Indianapolis Colts Positional Breakdown: Secondary
One unit that should be vastly improved in 2013 for the Indianapolis Colt are their corners. Last year, they dealt with a ton of injuries and played well despite of that. They did give up too much of a cushion at times and got blamed a lot.
This year, they should be more improved and should make even more plays. The only loss was Jerraud Powers who wasn’t signed to come back. As of now, new corner Greg Toler will start in his place opposite of last year’s signee Vontae Davis. Both have the capability of being lockdown corners and like to play physical. They’re also not afraid to take risks and try and create turnovers.
With the additions to the defensive line and linebacking units, I’d suspect the defense to get more pressure on the quarterback and force them to get the ball out quicker, which will make it easier for the corners.
The team also brought back Cassius Vaughn and Darius Butler, who both filled in quite nicely last year. Again, both were put into situations they weren’t ready for yet and actually played pretty well.
The corners aren’t the only unit that will be improved in the secondary. The safeties will be scary good.
One of the biggest signings this offseason for the Colts was bringing in LaRon Landry. He’s an extremely large safety that is coming off of a Pro Bowl season last year, and will take over the strong safety starting role and start opposite of a very dependable Antoine Bethea.
Both of those two will make their presences felt from the get-go and could provide the Colts as one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
Out of this unit, the Colts will probably only add another corner or two through the draft and keep the rest the same. This could be a very special season in Indianapolis as they now have the personnel to compete on both sides of the ball.