Colts WR: I Want To Finish My Career In Indy

Dontrelle Inman reflected on his career, the Colts' season, and identified the defensive player he dreads playing the most. Hint: it isn't a defensive back

Taz and the Moose
February 13, 2019 - 10:58 am

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Dontrelle Inman only played one season with the Colts, but the experience left quite an impression. In fact, the unrestricted free agent hopes to remain in Indy. 

“I definitely want to stay in Indianapolis,” Inman said on Taz & The Moose. “I’ve built the morale with Andrew (Luck), Coach Reich. I don’t want to go anywhere else. I’m a little older in my career. It feels good to just be home, and it would feel amazing to finish in Indy. But at the end of the day, it’s a business. It’s a business. Everybody makes moves based on what they think can make their team better.”

The Colts started 1-5 this season before winning nine of their final 10 games to finish 10-6 and make the playoffs.

“Our team just sat down and said, ‘We’re going to win every single game,’” said Inman, who had 28 catches for 304 yards and three touchdowns this season. “We lost one or two of those games, but we actually believed that: that there was nobody who could beat us, and if we lost, we beat ourselves. With that mindset, we were able to come into each game prepared and come into each game to compete and be excellent at what we do.”

Inman, 30, has played for the Jaguars, Chargers, Bears and Colts. He was amazed by Indy’s loyalty to the Colts, even after a 1-5 start.

“It was amazing,” he said. “It’s a football city. It’s a big city, but it’s a football city. All they want to do is watch Andrew Luck throw touchdowns. I’m glad I was able to be a part of that. It’s one of those seasons where, win or lose, they have your back. They started off the season bad, but the fans never deviated from being a fan for the Colts.”

Inman was asked which defensive player he dreads playing against. Believe it or not, it isn’t a defensive back.

“Khalil Mack,” he said. “As a receiver, a lot of guys don’t know that you have a clock in your head. If you have Khalil Mack on the line, your clock goes from 3.0 to 2.5 (seconds). He affects me so much. Those pass-rushers affect the receivers so much. You have to be on point.”