Being a new fan, remember some of the caliber of RB the Colts have had: Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James. A trade for Trent Richardson was a disaster, but he was an early draft pick by Browns and projected to be a top flight RB. Nothing against Mack as he’ll be the starter, but fans get excited at the mere mention of Zeke (and Laveon Bell) as we’ve seen top backs on the roster almost routinely.
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. My approach to building a team is to draft well, develop players and retain them. I don't like to sign or trade for other teams' star players, especially running backs. JMO
What would you like to give up for Zeke? If you're willing to give up a high draft pick, why not just draft a top RB? Many fans don't seem to want to use draft capital on RB in the draft. Why give up draft picks for a RB with wear and tear when you could have drafted someone out of college?
This is getting to be the trend. The Bears didn’t play a lot of starters in the preseason last year and it worked out for them. Reich is doing it this year.
Use the preseason to evaluate your new guys and don’t risk your starters outside of practice.
New poster here. So I became a Colts fan recently because of Mack (alma mater). I watched every game last year and even went to the Jags game in Jax (ugh).
I have been a lurker here and it seems like he is very underappreciated on this board. Is this mentality for the colts fan base overall?
Btw it seems like a lot of you guys are forgetting when Mack and Elliott went head to head...