I'm just not one of those people that freaks out when things like Tarik Glenn's departure happen. Last year, when the Colts were playing 5th and 6th string safeties, using Dwight Freeney at a DT, and Gilbert Gardner still had his starting job... that's when I freaked out. After living through a season like that, and having the team win it all in spite of such crippling injuries, I don't get really rattled when things change. When you have Howard Mudd as your line coach, when you have great depth on the o-line, when you have versatile players who work hard, then things seem to fall into place just fine.
Also, it helps if you have a plan and a way of doing things. Colts.com has a good article up on Tony Ugoh, and while his technique is a bit raw, the guy seems to have his head screwed on right. Plus, he has all the physical tool to dominate. Like many of us, he was stunned by Tarik's retirement announcement, and a bit hurt:
"I really kind of stayed under his wing and kind of watched him. Now, that he's gone, the other veterans are great, too. But it's sad to lose a teammate."
Speaking for strength and conditioning, we have yet another update on Corey Simon. Apparently, Corey isn't a fat ass after all:
Shaw, a former strength and conditioning coach for the New England Patriots, runs annual pre-training camp workouts for NFL players at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The question remains, however, as to whether Simon will continue to remain with the Colts, or even report, when training camp begins. Indianapolis officials and Simon filed grievances against one other with the NFLPA this past spring concerning his salary from last season.