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Indianapolis Colts Betting Tips – The Time for Rebuilding has Begun in Indianpolis

Posted by Tony Bryant on 6/28/2012 4:54:19 PM

It was an eventful off-season for the NFL, and it was especially eventful in Indianapolis. The online sportsbooks watched as the Colts made some significant changes designed to make the team better in the future. The problem is that the changes that were made are definitely not going to help the Colts win in 2012. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck will be given the reigns to a team that is in transition and he will have to rely on his coaches and his veteran teammates to make the transition smooth. The problem is that there are not many veteran teammates left in Indianapolis.

Head Coach: Chuck Pagano
Offensive Coordinator: Bruce Arians
Defensive Coordinator: Greg Manusky
Owner: Jim Irsay
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Capacity: 63,000
Super Bowl Wins: 2

Offense

The betting online experts did not see much left of the Indianapolis Colts offense by the time the NFL draft was over. It has been a few years since standout wide receiver Marvin Harrison left the team, but that was just one player. In this offseason, the Colts allowed almost all of its veterans to leave including wide receiver Pierre Garcon, tight end Dallas Clark, running back Joseph Addai and center Jeff Saturday. The only veteran of note left in the Colts' offense is wide receiver Reggie Wayne. That means that rookie quarterback Andrew Luck will be growing and developing with an offense that has no identity and not a whole lot of experience. This will be a far cry from the days when Peyton Manning was throwing the ball in record-setting fashion.

Grade: D

Defense

There are some notable names on the Colts' defense that will answer the bell when the 2012 season starts. Some of the more notable returning veterans include defensive back Antoine Bethea, defensive end Dwight Freeney, defensive end Robert Mathis and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney. But the Colts have also gutted its linebacker corps and there isn't a linebacker on the roster who has more than three years of NFL experience. The Colts have managed to take a defensive unit that was already struggling and make it even weaker. This is not the kinds of moves the team wanted to make in conjunction with the offensive overhaul that is going on.

Grade: C-

Special Teams

The sports betting fans in Indianapolis will need something to cheer for, and about the only thing that they will be able to really rely on is place kicker Adam Vinatieri. With so many rookies coming into the Colts' camp, it is difficult to see how the Colts will be able to put any kind of quality kick coverage teams on the field. Special teams is going to be part of the Colts' growing process as well.

Grade: B -

Prediction

Andrew Luck is a confident kid with a rifle arm. It is now the job of the Indianapolis Colts' management to surround Luck with players that he can develop with and mold into a winning team. Unfortunately for Colts' fans, the process of rebuilding the Colts franchise back into a winner is going to take time. With veteran offensive linemen like Jeff Saturday gone, the Colts hope that the rebuilding process does not cost the team its new, prized quarterback.

Projected Record: 3-13 (Fourth Place; AFC South)

2012 Schedule

Week 1 – at Chicago (1:00 PM ET)
Week 2 – vs. Minnesota (1:00 PM ET)
Week 3 – vs. Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET)
Week 4 – BYE WEEK
Week 5 – vs. Green Bay (1:00 PM ET)
Week 6 – at New York Jets (1:00 PM ET)
Week 7 – vs. Cleveland Browns (1:00 PM ET)
Week 8 – at Tennessee (1:00 PM ET)
Week 9 – vs. Miami (1:00 PM ET)
Week 10 – at Jacksonville (THURSDAY, 8:20 PM ET)
Week 11 – at New England (1:00 PM ET)
Week 12 – vs. Buffalo (1:00 PM ET)
Week 13 – at Detroit (1:00 PM ET)
Week 14 – vs. Tennessee (1:00 PM ET)
Week 15 – at Houston (1:00 PM ET)
Week 16 – at Kansas City (1:00 PM ET)
Week 17 – vs. Houston (1:00 PM ET)


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