Judging HOF Chances for Past and Present Colts

As a clean, easy read – one to distract you from the woes of training camp injuries – Steve Riggs' article on HOF Colts who aren't there yet does the trick. Some players he mentions are long shots, and Riggs acknowledges that; others have potential, but can't be considered without pulling out a few more tricks. Andrew Luck's the obvious one from that category; the other, I'm curious about (it would require a position shift. Hm).

HC Tony Dungy (2002 – 2008) – There’s only one reason I don’t include Dungy in the “Shoe-Ins” list, and that’s the number of Super Bowl wins. He only has one, from 2006. If he had been able to lead the Colts to even just one more SB win, there’d be no doubt AT ALL about his Hall chances. That being said, he’s still likely to get in. With the Colts, Dungy never had a season with fewer than 10 wins (and only one with fewer than 12), won 75.9% of those games, made two AFC Championship Games and the lone Super Bowl. His transcendent victory in Super Bowl XLI, being the first coach of color to win a Super Bowl , also can’t be understated.

Also included, of active players – Andrew Luck (potentially), Antoine Bethea (unlikely), Robert Mathis (closing in), Adam Vinatieri (probable), and Reggie Wayne (certainly). Without giving away the sixth guy mentioned in paragraph one – you should read it yourself – it appears that Indy's last decade should go down in the history books.

The '90s … not so much.