Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/17/14
The quest for the Indianapolis Colts to find a new Franchise running back has so far led to Vick Ballard, but can Ballard carry the moniker of Franchise back? The Colts haven’t had a truly Franchise running back since Edgerrin James and the recent replacements for The Edge in Joseph Addai and Donald Brown. Brown is still on the team, but he is just a holdover from a roster the current Colt front office could see without. However Ballard is an interesting prospect to be the Colts next Franchise running back, because he wasn’t drafted to fill such a role. Ballard drafted in the 5th round and that type of position points toward Ballard being nothing, but a stop-gap until they bring in a true Franchise back.… Read more
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