Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Rob Morris-Classic Colt

I realize that the resigning of Rob Morris isn't earth shattering, but it's still somewhat gratifying. Certain players over the years have become 'Classic Colts' in Indianapolis. Usually, these guys are not huge stars. Peyton, Marvin, Edge, Glenn, Wayne don't qualify. They are great players. We love them (and dedicated this blog to two of them). But when we talk about classic Colts we mean guys that are solid players with the club for many years.
Rob Morris has managed to redeem his career from being a bust to being a solid guy who did what was need. He's in the mold of a Jason Belser or Jimmy Harbaugh. The Colts never used to have superstars (apart from Dickerson and Faulk), but they always had a player or two who hung around for awhile and the crowd pulled for. Rob Morris has entered that category.
After resigning on the cheap a couple of years ago and becoming a solid special teams player, he stepped in to help stabilize the team after the crippling performance of one of the worst Colts of all time...Gilbert Gardner. We here at 18 to 88 are pleased to welcome Morris back for a few more years of special teams gunning and filling in the gaps.

1 comment:

Demond Sanders said...

It is going to be very interesting to see where Polian goes with the Linebacker situation on this team (As well as DT). I'm not sure if is realistic to expect a 32-year old Rob Morris to start for 16 games and still maintain the leel of effectiveness he showed in the stretch run this past year. The biggest question is who will take over as the all-important Weakside LB in Cato June's absence. (I think we are going to see Freeney given the big money and a result most of the Colts major UFAs will walk.) Will Freddie Keiaho be a factor?