Now, don't get me wrong, I have loved some moves by the Colts: they brought in Gosder Cherilus after he had a monster year with the Lions, which will fill a huge need from 2012. Donald Thomas was low risk, high reward. Heyward Bey could be a steal from Free Agency as he now gets a stable environment to exceed (no offense to Oakland, but they're pretty messed up there. And they've barely had a QB since Rich Gannon). Landry was a good pick up too and Havilli.
Now to the dodgy moves: Colts want to sure up there run D. I understand...so they buy Walden (the contract is very friendly either) to a $4 mill/year contract? Any Packer fan will tell you bluntly how overspent that it is- he simply isn't a playmaker. Colts pay a $22 million dollar/4 year contract to Ricky Jean Francois- a guy whose had 49 career tackles. Now, he was a solid player....in the backup role in SF. And he will only make 1 mill base next year, so he has to prove he is worth the generous deal (so it can potentially not be a back breaker). But who would deal that contract to a guy that has never played over 27% of defensive snaps in a season? What has he done in his career to prove he is worth even 11mill over 4 years, let alone 22? If you guessed nothing then you're spot on. And I have another question, has Colts even looked at Brandon Moore? Seems as though they've been living under a rock- he had good years with the Jets. Instead, they spent a high draft pick on Thornton (grrr). Now, to the Centre situation: Satele is on a fair amount of money for a guy that sucked in 2012. Yet, we ship Shipley, the guy who played much better and is cheaper. Ludicrous, I'd say Satele is on thin ice, but it seems as though Grigson loves him (??). Out of the three Centres: Satele, Shipley and Holmes, Shipley deserves it most easy. The Holmes draft pick had barely any value on draft day.
Questions all round