While his team struggled in the Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the season-opener was an individual success for new Indianapolis Colts right tackle Jack Mewhort.
The second-year player, who took over for veteran tackle Gosder Cherilus this year, went up against a formidable Bills defensive line in his first regular season start and according to head coach Chuck Pagano, did an "outstanding" job.
"It wasn't too big for him. He had great look in his eye," Pagano said, per the Indianapolis Star. "I think he competed his tail off. For his first outing out there, I think everybody but us was worried about how he was going to hold up.
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"But he did that. He did a really good job. It's never going to be perfect, but he played well. Like everybody else, he'll be better this week."
Mewhort, who played guard as a rookie last season, struggled in the preseason before settling in at his new position.
"It is different than guard," Mewhort said. "But it doesn't mean it's any easier or any tougher. Each position has its own battles it needs to fight, and at tackle it's more space."
Heading into Week 2, Mewhort said he'd like to see the offense get running back Frank Gore more involved. Gore ran for just 31 yards in the 27-14 loss to Bufalo.
"There's no wondering what Frank Gore can do. It's all documented," Mewhort said. "He's had a long career of playing at a high level. It's out there. It goes back to putting it on us as an offensive line to be on the same page and create those holes and those lanes so he can do his job, which is run the ball really well."
(h/t Indianapolis Star)