The Indianapolis Colts will be able to enjoy some depth at the defensive line in 2014, something that they could not say in years past. With training camp just two days away, many Colts fans will be able to watch a new unit try to mesh together, and come out as one of the most improved units for the Colts.
In the offseason the Colts acquired Art Jones, a 6’3″ 337 pound monster from the Baltimore Ravens. Jones is expected to anchor the defensive line, and shore up the run defense that was non-existent last season. Nothing more notably than the horrific playoff loss to the hated New England Patriots. Jones had four sacks, five stuffs, and 53 tackles last season, and could have a bigger impact for the Colts this year.
Behind Jones will be Josh Chapman, whom a season ago showed in brief flashes he could become a solid nose tackle. This season Chapman will have to show he can play every down.
The full rotation this season will be a mix of Jones, Chapman, Cory Redding, Ricky Jean Francois, and Montori Hughes. This unit will allow Greg Manusky to rotate his players, so that late in games he can have as fresh as legs possible out on the field. Proving the Colts with potentially their best unit in years.