Colts vs Texans: Q&A with Toro Times

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Dec 6, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;

Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

5. If you could take one player off the Colts roster, who would it be? Andrew Luck seems like the obvious choice, but is there anyone else?

"Of course Luck would be the obvious choice when the Texans can’t find a true franchise guy, but if I had to choose someone else I would go in a direction not too many would expect. With Luck off the board, I would steal Coby Fleener. Sure, he hasn’t lived up to expectations, but with 44 receptions, 378 yards and two touchdowns, he would easily be a starter for the Texans at perhaps their weakest position. I believe if he were in a Texans uniform he would be the second receiving option from the day he got there."

My take:

They can have Fleener. He has been a huge disappointment this season. The Colts seem to have forgotten that they have two fairly good tight ends, but at least there is a reason they don’t go to Fleener often.

He seems to have negative yards after the catch, can’t break tackles, and shows little effort going after the ball. Fleener needs to be used more like a wide receiver, but that’s not what the Colts do. Also he can’t block. So, not sure what his value is to the team anymore.

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