It’s time for another Colts training camp preview. Last week, we looked up and down the depth chart at the inside linebackers, and now it’s time for the other half of the linebacking corps. Bear with me, there are nine players vying for four or five spots.
The Colts face the task of replacing franchise sack-leader Dwight Freeney (107.5), who struggled with an ankle injury last season and finished with just 5 quarterback sacks. Although he didn’t put up big numbers, he was a constant threat to make a game changing play, and just as they did in 2006 (5.5 sacks) and 2007 (3.5), defenses had to plan for him and his game-breaking capabilities, even though he wasn’t full speed.
So, who replaces Freeney in 2013? Erik Walden? Bjoern Werner? An angry badger? Well, as far as the position is concerned, it’ll go to backfield wrecker extraordinaire Robert Mathis, who will slide over to the right side and play the spot vacated by his longtime partner in crime.no comments no comments