Colts Leave the Hall of Fame Game w/ Their Heads Held High

Making a play on the Skins

The Hall of Fame Game this past Sunday marked the first game NFL game played since the Giants and Pats back in February. As a Colts fan I really don’t think I could have asked for a better start to the preseason. Dungy has been quoted saying that it was the best start to a season the Colts have ever had. Which is saying something considering the high caliber team the Colts have consistently been in his seven years at the helm.

The first player to jump out at me throughout the game was Mike Hart. This guy is such a perfect fit for the Colts, and really lives up to the acclaim he received coming out of Michigan. He moved the ball really well up the middle and once he touched the ball you could see him set his lane and power right through it. With guys like Rhodes and Addai on the roster the Colts were in the market for an up the middle down hill runner and I really think they found it in Hart. Never mind the fact that he rushed for an extra 3 or 4 yards and a first down AFTER having his helmet knocked off in his first broken tackle of the run.

Another incredible aspect of this years Colts team is the unbelievable amount of depth we have at wideout. Being a Canadian Ive had a soft spot for Pierre Garcon since he was picked up but he really delivered last night, not only running routes but with great returns. Roy Hall is also looking great and I think either of this guys have a tremendous potential in the NFL. Theres also another talented Quebec wideout prospect in Samuel Giguere who didn’t play Sunday but should impress in the weeks to come.

The Oline really looked great as well particularly Pollack, who I think could win the starter spot before the months out. The quarterbacks were able to throw all day and Hart, Keith and Rhodes had holes to run through all night. On the topic of quarterbacks Sorgi was the same as ever, consistent but nothing special. Lorenzen showed nothing above average throughout camp and didn’t do anything to change my mind in the game. There is a bright spot however in Quinn Gray. I really liked how he moved outside the pocket, especially in that he still managed to plant his back foot and get the ball away, even with 4 or 5 Skins bearing down on him.

Another outstanding player was Marcus Howard, a rookie linebacker who could become a great pass rush specialist. He displayed his frightening closing speed racking up one and a half sacks in his NFL debut.

All in all it was an amazing showcase of the Colts talent and depth and a great start to the season for any Colts fan, despite the loss.


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One Response to “Colts Leave the Hall of Fame Game w/ Their Heads Held High”

  1. TJ says:

    Garcon is not canadian. He just has a french last name. Dawson(Harvard), Giguere(Sherbrooke),and Federkiel(Calgary) are the Canadians on the team.

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