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“We, kind of under wraps, last fall started talking about it. A pro scout of ours, Jon Shaw, was kind of delegated the duty of like, ‘Hey, this is your baby. Let’s see what you can do with it, see if you can give me a cluster of guys that are worthwhile, the right age group, have the right traits, the right makeup to actually even be able to even make the transition since it is a major one.’
"But you know, when you look at the rosters going from 80 to 90, we’d much rather, as a staff, I don’t know about everybody else, but as a staff, we’d rather give the coaches something to work with than just a true camp body that we know is going to be cut in a week or two and is not going to help us get where we want to go because injuries, like we learned last year more than anybody, with injuries, you have to have someone at least viable. If you have someone that can’t play or the arrow’s not going up at all, even slightly, you’re not going to win when you’re playing a 16-game season. Then you factor in the playoffs.
The Colts have their scouts looking far and wide for diamonds in the rough like Daniel Adongo, of Kenya.
"You need depth. So hopefully by the 16th week, some of these guys that when you see in camp and you’re like, ‘Wow, he’s got a long way to go,’ well we had guys like that last year that by midseason, you’re ready to put him in or someone from another team is trying to sign him. That’s kind of the mindset.”