INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Colts have promoted Joe Gilbert to the team's offensive line coach from assistant offensive line coach last season.
"We are extremely excited about Joe coaching our offensive line," said Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano. "He did a great job last year. Joe brings great energy and passion to that room, and stresses fundamentals and technique. He expects a lot from his players and will continue to develop that unit into one of the best in the NFL."
Last year, the Colts' offensive line paved way for a rushing attack that averaged 104.4 yards a game, the highest average for the team since 2007.
Before joining the Colts, Gilbert spent 25 years coaching collegiately, most recently at the University of Illinois (2009-11). He also spent time at the University of Houston (2008-offensive line), Toledo (2007-tight ends), and Central Florida (2004-06-offensive line).
He replaces Harold Goodwin, who joined Bruce Arians' Arizona Cardinals staff.
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