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Colts Talk: Should Cato June, Marvin Harrison, and Dominic Rhodes Return?

With the Colts not re-signing Freddie Keihao and Tyjaun Hagler, should they start bringing in new ones in the draft?

Absolutely not!

Why bring James Laurenitis, like the NFL Network suggested in their mock draft, when they can bring back this important linebacker: Cato June?

Now that Reggie Wayne might be the number one target, it will be hard running the offense because everyone will be ganging up on him. Manning has to throw to Roy Hall, Pierre Garcon, or Anthony Gonzalez (see Breaking Down the Colts Pt. 3). Still, it will be tough for them to get the ball because they really aren’t masters of the playbook like Harrison and Wayne.

And speaking of Harrison…why can’t we bring him back? This guy is a legend to the Colts, and no one is interested in the soon-to-be 37-year-old wide receiver who still has something left in the tank.

The last year when Joseph Addai struggled, Dominic Rhodes helped out big time. Rhodes is in free agency, and only a few teams have expressed interest in him.

But he hasn’t been signed by those teams, has he? No way. We should bring Rhodes back. Rhodes is a great player. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself.

And Bryan Brackney. I am sorry, but I highly disagree with those of you who say that if Rhodes gets signed by the Colts, Mike Hart can easily beat him out for the second string back in the depth chart. Rhodes is the X-Factor to the team. He has been very good with the Colts, and every year he gets better and better.

Now that I have covered Rhodes, what about the other two Colts’ amazing players?

Marvin Harrison…does that ring a bell, anybody? Of course.

Marvin’s lowest totals were in 2007 and 2008. 2007 wasn’t really that bad because Harrison missed much of the season. But 2008 was the fall of the Marvin Harrison era. And it looked like it. After Harrison declined the deal the Colts offered him, Harrison thought he could have an easy path in free agency?

So, how’s that going for him? Not that good, is it?

A lot of people say that Harrison will re-join his teammate from Syracuse, Donovan McNabb. I thought it would be a perfect fit. Then I saw an article on Bleacher Report, can’t remember what it was called, but he was saying that Harrison can be on the PATRIOTS, and if they nabbed him, the Pats Super Bowl chances would be a no-brainer.

I agree.

But nothing has happened.

I think we should bring Harrison back. Just ask Ryan Michael. His article pretty much explained it, for sure. I would love to see Harrison back. When I was watching NFL Network’s Top 10: Passing Combinations or whatever it was called, the number one was another no-brainer: Manning to Harrison.

One dude said, “This passing trend will be here for a long time.” Well, it’s gone, but not really.

Then he said that “everyone is going to miss this one. People will be talking about this trend for a long time.”

I hope people still are. The Colts should really consider bringing back Harrison.

There is no point wasting their first round draft pick on Hakeem Nicks or something like that. The Colts should do that in probably the third or fourth round.

What receiver is good in the third or fourth round? Ramses Barden. I explained it well in another article, but we should draft Barden with Harrison still on the team.

Harrison has been a legend. If he can stay for about one or three more years, I think it would be great. He could be very close close to breaking Jerry Rice’s records. I would really love to see that happen.

We need Harrison back. Let’s see what happens. You never know, he could retire, but let’s hope he doesn’t.

But there is another person who surely won’t retire now. He was a great player to the Colts D. Ladies and gentleman, please applause for the Colts’ next contestant….CATO JUNE!

Cato June has been amazing with the Colts. After being a solid linebacker for the Buccaneers, he is in free agency. According to the Colts Corner, the Texans have spread huge interest in June. But why should the Colts let June fall into the Texans’ hands? The Colts have got to steal it away.

June can be a decent linebacker for the Colts now that he’s aged a bit. But this is a tough decision. The Colts still have Clint Session and Gary Brackett. They might use Phillip Wheeler as the next starting linebacker, but it could be a huge risk.

I think June should come back. Why? Well, with Hagler and Keihao possibly going to the Texans, and no chance of the Colts bringing them back, they should bring June back. He could fill in for Hagler’s shoes. June can become a great player.

June has lost some of his potential, though. His highest number of tackles with the Bucs was 69! But according to the stats, he only started 14 games in both of those years. His last 100 tackle season was in 2006 with the Colts! And it was 142 tackles, his career-high.

Besides his rookie year, all of his other years with the Colts have been 100 tackle seasons. With pretty much 500 total tackles, he can bring it up. He’s only 29 and probably has at least seven to eight years left in him.

Should the Colts take this risk?

Fans, you decide. Should we bring back Dominic Rhodes, Marvin Harrison, and Cato June? Comment below and let’s hear your opinion. Bring them out! Don’t be afraid to share you thoughts. It looks good to hear them.

Decide now!

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2 Responses to “Colts Talk: Should Cato June, Marvin Harrison, and Dominic Rhodes Return?”

  1. Great article J.D.

  2. Jack says:

    Dude i think ur asking the wrong question would the colts like marv back hell fricking right we would but we just simply cant afford what he is worth, nor does marv want to take a low salary and quite frankly why should he. domonic rhodes absoloutly they want him back but they are giving him a chance to see if other teams can offer hima good contract and im sure if they dont they will more than step up with a contract and domonic has expressed he would love to stay in indy and i disagree what we sore from heart was good last season he will develope in to a very important player for the colts with a bit of experience he will do great. As to sigining June i hear ya, signing a guy with huge potential like june wud be fab, but i really dont think that will happen it will cost them too much and thts not their style. They will draft a gd solid linebacker in the draft no doubt and they have people that can step up. The colts have always been about brining in young bright players with great potential and it hasnt hurt them yet. thats my 2 cents any how 🙂

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