Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Power Ranking Number 1: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts where the favorite going into last years Super Bowl and many think that they will be back again this season. The biggest reason is the best quarterback in the NFL right which is Peyton Manning. Manning has been doing it for so long as such a high level no one thinking anything will be different this season. He also is getting back another weapon on offense in wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez who missed all of last season after injuring his knee in the first game of the season. Because of his injury both Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie step up in the passing last season. The Colts number one receiver Reggie Wayne still is a great receiver and last season he caught 100 passes for 1,264 and 10 touchdowns. Another big time weapon for Manning is tight end Dallas Cark who last season who also caught 100 passes for 1,106 and 10 touchdowns. Running back Donald Brown goes into his second season and him along with Joseph Addai make a nice one-two punch running the football and also being able to catch the ball out of the back field.

Defensive end Dwight Freeney is the leader on the defense and wasn’t 100 percent healthy in the Super Bowl last season. The Colts drafted defensive end Jerry Hughes to add more depth and more passing rushing to their defense and he could be Freeney possible replacement down the road. Linebacker Gary Brackett resigned in the off-season and the Colts need his leadership and experience in their defense to be able to make another Super Bowl run. Safety Bob Sanders is an outstanding player and a difference maker in the secondary when he is healthy but that is the key him being healthy.

The Colts have all the talent on both sides of the ball to make it back to the Super Bowl, but many of the Super Bowl loser in the past haven’t even made the playoffs the following year after they lost the Super Bowl, I don’t think that will be the case with the Colts.

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