Offseason Analysis: Indianapolis Colts

Feb 16, 2009

After years of very little change the Colts will have to adjust to life after Dungy.  If anybody is capable of handling a new Coach, it’s Peyton Manning.  He’s still slinging the pigkin and the Offense won’t change drastically.  Joseph Addai will once again be the feature back.  Dominic Rhodes is an Unrestricted Free Agent, but I suspect he’ll be back.  Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez, and Dallas Clark will once again be at Peyton’s disposal.  Marvin Harrison may not.  Either way WR is probably a position that gets upgraded in the draft.  Jeff Saturday most likely won’t return either, but they should be covered as the team addressed that need in last year’s draft.

Kelvin Hayden is their key Defensive Free Agent.  He was their top CB last year, but could come with a steep price tag.  If they lose him, obviously that creates a hole to be filled.  LB Tyjuan Hagler is also a free agent that the Colts will look to bring back.
 
This is a championship caliber team that doesn’t need, nor will likely make, any major moves during the offseason.

** Update:  Kelvin Hayden signed five-year deal with Colts. **

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
RB Dominic Rhodes UFA Indianapolis Colts Free Agent
OT Dan Federkeil RFA Indianapolis Colts Free Agent
C Jeff Saturday UFA Indianapolis Colts Free Agent
LB Tyjuan Hagler UFA Indianapolis Colts Free Agent
CB Kelvin Hayden UFA Indianapolis Colts Free Agent
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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 16th, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    Marvin Harrison may not.

    agreed!

    This is a championship caliber team that doesn’t near, nor will likely make, any major moves during the offseason.

    perfect!

  2. Joe Zwierzynski
    February 16th, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    It would be weird to see Marvin Harrison in anything other than a Colts uniform. There’s no question he’s a Hall of Famer, and you can’t put his numbers on the system when Harrison and Manning spent countless personal hours together getting their timing down. If they do cut him, and he does decide he still wants to play, a Syracuse reunion in his hometown of Philadelphia with Donovan McNabb could make sense for both sides.

  3. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    CK – minus the typo, lol
    Joe – would love to see mcnabb and harrison together again

  4. CK0712
    February 16th, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Joe – would love to see mcnabb and harrison together again

    u just will see him in philly, but not in eagles green: let’s hope he’s not wearing bright orange!

  5. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    no doubt.

  6. J.D.
    February 16th, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    hope colts sign rhodes

  7. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm #

    They need a capable backup because Addai is an injury risk.

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