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"I WOULD EXPECT nothing less than a standard season from Peyton Manning. He has weapons around him, he has guys who can protect and he has a system that allows him to get the ball out of his hands. He may not be as prolific as Aaron Rodgers or others, but he's the best in the business.
There will not be any drop-off in Reggie Wayne's production. If you look at the reception numbers between him and the Colts' next best pass catcher from last season, there's a 44-catch difference. He'll still be their go-to guy, whether they're in the middle of the field or in the red zone. Wayne is a special receiver.
I'm not sure how much better Pierre Garçon can get, but he keeps surprising me. After Wayne and Garçon, it will be a receiver-by-committee with Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez and Blair White sharing the reps.
Jacob Tamme benefited from the season-ending wrist injury Dallas Clark suffered last year. Now that Clark is healthy, he'll get a lot more looks than Tamme, whose production will go down.
Joseph Addai has been on the decline since his rookie year, and I think that'll continue. Donald Brown should get more opportunities. Brown is just a younger and healthier version of Addai.
Fourth-round pick Delone Carter is not the back that either Addai or Brown is. Carter excels in short-yardage situations, but that's not what the Colts' offensive linemen do well. Their style is to get the defense running sideways and then have one of those backs cut it back for eight yards.
I don't see Carter getting past Brown and taking his carries away."
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