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Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:19 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Indianapolis Colts' defense took another hit to the secondary on Tuesday when the news broke that safety Melvin Bullitt would miss the remainder of the year with a broken bone in his shoulder.

Bullitt will undergo surgery sometime in the next two weeks and then will be placed on injured reserve, according to his agent, Leonard Roth.

“Worst possible news," Roth said in an email to The Indianapolis Star . "He will be operated on in the next two weeks to repair it and get ready to go next year. He has worked very hard and (is) heartbroken over this development."

This is a pretty major blow to a Colts D that has struggled this year (24th overall in average yards allowed, 23rd in average points) with the early season loss of Bob Sanders (who Bullitt was actually replacing at safety).

DaJuan Morgan was signed earlier in the month for backup, and he's the likely guy to fill Bullitt's shoes in the secondary. Interestingly, Morgan was cut by the Chiefs earlier this season, and that's who the Colts play next.

So Morgan will at least be a little prepared for his first opponent as the starter -- but the Chiefs, who have been prepping for the Colts while on their bye week, will be especially prepared for part of the Colts' secondary, and you can guarantee that they'll look to exploit Morgan's inexperience as a starter this week.

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Since: Aug 14, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2010 6:48 am
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

when r the colts gonna start building the defense AFTER MANNING LEAVES??smh we could of had more then 1 SB under manning.



Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:58 am
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

This is going to be a good Sunday for my Chiefs. Colts have no running game and can't stop the run. These two weaknesses are the Chiefs strengths. Our defensive backs are young, fast, and improving on a fast pace. With an improved Chiefs passing game installed (week 3) the Chiefs will prevail. The Colts will be favored because the media still don't believe the Chiefs are for real. That's the way we like it here in KC.

Sunday = Chiefs 4-0 record
GO Chiefs!



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:35 pm
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

Colts are going to break records for the amount of points given up in a single season, this year. 




Since: Aug 14, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:46 am
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

Us true colts fans have known for a long time that our defense sucks...This is not a surprise, my question is why havent we draft defensive players in the past.  Yes we went after defensive line the last yr but I'm saying prior to that we needed and still need defensive players.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:37 am
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

No cap hit this year for Sanders. No cap. If Colts wanted to drop him this was the year, before he got hurt.

And yes, Colts need to draft heavy for defense and maybe an o-lineman.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

It looks like the Colts will have to spend their entire draft on defense next year.  Bob Sanders will get cut, which should have already happened if not for the cap hit.  I hope they can draft people who know how to tackle, because I can tackle better than half of the team.  This will be another wasted year for the Colts because of that sad ass defense.  As soon as Peyton Manning retires, we're going back to the 1 and 2 win seasons.  I'm sure everyone noticed the huge drop in attendance the Pacers had after Reggie Miller retired.  Just wait until Peyton hangs them up.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:07 pm
 

Colts lose safety Melvin Bullitt for the year

Well we all knew Sanders was going donw before the season even started.  But this is bad news for a defense that's already struggling.




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