The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 17, 1971 · Page 19
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Colts Facing Tougher Tests This Year First of a Series WESTMINSTER, MD. .(AP) -- The Baltimore C o l t s , taunted in 1970 for playing an easy schedule and left for dead by some after the second game, open the 1971 National Football League season as defending champions. Baltimore scrambled to an 11-2-1 record in regular season play a year ago without silencing- their critics, but then ' defied the experts by winning the Super Bowl. The Colts were hardly impressive as they edged eight opponents by margins of eight points of less. Only three Colts --all defensive players-- were named to the Pro Bowl game, and not a single one made the All-NFL first team. But they won. They did it with a fine de-r fense, special teams which provided good field position, and an offense which made the big play when necessary. This season, the Colts will face a tougher schedule. Two of their six interdivision foes won championships last year and three others finished second. For the second time in four seasons, venerable quarterback John Unitas will be sidelined by an injury as the campaign begins, with Earl Morrall taking over the No. 1 spot. An injury to Morrall, would be a problem, however, since he is backed up only by rookie Karl Douglas and Sam Havrilak, a third-year pro halfback who played quarterback at Bucknell. The Colts, usually a bit weak on the running ma,e appear to be overloaded at that spot this year. Tom Matte, sidelined most of last season with a knee injury after gaining 909 yards in 1989, is back for his llth sea- eon. Starting with him in the backfield will be Norm Bulaich, who led the Colts as a rookie last year with 426 yards. Backing them wil be rookie Don McCauley, the No. 1 draft choice from North Carolina who gained an NCAA record 1,720 yards in college, and veterans Jerry Hill, Tom Na- watzke and Jack Maitland. The corps of wide receivers has been depleted with the retirement of Jimmy Orr and the trading of discontented Roy Jefferson, who caught 44 passed last year. That leaves Eddie Hinton. who led the team with 47 receptions, and Ray Perkins as the only experienced wide receivers, but John Mackey and Tom Mitchell form a potent one-two punch at tight end. The offensive line is back intact with Bill Curry at center, Glen Ressler and John Williams at guard and Bob Vogel and Dan Sullivan at tackle. But the strength of the Colts again appears to be the defense, which allowed an average of 13 points over the final 12 contests of 1970. Ends Bubba Smith and Roy Hilton anchor the front four, which lost tackle Billy Ray Smith through retirement and has tackles Jim Bailey and Fred Miller coming off knee operations. Billy N e w s o m e and George Wright are capable reserves. The linebacking crew of Ray May, Mike Curtis and Ted Hendricks is excellent, as are safeties Rick Volk and Jerry Logan. Corner-backs Jim Duncan and Charlie Stukes are young and still learning. Rookie Leonard Dunlap of North Texas State, other first round draft-choice, has looked promising. Duncan averaged 35.4 yards on kickoff returns a year ago and Ron Gardin averaged 11.8 yards returning punts--both Colt records. Punter David Lee had a fine 44.7-yard average and place COLTS AT A GLANCE CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Tues., Aug. 17, 1971 5-B MORRALL UNITAS kicker Jim O'Brien, whose field goal defeated Dallas 1613 in the Super Bowl, give the Colts an excellent kicking game. By Tht Associated Preis 1970 finish -- Super Bowl champions, after winning the Eastern Division and the American .Conference. 1970 record --11-2-1 in regular season, then three more victories in postseason play. Team's strong points -- Tight defense which becomes attacking 'force with frequent turn-over of opposition mistakes. Linebackers and safeties outstandng, with front four in same category if they stay healthy. Punting and special teams excel. Return of running back Tom Matte, out last season with knee injury. Team's weaknesses -- Uncertainty at quarterback should Earl Morrall be injured while John Unitas recovers from operation for torn Achilles tendon. Wide receiver corps lacks experience behind starters offensive line could use more depth. .Running game has possibilities, but 1970 statistics were unimpressive. New faces: Running back Don McCauiley and defensive back Leonard Dunlap, both first- found draft choices, should see lots of action; Ohio State quarterback Rex Kern will be reserve at safety; Cotton Speyrer, acquired in trade, a reserve at wide receiver; rookie Bill Atessis and veteran Bill Laskey, obtained in trade, linebacker reserves. ! With the price of cigarettes:^: today, smoking is also danger- £ ous'to your WEALTH. 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