Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Aggressive Matters

It was a good call drafting cornerbacks Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden. The Colts were in dire need of some secondary, which is why the first two picks were cornerbacks. And it was looking good for the Colts until recently.

Their first round draft pick Marlin Jackson is now being sued for $10 million dollars by Shahin Farokhrany for allegedly breaking a bottle over his head. Farokhrany has suffered permanent vision loss and is also seeking reparations for punitive damages.

Not a good start for the kid.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Kick Away

Everyone remembers the loud mouth remarks that Vanderjagt made last season about the Patriots, right? Well I do and so do the Patriots and the Colts. I have good news though about the Colts 'classy' kicker.

That is, Vanderjagt will probable not be rejoining the Colts at the start of the 2006 season. The drunkard is not liked by much, not even Manning. Look for Dave Rayner to be the Colts kicker of the future.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Desicion Time

As training camp gets closer the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff will have a tough decision to make when they have wittle down the prospects at running back. Edgerrin James, Dominic Rhodes and James Mungro return to give offensive coordinator Tom Moore quantity and quality at the position. But Ran Carthon, who spent a portion of the '04 season on the practice squad, has looked good in off-season workouts. It will an all out battle at running back this off-season so stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Making Room

Some fans were left wondering about the departure of the all around talented tight end Marcus Pollard. Some fans could care less, but for the fans that do care as to why the Colts let him go; I believe I have the answer.

If anything the move was made to make room for third-year tight end Dallas Clark. Clark will be used in every down situation. The Colts will probably use less of the two tight end formation and concentrate more on the talented receiving core.

Clark still has some work to do with his run blocking and some work to do with his pass blocking but his upside is that he can do some serious damage in the passing game. Despite only having 25 catches in 2004; Clark was averaging 16.9 yards per catch.

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Back Up

from Foxsports.com
RB Dominic Rhodes provides the offense with a reliable backup to three-time Pro Bowl selection Edgerrin James. Although James will remain the focal point of the offense, Rhodes represents a proven commodity should something happen to James. He's a powerful runner, has a burst and can be elusive. Rhodes has averaged 4.7 yards per carry during his career and displayed the capacity to be a feature back. As an undrafted rookie in 2001, he rushed for 1,104 yards and nine touchdowns. The only concern with Rhodes is his durability. He missed the 2002 season with a knee injury and has battled a chronic shoulder injury throughout his career.