The Indianapolis Colts have finally got a week of practice in the books for the 2018 season. We knew that this season was going to be an interesting one with all of the youth, a new head coach, coordinators and position coaches and the return of Andrew Luck.
Thus far there’s been quite a bit to take in. We’re seeing a very interesting backfield develop, the play on interior of the offensive line has been quite a pleasant discovery, Luck has been very accurate lately and is pleased with how his body is responding, the tight end group is a fun watch and the coaching has been a nice surprise as well.
However, we’ve also noticed that the back end of the receiver position, as well as the receivers, is very touch and go. The tackles have been forced to have Jack Mewhort, Braden Smith and others in the rotation while Le’ Raven Clark and Denzelle Good are the only bits of familiarity. This has taken snaps away from those guys at other positions while Anthony Castonzo and Austin Howard remain on the active/NFI list.
The safeties are thin right now, and the linebackers are a fun bunch to watch with all of their youth, but actually have become a group of quick learners.
Today our friend George Bremer joins me to dig in to everything that we’ve seen thus far. We go in a bit deeper on the positional aspect of camp, talk about some surprises that we’ve noticed, and how important this coaching staff is to the development and creation of the culture Chris Ballard is hoping to install in Indianapolis.
The Colts go inside today for practice at 9am ET, and player availability will follow shortly after. We’ll also be putting up the Day 5 audio a bit later in the day for you to catch up on.
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