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Indianapolis Colts: Shotgun Wedding

Published by on August 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts’ first-round draft pick Donald Brown has been impressive so far in the preseason, but incumbent Joseph Addai is still going to be the starter at running back. 

Both players are talented, and both players offer different advantages when they are on the field. But is there a possibility of the Colts using a formation that unites the two of them on the field?

The Colts are generally a single-back offense, and only use a fullback in goal-line situations. But they do use a two-back shotgun formation frequently on obvious passing downs and hurry-up situations. 

Last season, tight end Dallas Clark moved into the backfield anytime the Colts used this formation, and whatever the running back was in the game at the time (Joseph Addai or Dominic Rhodes) lined up on the opposite side of quarterback Peyton Manning. 

This allowed the Colts to have all of their best receiving options in the game at once instead of rep...

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