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Donald Brown's Colts job pushed by Carter, Ballard

We didn't list the Indianapolis Colts running back situation in our top 30 position battles countdown because we thought the job was Donald Brown's alone. Brown finally lived up to his potential late last year and the players behind him aren't inspiring.

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Then again, there is a new coaching staff in place. They could be looking for a different skill set. It sounds like Brown, like most Colts, will have to earn his snaps over the next month.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star notes that second-year back Delone Carter and and big-bodied rookie Vick Ballard both fit what coach Chuck Pagano wants to accomplish with a power running game. They are expected to push Brown for snaps. Even the most ardent Brown fans in Indianapolis would admit he doesn't fit the power back mold.

Andrew Luck will start at quarterback. Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney are entrenched. After that, it's probably best not to assume much of anything about this Colts roster.

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