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Indianapolis Colts Under the Radar: Changes at Linebacker

Published by on July 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts report to training camp in a matter of days, and soon we will get our first glimpse of the new regime. With coaching changes and the departure of first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Marvin Harrison captivating all the offseason headlines, some important storylines have flown under the media radar.

Despite the attention to the new leadership, the team's overhaul of its linebacking corps could have the most impact on their success this season.

The Colts' well documented struggles in run defense last season were blamed primarily on the loss of their top two defensive tackles at the beginning of the 2008 campaign, but the linebackers were also inconsistent, particularly after middle linebacker Gary Brackett went down with an injury. 

The team has made significant changes to the unit in the offseason; competitions for starting roles and general performance of the unit as a whole will definitely be an area to watch during training camp.

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