The Colts Absolutely Cannot Afford To Lose Jacob Tamme

This news is sickening:

TE Jacob Tamme had a couple drops, but also made some big plays. Yet he played with a bad back. I’m told he could barely walk after the game. He’s hurting.

If the Colts are without Jacob Tamme against a New England Patriots defense that has, traditionally, been eaten alive by Colts tight ends, we are in trouble next week.

Since all-world tight end Dallas Clark went down with a freak wrist injury against the Redskins, Jacob Tamme has stepped in and caught 24 passes for 265 yards and two TDs in just three games. His 10.4 yards per catch are better than Dallas Clark's 9.4 average he was getting before getting hurt. Also, in six games, Clark had 37 catches. Tamme is on his way to doubling that production.

Now, this is not to say Jacob Tamme is 'better' than Clark. He isn't. But for Tamme to come in and produce like this in Clark's absence is a rare bright spot in what is developing into an awful 2008 draft class for Bill Polian. 2008 First day pick Mike Pollak has been benched once again this season, and third rounder Philip Wheeler has also lost his job. Tamme is Round Four is looking like Polian's best pick that year.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker