Re: More From Colts' Camp: OL Could Be A Problem in 2009
posted at 8/10/2009 4:35 PM EDT
In Response to Re: More From Colts' Camp: OL Could Be A Problem in 2009
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: More From Colts' Camp: OL Could Be A Problem in 2009 : Underdogg, Did you catch last night's HOF game? I only saw part of it but the Titans looked pretty good it seemed--espescially for a pre-seaon game and an early one at that. Since they are in your division, I assume you have to be concerned with them as a potential rival to the Colts. But then, I also have to say that the Bills did NOT look to good to me, so I can't be sure if the Titans are really as good as they apepared to be, or the Bills were so bad, they just made them look better. I'd be interested in your thoughts (and anyone else's who saw the game.)
Posted by Rimfire[/QUOTE]
Don't know if the Titans have the personnel to take advantage of the Colts' areas of weakness. Much depends on whether they can take a lead, and play ahead.
A lot about football is match-ups. Good pass-rushing teams like Philly, Giants, Dallas, Minnesota, SD, Pittsburgh, and, believe it or not, Houston, seem to match up pretty well with Indy.
Incidently, Ugoh was hurt quite a bit last season...and...as we Patriot fans so painfully learned in SB 42, just because a team doesn't give up many sacks statistically...doesn't mean that all is well with the OL. Furthermore, the Colts' rushing attack was one of the worst in the game last year...largely because of poor OL play. This made the Colts a one-dimensional team on offense.
C Jeff Saturday is old, and coming off knee surgery. Charlie Johnson, a former 6th round pick, and Indy's 2nd round pick in 2008, C/OG Mike Poll@ck
, have both had knee problems. But for a couple of fortunate wins (at Houston and in Minnesota), Indy was extremely close to falling out of playoff contention in the first half of last season.
What players has Indy added to improve their OL? Are they counting too heavily on young OG Steve Justice, who likely will replace Johnson?
Other concerns are the health (as always) of SS Bob Sanders, and kicker Benedict Adam Vinatieri: http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/07/31/pair-of-marquee-colts-start-camp-on-pup-list/