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Colts safety Melvin Bullitt will miss the rest of the season

The sagging Colts defense just took another major hit.

Safety Melvin Bullitt will miss the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his shoulder, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.   Bullitt was Bob Sanders’ replacement in the starting lineup and a special teams captain.

Replacing Sanders has turned into a full-time role the last few years.  Bullitt has started 15 out of the last 18 games he’s played, with 25 starts since 2005. 

The Colts’ pass defense has been uncharacteristically leaky this year; only four teams are giving up more yards-per-attempt through the air.  The Colts finished in the top ten in that category the last two years. 

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14 Responses to “Colts safety Melvin Bullitt will miss the rest of the season”
  1. perm says: Oct 5, 2010 9:31 AM

    This hurts… bad. Although oddly enough, Bullitt wasn’t playing nearly as well this season as he did the last two.
    It’s going to be a long season when you actually look forward to Bob Sanders return to bring some stability to the position…

  2. jj jones says: Oct 5, 2010 9:37 AM

    Jim Caldwell better be enjoying his final year as an NFL head coach. Does any coach look more clueless on the sideline?

  3. clintcooper says: Oct 5, 2010 9:40 AM

    It seems like both the Saints and Colts are having a lot of injury problems this year.

  4. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 5, 2010 9:40 AM

    I am sorry to hear that. I am no colts fan but I liked the way Bullitt played. He covered well and made plays on the ball well. (In the games I saw, I did not watch all the Colts games so someone may correct me there.)

  5. Lott42 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:51 AM

    thats bad nes for him, but good news for the Patriots.

  6. Jeaaff Jeaaff Jeaaff says: Oct 5, 2010 10:17 AM

    @ Lott 42
    It has nothing to do with the Patriots. The Colts have never stopped the Pats offense, they just outscore them and win games. You’re an idiot

  7. Jeaaff Jeaaff Jeaaff says: Oct 5, 2010 10:22 AM

    And the reason the Colts have had a top 10 pass defense the last 2 years is because teams just run all over them. This year opponents have learned they can throw all over them as well. Everyone blamed Tim Jennings for all the coverages woes (and rightfully so, hes beyond god-awful) but were seeing the same soft coverage with the rest of the corners this year too. Its absolutely pathetic. How Larry Coyer and “Coach” Caldwell have jobs is beyond me…

  8. Belichick Is God says: Oct 5, 2010 10:32 AM

    Karma bites the quitting cowards. They are not the Colts, they are the Geldings.

  9. 8man says: Oct 5, 2010 10:46 AM

    How coincidental that both players, Bullitt and Faulk, involved in the most controversial play of last year’s Colt-Patriots tilt are both on the IR.
    I’d rather they both be healthy.

  10. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 5, 2010 10:49 AM

    I wouldnt want to play safety for the Colts. The position is cursed.

  11. grr215 says: Oct 5, 2010 11:21 AM

    jj jones says:
    October 5, 2010 9:37 AM
    Jim Caldwell better be enjoying his final year as an NFL head coach. Does any coach look more clueless on the sideline?
    ___________________________________
    Yes, Andy Reid does look more clueless

  12. mama tried says: Oct 5, 2010 1:28 PM

    jj jones says:
    October 5, 2010 9:37 AM
    Jim Caldwell better be enjoying his final year as an NFL head coach. Does any coach look more clueless on the sideline?
    ____________________ _______________
    Yes, Andy Reid does look more clueless
    ———————————–
    Andy wants to take all 3 timeouts for the first half against SF right now!!

  13. raiderswinsuperbowl_in_2020maybe says: Oct 5, 2010 3:09 PM

    Calling Michael Lewis anyone (Polian)

  14. thehouserules says: Oct 6, 2010 10:01 AM

    @jeaaff Perhaps you’re forgetting that Bullitt is the one who stopped the Pats on 4th and 2 last year.

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