Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 6/19/14
Stanley Havili was a lightning rod for criticism in his first year with the Colts, mostly because playing him meant keeping T.Y. Hilton – or, later in the year, someone like LaVon Brazill or Da’Rick Rogers – on the bench. It didn’t help when a pass bounced off Havili’s hands in the playoff game against the Patriots, leading to an interception (something similar happened in the preseason). Then came the news last week that erstwhile linebacker Mario Harvey was moving to fullback. Havili made a few plays last year, particularly as a receiver, but as inconsistent as he was, it certainly seems plausible that someone like Harvey could push him out of his roster spot. But how fair is that perception? How useful was Havili? In particular, what effect did his lead blocking, presumably a fullback’s most important trait in Pep Hamilton’s old school offense, have on the Colts’ running game? These are the questions that keep me up at night in the NFL offseason. So I flung myself into Game Rewin...
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