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The Colts come out with a 20-10 lead. The first quarter was spectacular. The second quarter left much to be desired. Inconsistency still defines this team, and given the injuries it’s not difficult to understand.
An unusual gaff by cornerback Jerraud Powers. Brandon James going from highlight reel to two or three drops on easier passes and not running out his route. Javarris James continues to make the most of his opportunities. Kavell Conner and Fili Moala looking very good.
We will see what adjustments the team makes at half time to keep the lead and build on it.
In-Depth Final Preseason Roster Prediction: Special Teams
The Indianapolis Colts used the final preseason game to allow future backups on the regular season roster, and future practice squad players, to identify themselves through their performances. Each of the new, young players stepped onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday night with all of the training and development the Colts coaching staff could impart over the course of three long summer months.
It is reasonable to believe that there were players who had previously been unable to showcase their abilities, and who had yet to have their “lights come on,” who had their chances to show the Colts and the rest of the NFL that they deserve a professional football career. Some tough decisions will have to be made, and in honor of the players who are on the wrong side of those decisions, this final roster prediction will provide an explanation behind the final depth chart at each position.
Examining the Colts Depth Chart
People commonly do not pay attention to changes in the depth chart, especially during the preseason. The Colts have already reduced the roster to 75, so the team will not announce cuts today. That said, we are only five days from the final 21 player cut. We may be able to gain some insight into those cuts from the latest depth chart.
Below is the depth chart as it appears on the official Colts website. It has been altered to help analyze which players have the greatest potential to remain on the regular season roster, and which will probably not make the cut. More >
Colts vs. Packers: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Dreadful
Welcome once again to the third incarnation of our preseason recap. This edition just so happens to resemble the drama in a soap opera, and if it was not for the fact it was so depressing to watch, it may very well inspire a laugh or two at the irony of the situation. This has so far been the most difficult game to establish any kind of real evaluations of most players. There were easy decisions regarding the good, however, many players who would be classified as the bad started out doing very well in the game, and individually, there were very few players who stood out as downright dreadful.
I will try to lead the casual observer through a game that yielded 17 first team offensive points in 15 minutes and 21 seconds only to be followed by 20 minutes of ineffective, penalty riddled play that was hard to watch. As always, we will start with the good news first… More >
Five Things I Think I Know: That Was Ugly Edition
Posted by Robert Itoh in Preseason | 591 views
For a dress rehearsal game, that was as bad as the Colts could have played. What made things worse was that the injuries piled up. Luckily, this is the preseason and the issues that plagued the team Thursday night can be corrected.
1.) I think the new umpire rule needs to be modified. I have no problem with moving the umpire to the offensive backfield. What I do have a problem with is the offense having to wait for a signal from the line judge. If the ball is placed and the players are set, that should be more than enough to give the OK to snap the ball. Positioning five yards behind the running back should not take a physical toll on anyone’s body so it should not affect the umpire’s speed to get back into position. Either modify the positioning of the umpire to get the ball placed faster or hire some younger, more athletic umpires.