The Indianapolis Colts are heading into a division matchup against the Tennessee Titans this week, and the coaching staff has been preparing vigorously for it.
At least, they’re giving the illusion of preparing, by making several changes throughout the roster.
David Reed, one of the most jeered Colts players of all-time, was finally cut and replaced by Chris Rainey, a recent signee.
Rainey has been out of football for a while after being let go by the Steelers for off-field issues, and we should find out what kind of shape he is in early on, returning kicks.
Another significant change this week is the activation of wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers. I’ve been calling for him to get a chance since the draft, and here it is. The way the Colts have been making changes this week, Rogers may actually get a substantial amount of time on the field against the Titans. Let’s see if he can have an impact on this lethargic offense.
Maybe even bigger news is the fact that Donald Brown will be ahead of Trent Richardson on the depth chart this week.
It could mean little on the stat sheet by the end of the game, but Brown gets to prove he can be a feature back in the league. After having a good season as the number two back, he’s earned this opportunity, and now it’s time to show he can be more than just a change of pace back.
A small change that we may or may not see is on the defensive side of the ball. With Cassius Vaughn being as bad as he has always been, the
Colts should be looking at other options at the second cornerback position.
Now, Darius Butler will be on the field as often as possible, but mostly playing the nickel position. So look for Jalil Brown to lineup across the field from Vontae Davis today. He’s a big corner at 6-foot-1 205-pounds, and he can’t be much worse than Vaughn has been.
Hopefully these changes will help bring pleasant results for the Colts when the clock strikes 0 this week. We’ll just have to wait and see, for better or for worse. Go Colts!