Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/26/13
Wow, what a victory this past Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Quite the statement win for Coach Chuck Pagano and the whole Indianapolis Colts organization. Now that they have proven they can play with the big boys they have to do what those powerhouses do, look forward. Mike McGlynn played surprisingly well at center against the 49ers (Photo credit: Colts.com) That brings us to today. So far we know that Ricky Jean-Francois is out for a week or so with a hip injury, Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice today and LaRon Landry is still day-to-day, while Pat Angerer is returning this week and replacing Kelvin Sheppard (thank god) in the starting lineup. Samson Satele will also be back with the starters (NOOOOOO!!!!), moving Mike McGlynn back to right guard and Jeff Linkenbach to the bench. Which frankly, sucks. Satele has been unproductive his whole tenure as a Colt, and that’s not even including his injuries. Not to mention the usually incompetent McGlynn seems to be a much, much better fit at the center position. He appears to be very active making pre-snap reads, and simply played better from the middle. Before, I said Satele should have been benched for A.Q. Shipley, now I am saying Satele should be benched for McGlynn. Why change a lineup that helped the team run for 179 yards against one of the top defenses in the league? With the injuries to Ricky Jean-Francois and Donald Thomas, the Colts decided to bring in depth at those positions to help hold down the fort. They recently signed former Colt DE Lawrence Guy and also OT Xavier Nixon off the Redskins practice squad. They subsequently cut Da’Rick Rodgers and Kerwynn Williams who were signed immediately to the practice squad. I understand both signings and specifically like the Nixon one. He is an undrafted free agent out of Florida who helped the Gators run for 2,440 yards and average 4.5 YPC in 2012. He comes from an offense that clearly emphasized the run game, which is a perfect fit for the Colts. Jean-Francois will miss a week or so with a hip injury Coach Pagano said (Photo credit: Getty Images) The Guy signing obviously came out of necessity. The Colts needed to add depth to the DE position after the injury to Jean-Francois. However, once Jean-Francois is ready to go again, Guy should be let go and Rodgers should be re-signed to the 53-man roster. Rodgers has great upside to become a big target for Luck and the Colts shouldn’t let other teams have an opportunity to take that away from them. The Landry injury isn’t as concerning as it once was, as Delano Howell seems to be an extremely solid backup at the safety position, but it would be nice to see him back on the field, wreaking havoc, as the Red Hulk does. The Jean-Francois loss, however, is a concerning one. Luckily, the Colts are playing a less talented, but not to be overlooked, opponent in the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he isn’t as sorely needed, as he will be down the road. Such as the upcoming game against the formidable Seattle Seahawks. Go Colts!
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