June 3rd-6th will be the final week for voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) for the 2013 Indianapolis Colts. After that, mandatory minicamp runs from June 11th-13th. All players currently under contract are expected to attend the minicamp next week.
As for the previous weeks that have made up much of this offseason's OTAs, here is what we have gleamed:
- Andrew Luck looks comfortable and improved. Scary thought if you're a defensive coordinator in the AFC South.
- LaRon Landry has been absent for all of OTAs.
- Greg Toler had stood out as a cover corner. He's also dealing with a sore foot, and for the oft-injured veteran, that is concerning.
- Undrafted rookies Sheldon Price and Daxton Swanson have also impressed, Swanson in particular. Both play corner. Fullback Dan Moore, another undrafted rookie, has also looked solid.
- Darrius Heyward-Bey is a starting wide receiver. At least, that's where he's lining up.
- Coby Fleener looks better in Pep Hamilton's offense.
- Matt Hasselbeck can still fling the football. He's not the Pro Bowler he once was, but he's still very effective.
Obviously, take all these observations with a grain of salt. OTAs are glorified walk-throughs compared to game tape. They give the observer a sense of the team's overall speed and potential playmaking ability. The key attributes like blocking and tackling won't be known for a few months.
For now, take comfort in the fact that the 2013 Colts are much more talented as a team than the 2012 group, especially in the speed department.