Colts Offseason Priorities: Mission Accomplished…Almost

March 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While some teams are making headlines with big free agent signings or solidifying their lineups with quality trades, the Colts have been quietly working on altering their roster for the 2010 season.
While their have been a few minor surprises, the Bill Polian's plan has been nearly perfect.
It was obvious Polian's top priority was resigning linebackers Gary Brackett.  Normally, this would go against the Colts normal philosophy.  Linebackers have never been a top priority to re-sign when their contracts come up.  Quality starters like David Thornton and Cato June have been allowed to leave via free agency.
The fact that Polian chose to sign Brackett to an impressive 5-year, $33 million deal shouldn't be seen as a change in Polian's defensive priorities.  But it clearly is a sign of the importance of Brackett in the Colts' scheme.
They could not have allowed him to leave and expected to maintain a solid defense in 2010.
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