Predicting the Indianapolis Colts’ Depth Chart for the 2010 Season

Many people are already starting to put up depth charts for their team. I decided it’s my turn.

The Indianapolis Colts, as usual, don’t make big headlines in the off-season but continue to become an elite team in the AFC and the National Football League. They continue to make the playoffs and make other teams suffer.

They did last year, but couldn’t get that one game. And we all know what I’m talking about and so I don’t want to get into any more further details than that (I see those tears).

I see a good season underway.

So without a further ado, here is my predicted depth chart for the Indianapolis Colts for the 2010-11 season.

Enjoy.

Quarterback

Okay, this is a no-brainer. We all know Peyton Manning is going to be the starting man here. I see a pretty good year coming for him. I guess we’ll see what happens.

Here is what the depth chart will look like:

QB1 – Peyton Manning
QB2 – Curtis Painter
QB3 – Tom Brandstater

I have a feeling that Chris Crane and Drew Willy will be cut or signed to the practice squad.

Running Back

There were rumors going on that Donald Brown would compete against Joseph Addai for the starting role at running back.

In your dreams.

I don’t see it happening. It seems unlikely to me.

RB1 – Joseph Addai
RB2 – Donald Brown
RB3 – Mike Hart

Wide Receiver

The wide receivers are pretty stacked. The Colts have four good wide receivers they can use and it’s going to be tough fitting three in there. I think this is how the depth chart will fair then:

WR1 – Reggie Wayne
WR2 – Pierre Garcon
WR3 – Anthony Gonzalez
WR4 – Austin Collie
WR5 – Samuel Giguere
WR6 – Roy Hall
WR7 – Taj Smith

I think the Colts WILL NOT cut any of the receivers. I think they will sign either Hall or Smith to the practice squad.

Tight End

Dallas Clark had a career-year last year and he looks to have another great year coming into this season. He will obviously be one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets and I see some good coming for him.

Here is how the depth chart will fair at the tight end position:

TE1 – Dallas Clark
TE2 – Tom Santi
TE3 – Jacob Tamme
TE4 – Gijon Robinson

But remember, Tamme and Robinson are labeled at fullback. But that rarely happens.

Offensive Lineman

Here is how the offensive lineman depth chart will be:

LT1 – Charlie Johnson
LT2 – Tony Ugoh

LG1 – Mike Pollack
LG2 – Jamey Richard
LG3 – Jacques McClendon

C1 – Jeff Saturday
C2 – Andy Alleman

RG1 – Kyle DeVan
RG2- Jaimie Thomas
RG3 – Brandon Barnes

RT1 – Ryan Diem
RT2 – Adam Terry
RT3 – Gerald Cadogan

Defensive Lineman

With Jerry Hughes in the building now, things look to change but not that much. Here is how the depth chart will fair on the defensive line:

LE1 – Robert Mathis
LE2 – Keyunta Dawson

LDT1 – Antonio Johnson
LDT2 – Eric Foster

RDT1 – Daniel Muir
RDT2 – Fili Moala

RE1 – Dwight Freeney
RE2 – Jerry Hughes

Also look to see Hughes doing a rotation at left defensive end, too.

Linebacker

The linebackers keep changing for the Colts. From Cato June to Freddie Keaho to Phillip Wheeler now, it always somebody new that steps up there. Hopefully it will stay the same and not keep changing. Here is how the linebackers will fair:

WLB1 – Clint Session
WLB2 – Ramon Humber

MLB1 – Gary Brackett
MLB2 – Pat Angerer

SLB1 – Phillip Wheeler
SLB2 – Cody Glenn

Cornerback

The cornerbacks stepped up greatly last year, despite their experience in the league. I see them being a lot more mentored and much more smarter coming into the new season.

CB1 – Kelvin Hayden
CB2 – Jerruad Powers
CB3 – Jacob Lacey
CB4 – Ray Fisher
CB5 – Terrail Lambert
CB6 – Kevin Thomas (Injured Reserve)

Safety

Many see Melvin Bullitt passing Bob Sanders for the starting strong safety spot. I don’t think so. I just don’t see it happening, really. Sanders hits harder, covers better, and pumps up the team more and is just simply better. If he gets injured again, then I guess the Colts might trade him in the off-season or something.

SS1 – Bob Sanders
SS2 – Melvin Bullitt

FS1 – Antoine Bethea
FS2 – De’von Hall

Special Teams

Here is what Special Teams will look like:

Kicker – Adam Vinatieri

Punter – Pat McAfee

Kickoffs – Pat McAfee

Kick Returner – Samuel Giguere

Punt Returner – T.J. Rushing

Holder – Pat McAfee

Long Snapper – Justin Snow


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5 Responses to “Predicting the Indianapolis Colts’ Depth Chart for the 2010 Season”

  1. Peter B says:

    Great article. You’re looking for “fare” instead of “fair”, though.

    I hope Giguere does as well at KR as I think he can; we need someone who can take it past the 20 yard line once in awhile.

  2. Smonroe says:

    Roy Hall? Was your website hacked?

  3. Mavericky says:

    Where is Elridge the blocking TE, Robinson will be cut, agree with Roy Hall, thought he was placed in IR by the Saints !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. SS says:

    yea roy hall was cut by us and then signed by the saints and then cut by them again… and yea your missing brody elridge.. the colts colts said they plan to use him this year..ricardo mathews.. they said they were gonna use the guy just like the way raheem brock was used

  5. SS says:

    and tony ugoh is working at the guard position

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