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Colts Cast: Will Quincy Wilson, Tarell Basham Shine with Larger Roles in Week 8?

If there was ever a time for two rookies to take an opportunity by the horns, Week 8 is it for Quincy Wilson and Tarell Basham

With all of the different reasons the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff have given for not activating Quincy Wilson, it’s extremely hard to presume that he wouldn’t be active in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Rashaan Melvin won’t be suited up, and this gives Wilson the break he may need to showcase his talents on the field.

Wilson played well in his short amount of snaps thus far in 2017, but the gist out of Colts practice is that Wilson is struggling to understand his assignments, or execute them effectively. If Wilson does play a substantial amount of snaps, he’s going to have to make a major statement to sweep some of the practice issues under the rug.

On the other side of production and showing significant promise, Tarell Basham is in a similar position in the sense that he’ll be likely to get a larger role with John Simon on the shelf. Barkevious Mingo may likely get the nod to start, but with Joshua Perry being the only other OLB on the roster (rumored to have been signed to the active roster) Basham should still see the bulk of the rotational opportunities.

Should Perry not be elevated, Basham absolutely will have a larger workload than he’s had thus far. I also go into the Colts injury report, more thoughts on the Colts coaching staff, Jacoby Brissett, the Colts secondary and anything else I could think of to spout off about.

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