Adongo, Shocked but Excited

The Colts found their way into my heart last season – again – by finding Jerrell Freeman, a CFL standout, and turning him into a defensive gem on a team that needed more. This year, they've decided to go a bit further, scooping Daniel Adongo from his rugby-playing ways and asking him to play outside linebacker; the 6'6" Adongo upon arriving at training camp, was apparently stunned by the news.

“It came as a shock,” Adongo said, in comments distributed by the team’s PR staff. “I really appreciate the chance that I’ve got. Going forward, I want to be the best I can be for the team. That is what it’s about here. That’s the culture being built in the boys. I’m pretty much starting from scratch, but I’m a quick learner. I have to make sure I’m up and ready to go when the time comes. Everything is going to be pretty new to me.”

Possible scenario in which his value goes up: Fili Moala has been placed on the PUP list, which leaves an already depressing defensive line short yet another player. While Adongo is built more like a tight-end, he's fast, and if nothing else, knows how to take someone down. If Moala doesn't return, and another lineman goes down, why not give him a chance as a DE? Having seen Adongo's play via YouTube (thank you, technology), I'd be scared any time I was lining up against the guy. Wouldn't you?