The Indianapolis Colts will head into the 2014 season without long-time starter Antoine Bethea, who signed with the San Franscisco 49ers in the offseason.
Entering training camp the starter was believe to become Delano Howell, a man who has just one start in his young career. But for now, the position seems to be still wide open. Colt’s defense coordinator Greg Manusky had this to say yesterday on the battle for safety ““I think all are in the same battle. It’s hard to just say that after one game this guy is the starter. You want the body work of going through training camp and that’s why at the end of training camp we will announce the starters.”
Laron Landry will just have to wait to find out who will be starting next to him come the season opener against the Denver Broncos. For now though the battle is almost four players deep as Colt Anderson took reps with the first team defense over the weekend. Howell, Mike Adams, and Sergio Brown as also in the mix as well.
For a team that has Super Bowl aspirations, solidifying the safety spot will be a huge factor in the teams success as the playoffs role around, especially when Tom Brady or Peyton Manning are the quarterbacks you will most likely be playing against to get to the big game.