05 Oct 2010
OK, Indianapolis fans. I do believe we have now reached the point where you may panic.
Colts safety Melvin Bullitt is out for the season with a broken shoulder bone. Bullitt is the main reason that the Colts were able to play reasonable defense without Bob Sanders in 2009. Sanders himself is out until "at least mid-November" with torn biceps. The third-string safety, Jamie Silva, was also lost to injury in the preseason. The Colts are down to Kansas City reject DaJuan Morgan and converted undrafted rookie cornerback Brandon King. Oy. Play all your running backs against the Colts for the rest of the year.
It isn't like the Colts are suddenly going to finish 8-8 here. I still think they will win their division. (In Peyton We Trust.) But there isn't going to be a first-round bye, and the chances of this defense getting it together for a 2006-like run in the postseason is minimal.
43 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2010, 1:56am by BigCheese
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