Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Mar 2010

Colts Re-Sign Gary Brackett

Indy's locked up MLB Gary Brackett to a five-year, $33 million deal. Adam Schefter notes that there's a $12 million signing bonus.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 05 Mar 2010

15 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2010, 3:44pm by C

Comments

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by nuk :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:47pm

They re-signed a LB? When's the last time that happened?

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by tuluse :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:59pm

When's the last time they had one worth re-signing?

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by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:22pm

Marcus Washington, at least. But that's just off the top of my head. Cato June, maybe?

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by Johnny Socko (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:27pm

David Thornton. Polian said letting him go is one of his biggest regrets.

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by TheSlinger :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:26pm

Mike Peterson.

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by DZ (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:14pm

The last one they resigned was...

Gary Brackett

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by tuluse :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:19pm

Yeah I can see Mike Peterson

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by bingo762 :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:28pm

Pete Mikerson

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by C (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:58pm

I don't like Brackett, I think he's overated and has one of the weirdest shaped heads I've ever seen. I'm not sure exactly how much money he's getting with that contract, but I wouldn't pay it to him.

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by AnonymoussuomynonA (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:07pm

Yeah! Damn weirdos are all overrated!

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by C (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:36pm

Gary Brackett is overrated
Gary Brackett has a weird shaped head

Gary Brackett is not overrated because he has a weird shaped head.

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by ABW (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:37pm

Yeah if his head wasn't so weird shaped maybe the Colts wouldn't SUCK SO MUCH. By having a guy with such a weird head they just guaranteed that not only are they going to suck for 5 more years, they are going to suck with weird shaped heads which as everyone knows is the worst kind of suck.

#$*(#% you Gary Brackett and your @#*(&*$ weird shaped head.

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by ABW (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:41pm

Come to think of it Peyton's head is weird shaped too. No wonder the Colts have been such a lousy team, all their players have weird head shapes.

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by Bobman :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:50pm

Not sure there is a correlation. After all, Manning has a five-head, whereas Brackett has three- and four-cheeks.

What they need is Jay Leno plus some guy with a huge nose and they'll have, technically, a 54th head on the 53-man roster.

That's the kind of competitive advantage Polian provides. Pay more for the guys with extra body parts, in case somebody's cheek or forehead is injured during the year.

Back on planet earth, I mourned the loss of (in order) Thornton, June (my mistake), Washington, and Peterson. But the last two were in a very different world--even in their primes today on the Colts, they'd be good, but not worth it in this system. June would still be good in the system--at backup, and Thornton would have been great to keep. It's not always about highlight reel individual talent--it's how well the team works together, how cerebral a guy is, how well he tackles or covers as needed. I think next year will show what those guys really have to offer in the Coyer-Dungy hybrid. Maybe there will be no more changes and next year will be the same as last year--which ain't so bad.

They sure paid valued DTs high enough this year. I wonder if Moala will be trade fodder, or will develop into the 2nd rounder they expected.... since they sure could use another WR, preferably one with a weird shaped head. I'm thinking maybe a spare ear.

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by C (not verified) :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 3:44pm

Take it easy on the coffee, or the psychadelic drugs man.

Peyton has a big forehead, no doubt, but that doesn't change the fact that Brackett just has a weird shaped head. No need to take it personal.