Indianapolis Colts Must Add Leadership in the Backfield with LaDainian Tomlinson

By Christopher B. Batchelder

The Indianapolis Colts are making headway in finding the right path for this new team, yet still leaving fans scratching their heads. Even though fans are excited about what has happened so far, they still want to see some big-name players added to the roster.

It is important to keep the fans happy with the off-season acquisitions. With the way the Colts’ front office has signed players expect to see more veteran free agents to coming their way.

Recently, the Colts’ front office has signed key-free agents for the defensive side of the ball and now they need to focus on the offensive side of the ball and more importantly the running game.

It is important with these signings that they bring in class-act players, ones that the younger players can look up to. LaDainian Tomlinson is a free agent looking for work who still has a few years left. One of the biggest things that Tomlinson has going for him is his leadership skills. However, don’t sleep on his ability to run the ball, something the Colts have lacked in the last few years. Tomlinson is also someone who Andrew Luck can depend on to catch passes out of the back field. The signing of Tomlinson would be right in line with what they have done so far on the defensive side of the ball.

The signing of free agent LaDainian Tomlinson would give the Colts an option to draft a running back for the future. Tomlinson is not an every-down back so he would share the duties of running back with a rookie.

The Indianapolis Colts have made some great moves that haven’t hurt their salary cap. Bringing in LaDainian Tomlinson would keep with that format, while adding a locker room presence that they don’t currently have.

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