Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The Colts should utilize stacked drag routes to open things up for Rivers The 2019 Indianapolis Colts’ passing offense was rough to watch as they failed to hit on many big plays and faltered big time down the stretch.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images According to quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady, Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Jacob Eason ‘definitely has the physical tools’—including the coveted big arm and equally big size as a passer.
Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo considered retirement this offseason. That possibility faded once he started working out in the offseason. Castonzo signed a two-year deal with the Colts, declining to test free agency.
Like all the other rookies entering the NFL this year, Colts second-round pick Michael Pittman Jr.’s transition from college to the pros has been hampered by the lack of on-field work during the offseason program.
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports How “Patterns” helped the Colts have a top rush defense in 2019 The Indianapolis Colts had one of the best run defenses in the NFL in 2019 as they only gave up 4.1 yards per carry on the year which was tied for 8th best in the league.
Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images According to defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, the Indianapolis Colts’ evaluation process of potentially acquiring defensive tackle DeForest Buckner from the San Francisco 49ers didn’t require extended input from him—as he said ‘Yes.
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images According to tight ends coach Jason Michael, Indianapolis Colts converted tight end Mo Alie-Cox still has tremendous upside entering his third NFL season as “the sky’s the limit” (via Colts.com’s Andrew Walker): “The sky’s the limit with Mo in my opinion, in terms of what he can do,” Michael said.
Coming into the NFL for your rookie season without any offseason on-field work with your team and a shortened preseason to prepare for the season presents numerous challenges for the newest crop of NFL athletes.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard experienced something this week that many African-American men, women, and children face every day — racial discrimination, and apparently he had a witness who saw it all.
The Indianapolis Colts have not talked football during this week’s virtual team meetings, as head coach Frank Reich has instead offered a forum for players to speak out on the fallout from the death of George Floyd and the underlying issues of police brutality and systemic racism.
As he enters the final year on his rookie contract, Marlon Mack will feel a high sense of urgency to open the eyes of the NFL. Not that Mack has been a disappointment by any stretch of the imagination, but he certainly has not yet reached his ceiling.
Bill Belichick is deservedly regarded as one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history, but the New England Patriots icon has also cultivated a reputation of being among the most gruff, no-nonsense and almost cold-blooded team leaders when it comes to his dealings with players.