Tag:marcus pollard
Posted on: July 14, 2008 2:36 pm

Rounding out the All-Time Colts Defense (LB)

ok, well for TE/FB we have 4 players with 1 vote each, John Mackey, Joe Perry, Marcus Pollard, and Ken Dilger.

John Mackey:  9 seasons with the Colts, 5126 recieving yards, 320 receptions, 38 TD's, #7 all time colts reciever based on total yardage (top for a TE), 5 time Probowler, Hall of Famer

Joe Perry:  2 seasons with the Colts, meaning that despite being in the HOF, 1034 rushing yards with the colts aren't going to cut it.

Marcus Pollard:  10 seasons with the Colts, 3391 recieving yards, 263 receptions, 35 TD's, #12 all time colts reciever based on yardage

Ken Dilger:  7 seasons with the Colts, 3181 recieving yards, 261 receptions, 18 TD's, #13 all time colts reciever based on yardage, 1 time probowler

obviously john mackey is the top choice, but it really is a hard, hard call between pollard and dilger.  basically it comes down to what i am valuing "statistically" more - averages or overall numbers.  based on a per season average, dilger would win (454.4 yards per season (yps) to 339.1 yps, 37.28 receptions per season (rps) to 26.3 rps, but would still lose TD's, 3.5 to 2.6).  however, i immediately excluded hall of famer joe perry because of his small amount of seasons with the colts...so i have a dillemma.

in the end, i decided that since their total numbers were almost identical (other than TD's, which IMO is balanced out with dilger's pro bowl appearance), and the fact that dilger's per season averages were about 100 yards and 10 receptions better than pollards (and less than 1 TD less), but mostly because i feel that he was the supperior blocker of the two TE's, i choose ken dilger as the second TE.

therefore, the winners are John Mackey and Ken Dilger!

this week, it's time to round out the defense and pick the LB's.  choose 3, regardless of their position (ie. it would be ok to have 3 ILB's chosen if you want to.  just so long as they play any sort of LB)

just for referrence, since i am such a nice guy:  www.pro-football-reference.com/team
, and www.profootballhof.com/hof/teams.ht

happy voting!

RULES: The way it works is that every Monday, we will vote for the Greatest Colts player at a certain position. The following Monday, I will tally the votes and mark the winner(s) on the below list. In the event of a tie, I will break it using my own humble opinion, because this is my blog and I make the rules haha. Rate players based only on their time with the Colts. For instance, when voting for RB, ignore Marshall Faulk's years in St. Louis, or Edgerrin James's time in Arizona. Feel free/encouraged to look all the way back to the Baltimore Colts. Debate is also encouraged, and if you are changing you vote later in the week, be sure to note this.

All Time Colts Team:
QB -
RB -
WR - Marvin Harrison
WR - Raymond Barry
TE - John Mackey
TE/FB - Ken Dilger

RT - Jim Parker
RG - Alex Sandusky
C - Ray Donaldson
LG - Robert Pratt
LT - Tarik Glenn

DE - Dwight Freeney
DT - Art Donovan
DT - Tony Siragusa
DE - Gino Marchetti
OLB - ?
MLB - ?
OLB - ?

CB - Eugene Daniel
CB - Bobby Boyd
S - Bob Sanders
S - Rick Volk

K - Mike Vanderjagt
P - Rohn Stark
KR - Clarence Verdin

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