The Colts are confident DeDe Dorsey can emerge as the second cog in their two-back rotation with Joseph Addai.
"We sure think he can," coach Tony Dungy said. "We never got to see him run live in a game, but what he did in practice really gives you every indication he can be." GM Bill Polian also had glowing remarks to say about Dorsey
I know it's a bit early and this may not mean anything come the season, but this may make Dorsey a late round consideration in some leagues.
Kudos to Leber for the amazing sig and to Metroid for the userbar and making them both fit 2008 and 2009 Defunct Dynasty League Champion
I've been keeping up on Dede Dorsey all offseason and it's true, they really dig the guy. Everyone in camp is asking questions about him, saying how fast he is on his feet. Of course, he has no regular season experience, but that's something that's never bothered the Colts brass before. After all, the Colts haven't brought in a veteran running back since Eric Dickerson joined the team in 1987. That's not a typo. Literally, the Colts farm their RB's from the inside, so Dede's presence as the only backup to Addai shouldn't be shocking. I wouldn't expect Dorsey to take on the type of role Rhodes had last season, but I would expect him to put up the same type of touches James Mungro had in 2002 (100 touches).
DeDe would be an intriguing option should anything happen to Addai. Rhodes certainly isn't the world's most talented back but he put up solid fantasy numbers when he was given enough touches within the offense. If Dorsey is a good pass catcher, he has a chance to fit in well in the Colts offense. I know as an Addai keeper owner I'll probably be targeting Dorsey late in the draft as insurance.
I kinda wish this wasn't breaking news just yet. I've targeted DeDe late in every draft so far and will continue to do so as long as he doesn't all of the sudden start climbing up draft boards. He's not very big, but he has some serious wheels. And from what I've read, he has good enough hands as well.
My thoughts thus far have been that Addai is still a young back and will need a breather here and there. Combine that with the Colts lack of interest in signing a RB (Dillon still out there though) makes me think the Colts have faith in DeDe. And don't forget this is the team that let MFaulk go for Edge and then let Edge go and got Addai. So they seem to have a good track record at evaluating RB talent.
Of course I'm not putting Addai with Edge or heaven forbid MFaulk and of course I'm not putting DeDe anywhere near them, but as a last round pick, he could have some nice value. And, not that I wish injuries on any player, but if Addai goes down; I just like to think a lot of RB's could put up respectable numbers in that offense.
I'm in agreement with everything you said. I believe it was The Lung who first broke news of DeDe Dorsey on this board as he was currently 2nd on the depth chart behind Addai and gaining fantasy relevance. At that point I honestly had no idea who he was but had started to take note due to the fact that I had Addai in a keeper as stated above. Now that Dorsey is gaining some pub, I am praying he doesn't become a guy that a lot of people take a late round flier on.
In that offense, I'm sure a lot of people could put up respectable numbers, and while Addai is the best fit by far I'm pretty positive that there are a lot of backs who can do some pretty good things in that offense.
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Of course, he has no regular season experience, but that's something that's never bothered the Colts brass before. After all, the Colts haven't brought in a veteran running back since Eric Dickerson joined the team in 1987. That's not a typo.
That is actually quite an amazing statistic!
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I wouldn't expect Dorsey to take on the type of role Rhodes had last season, but I would expect him to put up the same type of touches James Mungro had in 2002 (100 touches).
Speaking of Mungro, what's his status? Is he still even on the Colts roster?
Mungro was released after the 2006 season and didn't land anywhere (or at least didn't generate stats anywhere he landed) in 2007. I don't know if he's since retired or if he's looking for another team, but he currently is unemployed in the NFL.