The 1999 St. Louis Rams offense is widely considered one of the best offenses in NFL history and earned the nickname "the greatest show on turf." With that in mind, Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton had some fun with the media today, nicknaming the team's 2015 offense "the greatest 'shoe on earth," a play off of both the Rams' nickname and the fact that the Colts boast the horseshoe as their logo.
This quote is per the Anderson Herald Bulletin's George Bremer:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pep Hamilton taking the first crack at coining a nickname for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> offense (tounge partly in cheek): The Greatest 'Shoe on Earth.</p>— George Bremer (@gmbremer) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmbremer/status/598530807142178817">May 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Obviously, this was a light-hearted statement from Hamilton and he's not making any Vince Young "dream team"-like predictions, but there is clearly a lot of excitement surrounding the Colts' offense in 2015. With Andrew Luck entering his fourth season under center and only getting better, a receiving group that is on par with any other group in the league with T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief, and perhaps even Duron Carter, one of the league's best tight end duos with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, and an improvement at the running back position with guys like Frank Gore, Boom Herron, Josh Robinson, and maybe even Vick Ballard playing into the picture, the Colts offense looks to be very good in 2015.
The team will be turning to their offense to lead them this season as well, considering that a number of significant moves were made to improve an already good unit in adding Andre Johnson, Frank Gore, and Todd Herremans in free agency and the drafting Phillip Dorsett with their first round pick. The unit has the potential to be the league's best in 2015, and while those are very high expectations to set forth in May, there is clearly a ton of excitement in Indianapolis about the unit, and if the team is to take the next step like many hope and think the Colts can, it will be an effort led by the offense.
Pep Hamilton is the man in charge of that offensive attack, and he's excited to get to work. He's having fun by giving out his nickname for the offense, but the "greatest 'shoe on earth" label helps to show the excitement and expectations for this unit in 2015. I, for one, can't wait to see them on the field. Is it August yet?