Following the Polian years as GM of the Colts is tough on many levels. Bill Polian built a championship team but much like his time in Buffalo and Carolina he left the cupboards fairly bare. Phil B. notes the Colts are facing tremendous uncertainty the least of which is the sheer number of veteran free agents:
Ten starters in the season finale at Jacksonville become free agents March 13. That includes Mathis, wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon, center Jeff Saturday and guards Ryan Diem and Mike Pollak.
It will be difficult to re-sign many, and there are no in-house successors for Wayne, Mathis or Saturday. It also might be impossible to delve into veteran free agency for a quick fix considering the cap restraints.