One corner spot was an easy decision. Vontae Davis is the best corner the Colts have had in a while. Davis played five seasons in Indy and made the Pro Bowl in 2014. Davis was a true shutdown corner, picking up 13 interceptions in his time with the Colts.
The other cornerback position was a little harder to fill. It was a close call between Jerraud Powers and Darius Butler, but Butler gets the nod. Butler had 12 picks and 3 pick-sixes in his 6 seasons with the Colts. Those big plays are what give him the starting spot here.
Strong safety goes to Mike Adams. Adams was an excellent free agent signing and played three solid seasons with the Colts, making the Pro Bowl in two of them. Adams forced 7 fumbles and had 12 interceptions in those three years. Those big plays make him an easy choice.
Free safety was only slightly harder, but Antoine Bethea is the choice here. Bethea played four seasons with the Colts in that decade. While he didn’t make the Pro Bowl after his 2009 season, he was still a solid tackler and a great leader in the secondary.
Now with the offense and defense decided on, the specialists are the last players to be picked for the 2010s All-Decade team.