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Colts Defense: More Playing Time For Bullitt?

Published by Kyle Winslow on July 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Could Safety Melvin Bullitt be used in Nickel Situations?

In the Tony Dungy era the Indianapolis Colts' modus operandi was to always put the best players on the field, and over the years this has resulted in a number of rookies and undrafted free-agents winning starting positions, seemingly out of the blue, in training camp.  With Bob Sanders battling injuries for much of the 2008 season, another undrafted free-agent was given the chance to shine, and he took advantage.

Melvin Bullitt started nine games last season, becoming an integral part of a defensive backfield that gave up the fewest passing touchdowns ever in a 16 game NFL season.  He displayed a propensity for being around the ball, and led the team with four interceptions.  Bill Polian summed up Bullitt’s abilities last season after his week two performance against the Minnesota Vikings.

"Whenever Melvin Bullitt is in the game, he shows up.  That's all you ...

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