The boys in Blue will be back in Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday night as they host the Cincinnati Bengals for their final preseason game and there are already some changes to the starting roster that could give the Colts’ a defensive boost. In a trade that happened earlier in the week the Colts acquired CB Vontae Davis from the Miami Dolphins. Davis will hopefully be the Ying to start opposite CB Jerraud Powers’ Yang.
Vontase Davis, who was drafted 25th overall by the Miami Dolphins in 2009, has had his fair share of issues that have affected his relationship with his former team. For instance, he has been reported as showing up to practice late, hung over and out of shape. Davis’ seems to look at the trade to the Colts as a new lease on his career. He was reported by the Associated Press as saying, “My biggest thing is working hard as an Indianapolis Colt and try to do the best I can as a player to help my team win.”
Overall in his young career, Davis has completed 150 tackles with 39 of those completed last year despite his troubled season with the Dolphins. As we fast forward to Thursday’s game against the Bengals, a cornerback like Vontae Davis will be just what the defense needs to solidify a strong presence on the field after a series of cuts and injuries including Robert Mathis (shoulder injury), Jerraud Powers (knee but is fine) and Austin Collie who has had a stream of concussions. Following a two game loosing streak in the preseason against the Steelers and the Redskins, the Colts will be looking for a win at home to catapult them into the regular season. Though preseason games do not count towards overall record, these games help teammates to form a rhythm and synchronization on the field. Hopefully, Davis can find his stride with the Colts Thursday evening. On a side note: It’ll be a sunny 90 degrees in Indy on Thursday, so the roof will be open in Lucas Oil. Welcome Vontae, she’s a beauty!