So, the first depth chart of the 2011 was released today and, yeah, it's pretty stupid. Like many of you, I don't take this first list too seriously. If I did, I probably would lose my mind. There's absolutely no logical reason for Mike Pollak to be starting again, and Eric Foster as the back-up nose tackle is like having Pat McAfee as the back-up strong safety.
So, instead of complaining about a depth chart that is clearly either A) Not meant to be taken seriously, or B) Drafted by total morons, I submit my first, best 'guess' as to what the Week One 53-man roster will be.
QB: Peyton Manning, Dan Orlovsky (Yes, I dare to dream of a Colts team sans Curtis Painter)
RB: Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Javarris James, Devin Moore
WR: Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Blair White
TE: Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, Brody Eldridge, Justin Snow
LT: Anthony Castonzo, Jeff Linkenbach
LG: Jacques McClendon, Joe Reitz
OC: Jeff Saturday, Jake Kirkpatrick
RG: Ben Ijalana, Kyle DeVan
RT: Ryan Diem
Defense after jump...
RE: Dwight Freeney, Jerry Hughes
NT: Antonio Johnson, Ricardo Mathews, Veteran Free Agent (insert Pat Williams here, please)
UT: Fili Moala, Drake Nevis, Tommie Harris
LE: Robert Mathis, Jamaal Anderson
WILL: Kavell Conner, Ernie Sims
MIKE: Gary Brackett, Cody Glenn
SAM: Pat Angerer, Tyjuan Hagler (I think he will be re-signed, but that's just me guessing)
CB: Jerraud Powers, Kevin Thomas, Chris Rucker
CB: Justin Tryon, Jacob Lacey, Brandon King
FS: Antoine Bethea, Veteran Free Agent (insert Darren Sharper, or the like, here)
SS: Melvin Bullitt, Joe Lefeged
P: Pat McAfee
K: Adam Vinatieri
Kick return is Devin Moore. Punt returns are Blair White.