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Colts moving Robert Mathis, which could help sack total

Joe Flacco, Robert Mathis AP

During their switch to a 3-4 defense, the Colts committed to Robert Mathis by giving him a four-year, $36 million contract.

Now they’re committed to putting him in position to make more plays.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have moved Mathis to the weak outside linebacker spot, where he should get more rush opportunities.

Last year, they stationed Dwight Freeney there, and he had 5.0 sacks to Mathis’ 8.0, though Mathis dealt with far more chip blocks and tight ends on the strong side.

The Colts are using free agent acquisition Erik Walden on the strong side, and teaching rookie Bjoern Werner both spots. During offseason workouts, defensive coordinator Greg Manusky often used all three on the field at the same time.

Making Mathis work harder for his sacks was a consequence of working around Freeney last year, and using Mathis on the weakside should give him a chance to make much more of an impact.

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7 Responses to “Colts moving Robert Mathis, which could help sack total”
  1. peytonsneckl8 says: Jun 17, 2013 10:22 AM

    What a waste of a contract! HTTR

  2. gliebhard says: Jun 17, 2013 10:37 AM

    You Redskins “fans” disgust me and a disgrace. Let God continue to punish that so called “franchise” with many more losing seasons.

  3. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 17, 2013 10:52 AM

    The Colts are by far and away the classiest, most well organized, best run…..insert rest of logical voices BS but change redskins to Colts for the remainder of my rant…….:)

  4. conbro8 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:02 AM

    To this day I do not understand the rivalry between Indianapolis and Washington. It seems to have materialized overnight about a year and a half ago. Funny how its always a Redskins fan trolling a Colts story and not the other way around.

  5. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Jun 17, 2013 11:22 AM

    I wonder if this means that Werner wasn’t as impressive as he should have been in rushing the passer during OTAs.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:14 PM

    they could maybe want to put werner as a DE on the line also, but im sure they will rotate werner on both OLB positions, keep guys fresh , and btw, redskins trolls, nice try, i like how u tried to steal my name

  7. talknfootball says: Jun 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    I know that the normal cry is HTTR, but HTRR fits them better. They’re not just acting like Rednecks, but ridiculous ones.

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