<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Okay <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation">@SBNation</a>, this one’s for all teams: Add a football legend to your roster. What happens? <a href="http://t.co/ZYWdJccARv">http://t.co/ZYWdJccARv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GMCPlaybook?src=hash">#GMCPlaybook</a></p>— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) <a href="https://twitter.com/marshallfaulk/status/527579138472017923">October 29, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
This week's question from Marshall Faulk deals with a hypothetical scenario - if you could bring back one legend from your franchise's history, who would it be?
I make no secrets about the fact that I think Peyton Manning is the greatest player in Colts franchise history, and I also think that Johnny Unitas is the second greatest (because while some might disagree, the NFL recognizes the Baltimore Colts and the Indianapolis Colts as the same franchise). Neither of them would be my choice to bring back to help this team, though, because the Colts have a fantastic quarterback already in Andrew Luck. He's easily their best current player and he is off to a great start to his career in year three. Without taking anything away from Manning or Unitas, neither would be my choice of a former Colts great to bring back to help this team.
There are several other Colts greats that would be options too: wide receivers Raymond Berry and Marvin Harrison, running backs Lenny Moore Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, and Edgerrin James, tight end John Mackey, offensive tackle/guard Jim Parker, defensive tackle Art Donovan, defensive ends Gino Marchetti and Dwight Freeney, and linebacker Ted Hendricks are among some of those greats.
If I were to choose one player to bring back to help this team, it would probably be Marchetti or someone like that. Why? He was a terrific pass rusher, and if you watched the game last week you know that the Colts couldn't get any pass rush whatsoever. Their pass rush this year has been totally manufactured due to the fact that they don't have a star rusher. Marchetti would bring that and, if the Colts could get pressure, it would help their entire defense to come together like it did in the five-game winning streak when the Colts were actually getting pass rush. Of course, this is all hypothetical, so your answers will likely vary - and some might not even want to go back to the Baltimore days either, which is fine. The NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame does, so I did as well, but I'll open this question up to you as well: which former Colts great would you most like to add to this year's team?
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