As if an 0-12 record wasn’t bad enough, the continue to be hampered by injuries in 2011. The team has already played the whole season with quarterback . They seem to lose more and more players every week and this week is no different.
In the loss to the Patriots on December 4, Indianapolis remaining. left the game early with a knee injury and left the game with an arm injury. Angerer is after missing the game and Powers is the best cornerback on the roster.
The defense lost and to season ending injuries very early in the season. has been a key on the defensive line and has been missed since he suffered a gruesome injury early in the season. Rookie defensive tackle has missed a large portion of the season with a back injury. In a year where the play of the defense has been very inconsistent, these players make up the most consistent players at their positions on the roster.
While it can be argued that the team has been lucky enough to have healthy seasons from both and , they can’t do everything by themselves. Defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was recently fired and replaced with linebackers coach Mike Murphy. This change is unlikely to have a major impact for the rest of this season but was more made as a statement. As bad as Coyer had done, the injuries the team has suffered has made the job even more difficult this season.
At this point in the season fans are ready to finish the last four games and move on. A winless record doesn’t make anyone happy and Colt fans have had about enough. The injuries will allow the team to get a look at more players that could play a role in the future of the organization. As a fan, I can only hope that everyone injured can rehab and return for a much better season in 2012.
Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.
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