Indy Star beat writer Phil Wilson still likes Joseph Addai as the Colts starter:
Rookie RB Delone Carter continues to impress. But more than just a few fans on Twitter have asked about him being the Colts’ No. 1 option. Then on a radio show last week the first question pertained to if RB Joseph Addai is washed up.
I guess I understand why some don’t see Joe as sexy for the position. He doesn’t have the monster numbers. And you could make the argument if Donald Brown did more, they might not have re-signed Addai. But I will still defend Joe because he has the perfect unselfish temperament to blend in with this offense.
And Manning, I’m guessing, was willing to take less money to make sure the Colts re-signed Addai. So while Carter is impressive, is a different type of power runner the Colts have lacked and need especially in short-yardage situations, Addai will be the starter unless he gets hurt.
Now, if Addai goes down, Brown has more experience but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Carter eventually earn some snaps.