Colts – Costanzo’s best season continues

| 3 years ago

Colts – Costanzo’s best season continues

PFF-headlinesIn Week 6, I wrote about how left tackle Anthony Costanzo was off to the best start of his career and, eight weeks later, that statement still holds weight.

A first-round pick in the dreadful Curtis Painter/Kerry Collins 2011 season, Costanzo’s performance actually took a turn for the worse in his sophomore year (Andrew Luck’s first year as signal-caller), but improved slightly the following year and has downright impressed this year.

Costanzo has the 11th-highest Pass Blocking Efficiency  rating and the 10th best overall grade  among tackles with 31 total pressures allowed in 681 pass blocking attempts. He’s only graded out in the red as a pass blocker one time this season:  a -2.5 outing in Pittsburgh where he allowed a sack, two hits and a hurry.  Since that Week 8 game he’s only allowed 11 pressures, including a perfect stat line against Washington.

Costanzo has also evened out some early-season hiccups as a run blocker and currently sits right about middle-of-the-pack in our run block rankings among tackles.

Can Costanzo continue this kind of production in the playoffs?

  • Carl

    This is not an accurate grading since the rest of his OL is so putrid that the opposing teams go for the other guys first. Plus he mostly goes against the worst teams in the entire NFL. It’s like having a winning record or even division title in the AFC or NFC South. By comparison you look good, but best of the worst has falsely padded his & those division leaders’ numbers.

    • pbskids4000

      He’s been successful against DeMarcus Ware, Trent Cole, Terrell Suggs, Jason Pierre-Paul, JJ Watt, and the Browns trio of pass rushers. I don’t think you’re giving him enough credit.

      • DLane

        Exactly what I was thinking lol

    • Kyle J. Rodriguez


    • Josh Boeke

      This guy must be a Colts fan.