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New Colts Could Keep Defenses Off Balance

Published by on August 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Two of the Indianapolis Colts' predicted training camp battles are turning out to not be battles at all.

The competition that has garnered the most offseason attention is the battle for the third wide receiver spot that opened up with the release of Marvin Harrison.  Before camp, it was widely assumed that the position would be won by either second-year player Pierre Garcon or fourth-round draft pick Austin Collie.  Now it appears that the third wide-receiver has been won by both players.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Peyton Manning said that Collie is practicing exclusively in the slot and Garcon is strictly playing on the outside.

"He [Austin Collie] can run," Manning said. "He can really run. He is working the slot only. We haven't had anyone since Brandon Stokely to work the slot only. That's all he practiced. He doesn't have to worry about anything but the slot."

Manning also expressed his confidence in Garc...

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