I'm not dead. Contrary to popular belief, I'm alive and well. After getting busy at work, being forced to take time off due to illness, and going away with the girl for a weekend (payback for making her watch 21 consecutive weeks of football, 4 nights per week), I'm back. Thanks to internet on my mobile phone -insert cheap Mike Florio commercial- I've been able to follow along with the craziness that is NFL Free Agency. After the first few days of free agency, the news dies down and everyone sets their sights on the NFL Draft. I'm working on a series of blogs leading up to the draft on what I think the Colts are going to do, and what they need to do. I'll try to post these on Saturdays and Sundays to give the site something on the weekends and give BBS a much deserved break. I did have a couple of thoughts to share with you all regarding the Colts offseason.
If you haven't realized this over the past few days, it's a great time to be a Colts fan. Granted, it can get a little boring this time of year around Coltsland... but you're used to it by now. It's a common theme for the Colts to let overpriced free agents walk, and sign their best players to long term contracts.
Adding to the boringness, you don't even have a chance to guess who the Colts are going to pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Yea, the Colts traded the 29th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft for a franchise left tackle, arguably the most important position on an NFL Team.
Don't even think about free agency . Most of the time, when the Colts sign a free agent, you're thinking to yourself... who??? If you're looking to overpay for an overrated, mediocre player... then you're not a fan of the right team.
Yea, your Indianapolis Colts are boring... and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's amazing to be a fan of a franchise that consistently makes the correct decisions that are good for the franchise both in the short term and the long term. The Colts aren't afraid to go after a key free agent, or make an important trade, but more than likely they'll stay the course. Take solace in the fact that the Colts have someone on their roster at every position that is capable of being an NFL Starter, and we haven't signed any free agents, drafted any players, or signed any undrafted free agents... arguably one of the better traits of the Colts scouting department.
One thing is for sure, I wouldn't want to be a rookie coming into the Colts training camp this summer. I don't think anyone, whether they're drafted in the 2nd round or undrafted, is guaranteed a spot on the opening day roster this year. If the Colts are healthy, this could be the most talented Colts team we've ever seen... better than 2004 and 2005.
Enjoy the boredom, and know that the Colts are on the path to another Super Bowl victory. Just remember that it doesn't matter who wins the offseason , it's all about playing the games.
Bring on the draft....