INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18: Mohamed Massaquoi #11 of the Cleveland Browns is is stopped short of the endzone by Jacob Lacey #27 and Antoine Bethea #41 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Don't ask me why this is being considered, but the normally reliable Tom James, the man behind CBS Sports' Rapid Reports since John Oehser became an employee of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is reporting that the Colts might start Terrence Johnson at corner over Jacob Lacey this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"My reps have increased a little this week," Johnson said. "I'm not sure [if he'll start]. I won't know until I get to the game."
It's no mystery that Jacob Lacey stinks as a corner. What baffles us is how the Colts thought this guy could start in the first place when it was clear as day that Justin Tryon was better. Even more odd is the notion of starting Johnson, an undrafted player out of California, PA, over Tryon. Tyron started six games last year for the Colts, and played pretty well. Johnson was signed to the practice squad last year after the New England Patriots dumped him twice.
So, faced with starting either the experienced Tryon or a no-name player like Johnson out there to cover Mike Wallace deep, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell seems to be going with the latter. Cue fart noise.
Needless to say, these are some very odd moves that don't inspire much confidence. I mean, giving a guy like Johnson his first start against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers passing game? You don't think Ben will start this dude?
Take Roethlisberger in fantasy this weekend. Seriously.