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The sad case of Indianapolis Colts safety Daniel Scott




When one considers what the Colts’ safety has faced in the two seasons that he’s been in the league, one has to wonder how he will pick himself up for the third. Truthfully, finding a silver lining in this situation is difficult.

Daniel Scott is out for the season...again

According to reports, Indianapolis Colts safety Daniel Scott will miss the entirety of the coming season after rupturing his Achilles during practice last week. As per head coach Shane Steichen, the 25-year-old, a fifth-round selection by the Colts in 2023 at No. 158 overall was set to embark on what would have been his sophomore campaign, but will now be forced to watch from the sidelines for a second straight year. Indeed, Scott suffered a major injury last offseason, tearing his ACL during OTAs, which resulted in him missing the whole season.

The news has understandably come as a blow to the Colts who are in the process of building a comPetitive roster and the player who has had yet another season ended before it began. Where Scott is concerned, the former Golden Bears player entered the league with five years of experience in the college Game and somewhat older than the majority of rookies. With a total of 207 tackles, seven interceptions, and three forced fumbles it was expected that he would make a solid contribution to the Colts’ defense, even more so when considering the fact that the Colts’ secondary was not stellar this past season.

At this point, it remains unclear how the team will cope which is to say the safety room without Scott includes Julian Blackmon, Nick Cross, Rodney Thomas II, Trevor Denbow, and Marcel Dabo, a talented but relatively inexperienced group of players. To that end, it may be that the Colts need to acquire a veteran safety to bolster their room. Failing that, it will require a quick learning curve for the aforementioned players if the team is to improve on what was a dismal outing last season.