Colts RB Robert Turbin released the following statement via Twitter this afternoon to announce his impending 4-game suspension related to his use of performance-enhancing drugs:
— Robert Turbin (@RobT_33) June 29, 2018
Uhhhhhh, no duh. Have you seen Robert Turbin? Dude looks like he’s been carved out of stone. Not limestone, I’m talking rock-solid stone. He’s the statue of David if the statue of David were 6’2 330 pounds. Big surprise the guy who can’t fit his arms into the sleeve of a pant leg is on steroids. That being said, it clears things up a bit in the Colts backfield. Marlon Mack will be the main event with the likes of Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Josh Ferguson, and Christine Michael in support. It’s a largely unproven group with little to no experience outside of Michael, who seems to be on the wrong side of the hill in regard to his career.
While the Colts have made enormous strides in effort to protect Andrew Luck, the skill positions haven’t seen as much attention. With an improved offensive line, I still think the Colts will be effective running the ball with fresh legs in the backfield, however, the pass protection may see some growing pains and look for TE’s to see less pass-receiving opportunities early in the season until the young backfield gets more comfortable.
Overall, does the Turbin suspension hurt? A little bit, but not too much. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Colts just cut him loose and rely solely on the young guns. Turbin brings stability, strength, pass protection, goal line power, pass catching, and strength. Did I mention strength? Guess now we know why.