Cato June has signed a 3-year, 12 million dollar deal with the Bucs. Not much to say about this other than that this may prove to be the most costly subtraction for the Colts during free agency. Free agency has gone exactly as most analysts, including us, have predicted. This development raises the liklihood that we will hear about a massive new contract for Dwight Freeney sometime in the next couple of weeks. Losing Edge, Harper, Rhodes and June has to be worth something right? And let’s face it you don’t want to go into a football season with no guarantees past this year, especially when you play in the trenches like Freeney. One nasty slip, roll, or fall and your career is over.
I think Polian has a tremendous amount of respect for what Freeney and Mathis does to the opposing team’s gameplans. The question is will teams ever try to beat the Colts through the air again? We may be in for more of the same “run, run and run” gameplans in 2007, but we’ll see how the draft goes for the horseshoe.