Ballard did say they'd love for him to stick around, but he went to them with conviction. And when they saw that, they were extremely happy for him. Going out on his own terms after having accomplished a ton in his career.
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...55201685213187

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Castonzo says he did ask Andrew Luck "What's it like?" being retired. Also asked Jack Mewhort.

For what he's going to do now, Castonzo says he's excited to lose some weight, get healthy
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...57339622629383

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Castonzo says it was really hard to keep enough weight on. He had to split his breakfasts into multiple breakfasts because it was real tough to choke it all down.
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...55517705052161

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Castonzo on not making the Pro Bowl, whether or not that's a hole for him. "It's really not." Says he cares much more about his own evaluation.
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...56940559785994

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Anthony Castonzo on Quenton Nelson playing LT: "We've talked about it, and if that's what happens, I'm going to tell you right now, he's going to do a nice job. He's got all the skills to do it."

Says Nelson has a lot of fun out at that spot.
https://twitter.com/jimayello/status...57296224104449

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Castonzo says if Nelson does move to LT, he'll happily be a resource for him. Lots of conversations about technique.

He said over past couple years Quenton would take reps on scout team and ask Castonzo how he was doing.
https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...58341478268928

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Castonzo says he's kind of talked to Ed Dodds about getting into the personnel department at some point, maybe in the future. Used to send the scouting department detailed stuff on the guys he went against.
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:55 PM
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The only positive of this is that it frees up $16 million of cap space, which I believe gives the Colts the most cap space in the NFL. Of course that creates a much more urgent need as well, and of course Castanzo wil be missed.
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Old 01-12-2021, 04:08 PM
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Positive spin, with an ultra-small sample size (one game) ......

In a playoff game with everything (obviously) on the line, the offensive line did an outstanding job of protecting a quarterback with very limited mobility without Castonzo ...... not only was Philip Rivers not sacked a single time, the opposing team literally only touched him one time the entire game.

If they are capable of that kind of game in the post-season without Castonzo, they certainly still have the ability to continue to play well as a whole ...... that said, we all know that Castonzo was great, and he will unquestionably be leaving a hole that needs to be (at least) adequately filled.

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If they can get a quality LT in the first round of the draft, they get his replacement for very cheap, at least for the next 4 years. That leaves them with a boat load of loot to spend on some other needs that can be filled in free agency.
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Godspeed and good luck.

Theres the target in the draft if they cant move up far enough to get a qb
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On who could step in

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...y-left-tackle/

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hey will need a new starter at left tackle, but they may not have to look all that far to find one. During a press conference after his announcement, Castonzo said that he’s seen left guard Quenton Nelson have fun taking some reps at the position in practice and that he thinks the three-time All-Pro would do well at a new position.


“We’ve talked about it, and if that’s what happens, I’m going to tell you right now, he’s going to do a nice job. He’s got all the skills to do it,” Castonzo said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

The Colts will likely explore a number of options for moving forward on the offensive line, but agreeing with Castonzo’s take on Nelson could lead to a search focused on help at guard rather than tackle.
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I still remember back when the draft was going on and we were discussing the left tackle position. It was between Carimi and Castonzo, this board was kinda mixed on who they preferred. Worked out just fine with Castonzo, as Carimi injured his knee in his rookie season and just didn't work out.

Here's a good video of Castonzo answering questions on his retirement.

https://www.colts.com/news/retiremen...rd-2020-season
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Criminally underrated his entire career. Very good player for a long time.

Best of luck AC and thanks for the memories.
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Not that i care or pay attention to it, but was surprised to hear he never made the pro bowl.


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Damn, that is a loss. Hurts to lose such a solid player at a key position, but as others have stated I really appreciate him letting the team know so early in the process. Costanzo never got the recognition he deserved outside of Colt's circles.
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