Colts’ secondary can grow to be one the league’s best

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 1: Malik Hooker
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 1: Malik Hooker /

The Colts have four young members of their secondary who are playing together for the second season in a row. If they can stay healthy, they can grow to be one of the league’s best.

Signing Pierre Desir and Clayton Geathers brought back the band in the secondary. That leaves all of the Colts’ starters on the backend back in Indy for 2019. All of these players are relatively young too, giving them a chance to grow together.

All four members of the starting secondary are in their 20’s, with safety Malik Hooker being the youngest. They get a chance to grow together and take the league by storm together. They could end up being one of the league’s best if they can fulfill their potential.

The biggest problem for the secondary is staying healthy. All four members of the starting group have had major injury problems in the past. Malik Hooker and Clayton Geathers missed most or all of certain seasons, while Desir missed 6 games two years ago. Only Kenny Moore stays healthy.

Health is always a major factor in football. But it is especially necessary with this group because of how good they have shown their potential to be. Hooker had 3 picks in his rookie year before tearing his ACL. Geathers made all kinds of hard hits before hurting his neck, knee and other body parts.

That potential has this defense on the cusp of something great. With the addition of a few pass rushers, this defense can be the calling card for this team. They were better at stopping the run last year too, which always helps.

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We might finally find out what this group can do together in 2019. Here’s hoping they can all stay healthy for a long period of time.