Yesterday I was reading the article of fellow blogger nopuntintended about building through free agency and I completely agree with him. It’s time for Colts Front Office to stop pretending that ALL drafted and undrafted Colts player are diamonds in rough, I know Bill Polian is a genius but for the past years the approach of" drafting the best available player on the board" is not getting things done. That’s why it’s time to address the areas of need trough free agency. So here’s the list for ideal fits for some areas in need:
Barry Cofield, Giants. Age: 27. Height: 6-4 Weight: 306: Underrated interior lineman who’s great against the run, this is the most needed characteristic for the Colts right now. He seems to improve in pass rush.
Quintin Mikell, Eagles. Age: 30. Height: 5-10 Weight: 203: Good in both pass coverage and stopping the run. He’s not injury prone and that’s good news for all Colts fans getting used to watch a Safety get hurt in every season opener.
Danieal Manning, Bears. Age: 29. Height: 5-11 Weight: 202
Justin Blalock, Falcons. Age: 27. Height: 6-4 Weight: 329: Helped the Falcons by clearing rushing lanes for Michael Turner and by the look of this year’s draft the Colts are focusing on the running the ball more often (or at least run it for short yardage situations).
Harvey Dahl, Falcons. Age: 30. Height: 6-5 Weight: 305
For last I would like to share a though for a special trade:
Reggie Bush, Saints. Age: 26. Height: 6-0 Weight: 203: I know Bush is a RB, but hear me out… In his career he has more yards receiving than rushing. He’s considered a bust but he has been injured many times but that’s because as a RB he’s more likely to get injured by receiving hits from DL or LB than receiving hits form CB. With good coaching he projects as a slot receiver in Colts Offense; this situation could also help Indy’s running game because opposing defenses will focus on nickel formations, taking out 1 LB (it’s difficult for a LB to cover Bush). The addition of Bush will also help Special Teams, giving the Colts a dangerous punts returner.
The time for a Super Bowl run is NOW because the players aren’t getting any younger. So as Colt’s fans let’s hope that Chris Polian and Jim Irsay will be very active (and aggressive) in the Free Agent market.