Colts back on the Rhodes wagon!


So after averaging 3.5 yards a carry and a league worse 79 yards/gm rushing, the Colts have decided to bring Dominic Rhodes back for another try. I think this is a good move considering we have no run game. Do I think he is going to make a drastic difference??? NO! But what he will do is give the offense a boost of confidence and a change of speed.

If you look at Rhodes stats, his best year was in 2001, which was the only year he went over 1000 yards. Yeah….I know he has always shared carries with someone else, so you have to take that into account. However, I don’t think that his rushing is what is going to help. Rhodes is a pretty good receiver! If you look at the RBs from the past that Peyton has played with you will see that they all know how to catch, which is huge for him. Being able to throw to his receivers is a big part of Peytons game and right now he just isn’t confident enough to do that!

Rhodes is going to bring some experience to a young backfield of the Colts and probably just enough to get them a little more production in the running game. That will allow Peyton more options early in the game and allow us to use some clock later in match-ups. Overall, this is a good move for the Colts, on the other hand, it probably couldn’t get any worse right now.

On a side note, it looks like Bob Sanders is being put on IR. I personally think there should be some movement done here, but in reality who is going to take him now?

So do you think Rhodes will make an instant impact? Will there be any improvement? What should the Colts do with Bob Sanders?

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