The Indianapolis Colts suffered an embarrassing loss at the hands of the St. Louis Rams yesterday afternoon, and right guard Mike McGlynn was a huge culprit. While Andrew Luck was the worst player on offense in a shockingly horrid day for the fringe-elite QB, the offensive line didn’t exactly do a good job of blocking for Luck. Armed with elite DE Robert Quinn and plenty of other top-notch starters around him, the Rams have one of the game’s best defensive lines and simply gave the Colts OL fits. McGlynn was arguably the worst of them, as he surrendered constant pressure, which looks worse when you consider that interior pressure impacts quarterbacks more than pressure from the outside.
According to Colts official site beat writer Kevin Bowen, McGlynn fractured his thumb in the 38-8 loss, and McGlynn’s thumb is currently in a cast or splint of some sort. Per Bowen, the Colts are considering McGlynn day-to-day, so his status for next week’s rivalry game against the Tennessee Titans is totally up in the air.
To be honest with you, the Colts probably won’t miss McGlynn, because he’s been horrendous this season. In fact, it’s quite clear to me that he’s been their worst starter on offense, and it’s one of the reasons why the Colts most underrated injury of the season was the early, season-ending injury to offseason signing Donald Thomas. Jeff Linkenbach came in for McGlynn and looked better, and he’s outplayed McGlynn all season. I think McGlynn will end up having a fair shot at playing next week as a game-time decision, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see the Colts place him on the inactive list against a Titans defense that has DTs who do a great job of pushing the pocket.