Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Colts post second depth chart

I guess the big news is that they listed former CFL star Jerrell Freeman as the starter at WLB (4-3).WILB (3-4). Although Freeman did play well in the first preseason game, I still have my doubts. Moises Fokou is listed as his backup (he was last in line at SOLB on the last depth chart), but I think that's mainly because Fokou is still fairly new to the system.

Let's take a look:

QB 12 Andrew Luck, 5 Drew Stanton, 8 Chandler Harnish
No surprises here

HB 31 Donald Brown, 26 Mewelde Moore, 33 Vick Ballard, 34 Delone Carter, 32 Darren Evans, 39 Deji Karim
Or here. I think the first three are locks and the last two are in trouble unless Karim just destroys on kickoffs.

WR 87 Reggie Wayne, 15 LaVon Brazill, 84 Griff Whalen,10 Jeremy Ross,14 Quan Cosby
WR 17 Austin Collie, 11 Donnie Avery, 13 T.Y. Hilton, 85 Jabin Sambrano, 7 Kris Adams, 16 Jarred Fayson
Hmmm, I wouldn't get used to that lofty spot Mr. Avery. For a guy so far down the depth chart, Cosby got a lot of reps in the first preseason game.

TE 80 Coby Fleener, 86 Kyle Miller, 81 Andre Smith
H-B/FB 83 Dwayne Allen, 46 Dominique Jones
No changes here, but I think Jones made a strong case to make the team.

LT 74 Anthony Castonzo, 66 George Foster, 65 Ty Nsekhe
LG 76 Joe Reitz, 73 Seth Olsen, 68 Jason Foster
C 64 Samson Satele, 62 A.Q. Shipley, 60 Zane Taylor
RG 75 Mike McGlynn, 67 Mike Tepper, 61 Hayworth Hicks
RT 69 Winston Justice, 72 Jeff Linkenbach, 78 Steven Baker, 79 Justin Anderson
The big change here is that the competition at left guard is over, Reitz has won the job and Linkenbach has been exiled to backup right tackle. That's displaced Tepper to backup guard, which I think makes both positions stronger.

LDE 90 Cory Redding, 91 Ricardo Mathews, 68 James Aiono
NT/LDT 99 Antonio Johnson, 96 Brandon McKinney, 78 Chigbo Anunoby, 61 Josh Chapman
RDE/RDT 95 Fili Moala, 94 Drake Nevis, 65 Jason Shirley
Mookie surprised me with some great play on the nose. I thought he'd only been given the spot through seniority, but he really looks like a starter there.

SOLB 98 Robert Mathis, 92 Jerry Hughes, 58 Tim Fugger
SILB/MLB 53 Kavell Conner, 49 Greg Lloyd, 54 Mario Harvey
WILB/WOLB 50 Jerrell Freeman, 45 Moise Fokou, 59 Larry Lumpkin, 51 Pat Angerer
WOLB/RDE 93 Dwight Freeney, 97 Mario Addison, 57 Jerry Brown, 55 Justin Hickman
Ooooh, things do not look good for your Mr. Hickman.

LCB 21 Justin King, 42 Korey Lindsey, 37 Brandon King, 29 Antonio Fenelus, 39 Camerson Chism
RCB 25 Jerraud Powers, 43 D.J. Johnson, 20 Cassius Vaughn, 23 Terrence Johnson, 36 Chris Rucker, 40 Buddy Jackson
I don't see why Vaughn's been dropped to the third team, it could just be because they want to see new faces in there. And, yay, Rucker's pick moved him out of 11th place into 10th.

SS 28 Tom Zibkowski, 26 Jermale Hines, 30 David Caldwell, 47 Latarrius Thomas
FS 41 Antoine Bethea, 35 Joe Lefeged, 38 Mike Newton, 27 Matt Merletti
No changes here.

P 1 Pat McAfee, 3 Brian Stahovich
PK 4 Adam Vinatieri, 1 Pat McAfee
H 1 Pat McAfee
LS 48 Justin Snow, 45 Matt Overton
KR 15 LaVon Brazill, 13 T.Y. Hilton, 39 Deji Karim, 35 Joe Lefeged, 26 Mewelde Moore, 20 Cassius Vaughn, 28 Tom Zibkowski
PR 15 LaVon Brazill, 13 T.Y. Hilton, 84 Griff Whalen, 28 Tom Zibkowski
Or here

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