This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The 2005 Indianapolis Colts Essay

922 words - 4 pages

Last year the Indianapolis Colts had a terrific regular season going twelve and four., They continued their roll into post-season play making it as far as the AFC conference-championship game. For the Colts, these fantastic seasons come few and far between, but as of late these types of seasons are coming more frequently than usual. Strengths for this team can be defined as what parts the Colts seem to have all figured out, and weaknesses can be said to be the parts of the team that need more attention and lack substance that make up a strong defensive/offensive unit. This essay will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the Indianapolis Colts, most notably in the areas of: the offensive unit, a young and improving front seven of the defense, and more specifically on defense, their secondary.When a person begins to analyze the Colts offense, mostly strengths come to mind. Last year the Colts had the most vaunted passing game with Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison leading the charge. Manning passed for over 4,000 yards for the fifth straight year, and threw 49 touchdown passes, surpassing the previous record of 48 touchdown passes held by Dan Marino. Another major strength for the offense is the spectacular play of running back Edgerrin James who seems to be fully recovered from a recent knee surgery with 1600 yards plus in 2004. A few other strengths to note: Reggie Wayne, wide receiver, is coming off a career year, tight end Dallas Clark, and most of the offensive line is still intact. Although there are mostly strengths to talk about on offense, there are a few underlying weaknesses that should be addressed. The offensive line of the Colts lost a veteran guard/tackle to free agency in Rick DeMulling. DeMulling was the compliment to left all-pro tackle Tarik Glenn and could arguably been a very key loss. Along with losing DeMulling, the third wide receiver, Brandon Stokley, was injured in the preseason with an almost season-ending injury. The final otherwise less stand out weakness that could be drawn from this offense is the injury-prone running back Dominick Rhodes. When healthy, Rhodes is a big contributor in the running game, but he missed most of the 2004 season with a shoulder injury, and has already been injured this season. Everything withstanding, the Colts offense should post impressive numbers in 2005.The defense of the Indianapolis Colts has not received near the attention as that of the offense, nor puts up effective numbers. .The strengths of the front seven are obvious. All-pro defensive lineman Dwight Freeney, who has led the Colts in sacks the past three seasons. Also third...

Find Another Essay On The 2005 Indianapolis Colts

An Evaluation of Peyton Manning Essay

1147 words - 5 pages in the NFL, he has acquired many fans that have an optimal level of respect for him. When Peyton Manning was released from the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 he then became a Denver Bronco. Although, he was not part of the Indianapolis Colts team any longer he still receives much appreciation from his old fans. Chris Greenburg reports, “Making his First appearance in Lucas Oil Stadium as a visitor after fourteen seasons starring for the home team in

NFL History Essay

2109 words - 9 pages 1925. The Portsmouth Spartans joined in 1930. The Spartans relocated to Detroit in 1934 and became the Detroit Lions. The Indianapolis Colts also trace their roots back to a founding member of the APFA, the Dayton Triangles, but are considered a separate franchise from the Triangles and was founded in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts. The first championships were awarded to the team with the best win-loss record. This caused confusion as to whom the

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

1845 words - 8 pages first two goals had been realized. In the 2006 season the bears had a chance to complete the last goal. They entered Super Bowl XLI. They were going to play the Indianapolis Colts. On the opening kickoff, Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. But in the end, the Colts pulled out on top with a 29-17 victory.(History by the Decade) In 2009, the Bears signed quarterback Jay Cutler. He is still playing there today and from 2009 till

Paying Student Athletes

1665 words - 7 pages again he would have to go through a long process; He would go on to resign from Ohio State and work for the Indianapolis Colts. (Murschel) Pryor and the other four players were all handed lengthy suspensions into the next season, but Pryor decided to forgo his senior Knudson 6 Season and enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. This connects to my argument because the situation cost a kid an education and his Senior football season, all because he sold his

NCAA Probhits from Student- Athletes

1584 words - 6 pages he would have to go through a long process; He would go on to resign from Ohio State and work for the Indianapolis Colts. (Murschel) Pryor and the other four players were all handed lengthy suspensions into the next season, but Pryor decided to forgo his senior Knudson 6 season and enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. This connects to my argument because the situation cost a kid an education and his Senior football season, all because he sold his

Economics, Politics, Incentives and Disadvantages of a City Hosting a Professional Sports Team

1815 words - 8 pages (Danielson). Even when cities host a professional sports teams for many years, the team may up and leave due to profits decreasing and the team’s owner desires to move elsewhere, which is evident in the Baltimore Colts moving to Indianapolis and becoming the Indianapolis Colts, the Boston Braves moving to Atlanta and becoming the Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Athletics moving to Oakland to become the Oakland Athletics. This is just a short

Castleton Mall Analysis

659 words - 3 pages Castleton Mall is the largest mall in Indiana with four major department stores and 130 specialty stores. It is located in the Northern Indianapolis metro area encompassing the “affluent” communities of Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville.1 In the area surrounding the mall, there are five groups of housing developments averaging from $120K to $180K. There are also nine different apartment complexes in the local area. The area population is about

The Town and the City by Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack

861 words - 4 pages already married his third wife Stella Sampas in 1966. During one of his rampages at a local bar he was beaten by some of the other drunken customers and a few days later he died while watching television from internal hemorrhaging in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of 47.(Weinreich) Kerouac was buried at Edson Commentary, his hometown, and is honored with a Doctor of Letters degree from his University Lowell. Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts owner

The Culture of Sports

2154 words - 9 pages a story about their survival of Hurricane Katrina, causing them to band together as not only Saints fans, but as a support system composed of people from all different backgrounds who had just been through the same traumatic experience. Making it through the playoffs unscathed, the city of New Orleans got what they deserved. The Saints won the Super bowl, beating the Indianapolis Colts by a score of thirty-one to seven. Following the win, the

Patton vs Rommel

2022 words - 8 pages supporters of the Indianapolis Colts, where Manning spent most of his professional career, have a large amount of respect for Tom Brady. However, no fan of these two clubs would even consider a trade between the quarterbacks. That is why I will analyze, contrast, and compare the characteristics of the two main field generals of World War II. Thus, I want to figure out why the Allies would never let George Patton go, while try to discover what made the

Are Athletes Overpaid?

1054 words - 4 pages your team seems like a smart idea, but millions of dollars to have bragging rights for a year doesn't look that smart at all. And for the teams who never get those bragging rights, it's seems very incompetent (i.e. Rangers)There are athletes who, although rare, are more interested in the game than money. One such athlete is Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. In his junior year a Tennessee, he was projected to go in the first round if

Similar Essays

Peyton Manning Vs Tom Brady Essay

2432 words - 10 pages interceptions ("Tom Brady"). After looking at the number, does a not so stellar college career take Tom Brady out of the running as the greatest quarterback of his generation? Manning has more than fourteen and a half NFL seasons under his belt at the moment, thirteen of which were played on one team; Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. This is an individual that has played the game of professional football for almost two decades at an

Professional Sports Teams Move Cities Fight To Keep Them

1034 words - 4 pages royalties. The Colts left Baltimore in the middle of the night, without even the slightest clue that they were moving. Author William Gildea said, “I went to sleep one night and when I woke up my boyhood team was gone” (Gildea 269). The Colts left Baltimore to play in Indianapolis, where they haven’t had a championship season since they left.      Ironically, the Cleveland Browns of the NFL who were a playoff caliber team

Woody Paige: A Football Fanatic Essay

999 words - 4 pages to the Indianapolis Colts in which he said the team “looked like barnyard chickens being chased by a hatchet” (Plenty of Blame). Despite his often biased view, Paige does a great job of providing a comprehendible analysis of the most recent game or incident. The reader can often tell the tone of the article just by reading the title, which helps provide some clarity early on. In “Plenty of blame to go around in Broncos’ loss to Colts” the reader

"Peyton Manning" Essay

788 words - 4 pages Peyton, the number one overall NFL draft pick, became the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton’s father was born in Sunflower County near Drew, Mississippi. His mother grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi. His father, Archie, played football for Ole Miss and Peyton’s mother was the homecoming queen there. In 2001 Peyton married Ashley Thompson and went on to have twins, Marshall and Mosley. Peyton and Ashley are private people