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Poll results: Safety spot biggest concern

7/3/2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- I posted a poll on Wednesday asking which position fans feel is the biggest area of concern heading into training camp for the Indianapolis Colts.

The options were:

  • Center

  • Guard

  • Safety

  • Running back

I thought having Khaled Holmes at center would be the biggest concern for the Colts because he only played 12 snaps his rookie season.

Wrong.

In fact, it really wasn't even close.

Safety is the biggest concern.

Fifty-two percent of the fans are more about the safety position compared to 30 percent concerned about Holmes at center.

The Colts plan to start LaRon Landry at one safety spot, but it's easy to understand why there would be questions surrounding the position.

The Colts still don't have a starter at safety to replace Antoine Bethea and Landry is a question mark himself.

It appeared that Delano Howell would have the inside track to take Bethea's spot in the starting lineup, but things changed when the Colts signed veteran Mike Adams in the middle of June.

Adams has started 73 of the 146 games that he's appeared in during his 10-year career.

This is a big season for Landry after a disappointing first season with the Colts. He missed four games with an injury and he too often got caught up in trying to make the big play rather than the simple play. Landry, as expected, didn't take part in the team's offseason workouts because of his preference to work out on his own. But then he showed up for the Colts' mandatory minicamp with what the team referred to as a “soft tissue” injury.

So while center is a concern when you consider Holmes is snapping the ball to quarterback Andrew Luck, fans are more worried about what type of production the Colts will have at safety.