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The NFL is days away from kicking off the 2019 season and today marks the first time that teams can have serious discussions with pending free agents. Prior to this White Malik Hooker Jersey , the NFL Combine came to an end,..."The New England Patriots and Bill Belichick have a knack for allowing promising players to leave in free agency. To their credit, the decisions have worked out in their favor more often than not. Most players who come out from under the hoodie don’t have the same success as they did in his system. Additionally, those players often result in extra draft picks that magically result in new blood to start the process over again.Sometimes it is the wrong decision, and Trey Flowers could be another exception to the rule. While Flowers hasn’t set the NFL world on fire as a sack artist, he has consistently been able to put pressure on the quarterback and arguably could improve if his role was simplified. In New England, Flowers had numerous responsibilities and would drop into coverage throughout the game. In Indianapolis? He could pin his ears back and get after the quarterback.Preston SmithPhoto by Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesPreston Smith is similar to Trey Flowers in that both players were asked to play different roles for their former teams. Colts fans remember what happened when Chuck Pagano brought a 3-4 defensive front to Indianapolis and how future Hall of Fame pass rusher Dwight Freeney was miscast as an outside linebacker. Teammate Robert Mathis, on the other hand, took to the change quite nicely.Perhaps Smith would have a similar experience. He did play with his hand in the dirt quite a bit in Washington but his best skills might shine more if he wasn’t asked to drop back into a short zone. He is already a strong run defender on the edge, think Jabaal Sheard, and could have more success rushing the passer as a full time defensive end.Edge Rushers Tier 2 (Top defensive need)Za’Darius SmithPhoto by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesIt is difficult to project how the Colts might use defensive lineman Za’Darius Smith. On the one hand, at 6’4” and 272 lbs he certainly has the size to play defensive end. On the other, he is big enough and strong enough to work his way inside to 3-technique and disrupt from the interior.The bad news? He could be a tweener. The good news? He could be the kind of hybrid player Matt Eberflus and Mike Phair covet Malik Hooker Jersey 2019 , with the athletic ability and talent to play at multiple positions. There has been quite a bit of discussion about whether some of his production is smoke and mirrors but there is little doubt that he would provide depth and bolster the pressure component on the Colts’ defensive line.Interior Defensive Line Tier 2 (Primary defensive need)Timmy JerniganBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsPrior to suffering a herniated disc that required surgery in April of 2018, Timmy Jernigan was a solid defensive tackle with the Philadalphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. He has the ability to play the run and can get pressure on the quarterback. What makes him a strong prospect is that he wins with strength and has the ability to penetrate the offensive line.There are reasons to believe that Jernigan would excel in an Eberflus/Phair system where one-gap responsibilities allow him to make the most of his best athletic traits. The kicker? He is only 26 years old and still has a lot of career ahead of him, assuming his herniated disc doesn’t become an ongoing issue.Darius PhilonPhoto by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesChris Ballard has a knack for finding underappreciated defensive talent that is not getting the attention it deserves. He finds a way to locate these players and put them in ideal situations to succeed. Examples in his short time with the Colts include Margus Hunt, Al Woods, Denico Autry, Jihad Ward, and Al-Quadin Muhammed. Perhaps the next name you can add to the list is Darius Philon.Philon is a disruptive interior defensive lineman who has the strength to hold up against the run and has a knack for getting penetration through the offensive line. There are reasons to believe that he could improve in the simplistic, fast defensive scheme Matt Eberflus and Mike Phair have established in Indianapolis. Bonus: If the Colts do land Philon and pursue Trey Flowers, they both played together in college at Arkansas.Safety Tier 1 (Primary defensive need)Landon CollinsPhoto by Elsa/Getty ImagesFew players in recent Colts NFL Draft history standout as a bigger missed opportunity than Landon Collins. Former GM Ryan Grigson chose to use a first round draft pick on small, speedy receiver prospect, Phillip Dorsett, despite the fact that T.Y. Hilton was already on his roster. At the time, much of the fan base was convinced that Collins would be the choice and would help to shore up defensive issues that had been ongoing for many seasons.Now is the chance for redemption. Collins will reach free agency and be available to the Colts. He would be a considerable upgrade from Clayton Geathers and Matthias Farley and could create a formidable tandem with Malik Hooker on the back end. He can do enough in pass coverage to stay on the field in passing situations and can be a tone setter against the run. Will Ballard part with the cash it might take to bring him to Indianapolis? Collins is only 25 years old.Adrian AmosPhoto by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAnother 25 year old prospect who will hit free agency is Adrian Amos. While Collins is clearly the top safety target available Indianapolis Colts Adam Vinatieri Jersey , Amos isn’t considerably behind him. He has a similar play style but may be superior in coverage. How much of his success was the result of playing alongside Eddie Jackson and in on of the league’s best defenses? While environment will always play a role in a player’s ability to succeed, adding Amos to the mix at safety in Indianapolis would give Matt Eberflus strength on the back end that few NFL teams can boast.Safety Tier 2 (Primary defensive need)Tre BostonPhoto by Harry How/Getty ImagesPrior to free agency a season ago, Tre Boston would be considered a tier 1 prospect. Now, he finds himself atop the second tier. He still has the ability to impact the game in both phases and has been impressive in coverage throughout his career. He is only 26 years old and sliding him in across from Malik Hooker would mean that opponents have to throw into strength on either side of the field when they test Indianapolis deep.Boston is certainly familiar with both Nick Sirianni and Frank Reich as they were both with the Chargers early in his career. Would he be open to a reunion?Clayton GeathersMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsChris Ballard has complimented the hard work Clayton Geathers has shown in his return to football after suffering a neck injury that jeopardized his career. Will his proclivity to show up on the injury report and serve only as a limited practice participant leave him on the outside looking in?If not, Geathers is a strong box safety who can move up into a linebacker role for Anthony Walker Jr. in nickel packages. He still racks up a lot of tackles and has a nose for the football against the run. Can his career trajectory improve as he moves further away from his surgery?Only time will tell.Cornerback Tier 1 (Secondary defensive need)Ronald DarbyBrad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe Indianapolis Colts have the luxury the biggest bank on the open market. They can choose which top tier players are worthy of their consideration and have the money to get that player’s agent to sit down at the table. They also have a general manager who thinks about the long-term and won’t allow short-sighted, impatient thinking deter him from his mission to build a perennial contender.Ronald Darby is one of the best young cornerbacks to hit free agency in years. At just 25 years old, he could have 4-6 years of his prime remaining for whatever franchise chooses to bring him in. He also has questions surrounding a recovery for a torn ACL. Modern medicine has made it easier for players to recovery from these injuries but will his next team have the patience to give him a year to return to form?Cornerback Tier 2 (Secondary defensive need)Pierre DesirJay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsWhen you start throwing around conceptual labels like “homegrown players” or “blue collar” you might see the image of Colts cornerback Pierre Desir form in your head. Originally nabbed off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks to start the 2017 NFL season, Desir has grown into an every game starter as a boundary corner and easily the most talented player in man coverage for the Colts.Through two seasons he has played a big role in efforts to shut down receivers like DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper and limit A.J. Green and Antonio Brown. Retaining Desir means that the Colts would have their three starters back from 2018 and can choose to add depth or talent somewhere else. Losing him creates a void that must be filled.Steven NelsonPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesWhile it is fair to note that Nelson doesn’t belong with the top tier options at cornerback, he is coming off of the best season of his career. He played for the Chiefs in 2018 and was drafted in the third round by a front office that included current Colts GM Chris Ballard. He flashed the ability to make big plays last season and could improve in a simplified system, like the one he would find in Indianapolis.Linebacker Tier 1 (Tertiary defensive need)Jamie CollinsIsaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsWhile it is difficult to project the contract Jamie Collins will attract on the open market, he would be a potential upgrade as a SAM linebacker in Indianapolis. He has a nose for the football, a habit for creating turnovers Indianapolis Colts Jacoby Brissett Jersey , and the ability to quickly diagnose plays. Once he diagnoses the play, if he is not responsible for dropping into a zone, he will quickly get up the field to pressure the quarterback.The downside is that he is about to turn 30 years old and would be asked to play a role that would keep him on the sideline for much of each game. Perhaps the lower snap count can extend his career? On the other hand, lower snap counts mean smaller paychecks. Linebacker Tier 2 (Tertiary defensive need)Deone BucannonPhoto by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesThe Indianapolis Colts have often used an in the box safety/linebacker hybrid in their system in certain packages. The most important are small nickel or dime packages where a player like Clayton Geathers has historically come into the box and lined up as a linebacker while rangier defensive backs are tasked with deep coverage responsibilities.Bucannon took the NFL world by storm in 2015 but has been driven into the ground and miscast by the Cardinals. He has legitimately been asked to be a linebacker at 6’1” and 216 lbs. This is an absurd request and set him up not only to fail, but to have a shortened career. Could he resurrect the magic in a scheme that wouldn’t ask him to be Darius Leonard or Anthony Walker Jr.? Perhaps. Oh yeah, he is only 26 years old — will be 27 at the start of the 2019 regular season.Colts Cast: Cut day looms; Colts strengths, weaknesses and culture | with Stephen Holder One thing we continue to admit, regardless of how successful the 2018 Indianapolis Colts are, is that there are multiple areas of the roster that will bring excitement to the season. Today Stephen Holder joins me to examine some specific roster battles, and concerns that we may find with certain players.The defensive end position continues to draw some real interest in regards to how real Ryan Delaire is and what he could bring to the position. The obvious questions surrounding Tarell Basham and his viability on the roster as well as how the rest of the position works out with a focus on who gets the snaps in different packages.We dive into the right tackle debate as well. Is the Austin Howard expirement worth ending if he’s not the starter? Can Braden Smith become the starter at the position with consideration to his ups and downs, as well as a look at his ceiling at right tackle in spite of his being a natural guard? Nyheim Hines has obviously been taken away from punt return duties, but what’s with his performances in the backfield? Is he a real option to carry the ball in the backfield? How much of his recent issues are in his head, and where can the Colts trust him going forward?Something that continues to come up is the question about the Colts possibility of carrying 5 tight ends on the initial 53-man roster. We discuss that Womens Jacoby Brissett 2019 Jersey , and also how each of their roles could benefit the team as well as what might be the best combination from one of the team’s strongest positions.What podcast is complete without talk of the team’s running back situation. Stephen suggests that while it’s not looking great with what they currently have available, early in the season it could look much different, and for the better. Marlon Mack will return early in the season, Robert Turbin as well after his suspension and the possible rise of Jordan Wilkins bring some real intrigue if things fall right.Of course there was talk of surprise roster cuts, what positions are seen as strengths and conversely, weaknesses with as much of the roster as we can visualize right now. Another topic that continues to arise is the question of how Frank Reich and Chris Ballard are building the culture in Indianapolis. Stephen and I go in on some of what the two have been building from day 1. All in all, it was a great conversation, and I think you’ll enjoy it.Please subscribe, rate and review the show anywhere you listen to podcasts.Colts Cast Links: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | BlogTalkRadio | SB Colts Cast YT Channel
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