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ROB MORRIS: CLASSIC COLT
I realize that the recent re-signing of Rob Morris isn't earth shattering, but it is still gratifying to Colts fans. Certain players over the years have become 'Classic Colts' in Indianapolis. These guys are not huge stars. Peyton, Marvin, Edge, Glenn, Wayne do not qualify. When we talk about classic Colts we mean guys that are solid players with the club for many years while enjoying little league-wide notoriety or media fanfare.
Rob Morris has managed to redeem his career from being a bonafide bust to being a solid guy who did what was needed to win. He is in the mold of a Jason Belser or Jimmy Harbaugh. The Colts never used to have superstars (apart from Dickerson and Faulk), but they always had a player or two who hung around for awhile and the crowd pulled for. Rob Morris has entered that category.
Morris attended Brigham Young University and was drafted by the Colts as the 28th overall pick in 2000. Morris played on some very poor Colts defenses, and he took a great deal of criticism by fans and local media. Morris re-signed with the team on the cheap a couple of years ago and became a solid backup and special teams player. Late in the 2006 season he stepped in to help stabilize the team after the crippling performance of one of the worst Colts of all time . . . Gilbert Gardner. Simply put, the Super Bowl XLI victory never happens without Rob Morris. We here at 18 to 88 are pleased to welcome Morris back for a few more years of special teams gunning and filling in the gaps.
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