Ed Thompson's Colts Blog: 7/10

Scout NFL Writer and ColtPower Publisher Ed Thompson walks through Indy's personnel losses, sharing his thoughts on their impact on the upcoming season. Check out what he had to say, and then talk to him about it in our new blog format!

I was looking over the players who were on the Super Bowl roster that are not going to be in the Colts' training camp this year, and I've got to tell you, none of the names had me in a panic as a major hit to the team's chances to repeat. Only a couple arouse minor concern:

CB Jason David: Now a Saint, I really liked David's scrappy style of play. But Kelvin Hayden will bring some more pop to the position, and as he showed with his interception that wrapped up the Colts' Super Bowl win, he has the ability to make plays in big games.

CB Nick Harper: Over the past couple of seasons, Harper provided stability and consistency when he was fully healthy. But Marlin Jackson has shown that he not only has the talent level to play corner and safety, he's a bit more physical than Harper and has a little more quickness that should allow him to get the break on some balls that Harper may have been a step away from picking off this season.

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S Mike Doss: It's a shame Doss saved his best work for a season where he started off on the sideline, replaced by rookie Antoine Bethea and then tears up his ACL. He would have provided a good camp battle this year, but with Matt Giordano showing good progress, he'll certainly be able to fill Doss' shoes at minimum...

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