The Indianapolis Colts will go into the season with a player who has 12 career games under his belt, and one who is entering his eighth year in the league. A vast difference at the safety spot, but the Colts are hoping the combination can work.
Delano Howell will get the chance to start, after Antoine Bethea left during free agency, and LaRon Landy is entering his second year with the Colts.
The story-line here is that both need to perform. Landry had a disappointing year last year, after being brought in on a four year, $24 million dollar contract. And Howell, is entering his third season in the league, and has just 12 games under his belt.
Landry is capable of being a Pro Bowl player, one appearance in 2012. He needs to get back to that level, and also be a mentor to young Howell.
Their chemistry will need to be worked on during camp, as Landry chose not to attend Colts offseason work outs besides the mandatory mini-camp last month, because he prefers to work out on his own. No surprise there as the man is a machine in the weight room.
Howell will need to come into the season with a mindset that he is no longer a young player, and that he is meant for this starting role. Something Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson believe he is.
Training camp will be interesting for the two, as the Colts will figure who is ready to step up.