Colts Buzz: 8/16

Rob Morris is back and ready to make a difference at strongside linebacker ... Raheem Brock is looking around and realizing he needs to step up ... Key for backup running backs is to think like starters!

Rob Morris was quick to re-sign with the Colts so he'd have the whole offseason to get better acclimated to his new role. Late last season Morris - who previously had seen little playing time because of his lack of speed - was placed at strongside linebacker to solidify a struggling run defense. His veteran leadership and performance on the field did not go unnoticed by coaches and it seems they want him to pick up right where he left off. Check out this feature and get a full update on how he's feeling going into a new season!

Colts quarterbacks have been receiving some extra help from former Bills quarterback Frank Reich during training camp this year. Reich was in Buffalo when Bill Polian was the Bills' general manager and despite only being a backup, he left quite an impression on his GM. Polian offered him a standing offer to come coach if Reich ever so desired and this year he finally took him up on it. Click here and see how it's been a learning experience for not only the Colts' quarterbacks, but Reich as well!

RB DeDe Dorsey
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Going into training camp the position of assisting Joseph Addai with the running load was completely up for grabs. Now after 3 1/2 weeks of camp and one preseason game...nothing's changed. The position is still wide open thus far, as neither DeDe Dorsey, Kenton Keith, nor Clifton Dawson has really differentiated themselves from the other two. Dorsey would appear to be the front-runner because he has a year of experience with the team, but he needs to make some adjustments before the Colts will be comfortable giving him the ball in the regular season. Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star says the backs need to "think like starters." Find out exactly what he means and see what the backs are doing to try and stand out in this feature!

With the loss of Anthony McFarland the defensive line lost more than a good tackle, they lost a leader. McFarland's veteran leadership helped solidify a DT corps that was constantly being changed around. Now that responsibility falls on the shoulders of Raheem Brock. In his sixth year Brock is not old (even by NFL standards), but he welcomes the new role as the eldest DT on the team. How's he adjusting to his new responsibilities? Click here and find out!


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