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special teams observation


I noticed the one area the Colts have out-spent other teams is in the special teams area - does that mean we have the best special teams in the league - no it means we have two of the highest paid special teams player - McAfee and Vinateri. I am huge fans of both of these players but I will add both are free agents this year and I am not sure we can afford to invest additional cash to keep them. I would say unless the players are willing to come to accept a team friendly contract that the team needs to bring in players that will cost less. Another idea would be keep McAfee and use him for punting and kicking. I really don't have any idea how practical that is but I remember that McAfee was a highly regarded place-kicker in college and he talks about being used for long field goals.

This is one of the practical questions that doesn't have a good answer. Could the Colts replace one or both of these players and go on next year and contend for a super bowl? I think so. Could we come up a field goal short at some point and then would we say we should have kept them - again the answer is yes. Could we find better players for less money - depending upon your definition of better- the answer is yes. It will come down to what Grigson and Pagano think is best for the team - invest more in special teams for a proven commodity or roll the dice and see what we find.

If it was easy we would al be general managers.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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