Colts: Gary Brackett Are a Good Pair

charles kellettContributor IMarch 6, 2010

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 05:  Linebacker Gary Bracket #58 and defensive end Robert Mathis #98 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate in the end zone after Bracket's 68 yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans on October 5, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  The Colts won 31-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Indianapolis Colts have signed LB-Gary Brackett.  Brackett has played 2003-09 with the Colts, starting for the last five seasons. The defensive team captain joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent and has totaled 674 tackles, eleven interceptions, five forced fumbles and three recovered fumbles. He has at least 100 tackles in each of the past five years, including a career-best 149 in 2007. He had 115 tackles in 2009.

This was a smart move for the Colts.  It is so like the Colts to take an undrafted free agent and make him the captain of the ship.  He runs the D on the field.  Thank God he's back.

He may be undersized, as the rest of the defense is, but he has a very good head for what is happening, and his reaction time is exceptional.  I think Tony Dungy had a thing or two to do with the knowledge part. 

His signing is a message that the Colts are staying the course.  We are who we are and we are not abandoning what we have started.  Gary Brackett has made the defense solid up front and given good leadership on the field.  This was a very good signing.

It would be nice if Gary were a bit bigger, but dynamite does come in a small package.  GO COLTS!