Re: Indy's Marlin Jackson is out for the year!
posted at 11/6/2009 12:08 AM EST
In Response to Re: Indy's Marlin Jackson is out for the year!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Indy's Marlin Jackson is out for the year! : Well, not to be starting anything, but... By your reasoning, then the Pats would have an incredibly deep secondary since we've had 3 different starters at Safety this year and 4 different starters at CB this year. But that's not the reality of how it is and I don't believe that's how it is for the Colts either.
Posted by jasonh86[/QUOTE]
Except that your reasoning is poor. I am sure you will correct me where I am wrong.
2007 Primary starters
CB - Hobbs; Samuel - neither is on the team today
SS - HGHarrison - no longer on the team
FS - Sanders
2008 Primary starters
CB - Hobbs, O'neal - No longer on the team
SS - Merriweather - (hgharrison out with injury)
FS - Sanders
2009 - As you noted - all over the place.
The facts are that the pats are trying to figure out their secondary which is why they brought in so many veterans. The only constant was Merriweather because Sanders apparently isn't the answer. The colts on the other hand have had the same 4 primary starters since 2007 - Jackson, Hayden, Sanders, Bethea.
The issue is that Jackson has been slow to recover from his season ending 2008 knee injury and is now gone for the year. Hayden is near probowl status. Bethea is a probowler and Sanders is a DPOY.
As I am sure you know (and I know you were trying to start something) depth isn't just players. depth is quality which the colts have had in spades. Now it just appears to be dwindling.