Quincy Wilson has been a healthy scratch for four straight weeks now, and it is flat out ridiculous. The coaching staff has benched him in favor of players such as Pierre Desir, Christopher Milton, and Kenny Moore.
Apparently Quincy Wilson is incapable of playing special teams, and that is why he has been inactive.
But on Sunday, Rahsaan Melvin took a knee to the head and was forced onto the bench via the concussion protocol. Christopher Milton stepped into his place, and was immediately carved up by one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, Blake Bortles.
Melvin has been fantastic this year, and I’m in favor of starting him over Wilson, but Wilson is an important piece of the game day roster in the case that Melvin goes down again like he did on Sunday.
The Colts are a train wreck right now, plain and simple. So beyond the fact that Wilson is at least the third best corner on the team, he should also be getting playing time to help him develop during this lost season. Quincy Wilson is a major part of the team’s future and there is no reason that he should not be playing.
Activating Quincy Wilson is one of the important tasks this week as the Colts prepare to travel to Cincinnati.
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This year’s second round pick has played well in limited action this year. He started against Arizona in Week 2 while Vontae Davis was recovering from his injury, and made some impressive plays on the ball in coverage..
The Colts secondary is horrible now that star rookie safety Malik Hooker is out for the season.
With Clayton Geathers still out as well, the Colts will be filling safety reps with Mathias Farley, Darius Butler, and T.J. Green. The Colts’ secondary problems are bad enough and Chuck Pagano has no reason to make matters even worse by leaving Wilson off the field again this Sunday. This is a big game for Pagano as he coaches for his job, and he needs to activate Wilson to help his 31st-ranked pass defense that is now without Malik Hooker.