The Indianapolis Colts still have several unresolved positional battles, and even more positions that are being hampered by injuries. Charon Vonberg (NFLAnalysis.net) joins Matt Danely to dive into these topics as the Colts prepare for their second preseason matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Colts will be holding joint practices with the Ravens, and after their Thursday matchup in Seattle are getting a bit more of a break between games with their second preseason game being Monday. The Colts have some depth issues as running back right now in spite of signing Branden Oliver, there continue to be issues with some of the receivers near the top of the depth chart and the offensive line is still a real work in progress with several of them missing crucial practice time.
The Colts added another defensive end after placing standout rookie receiver, Deon Cain, on injured reserve which could end up being a precursor to more moves as injuries are piling up there as well. Can Tyquan Lewis or Kemoko Turay get themselves healthy enough to become hopefuls for the regular season? Is Hassan Ridgeway poised to continue ascending after his impressive preseason debut? All of these questions need to be answered.
Charon talks about what he’s seen in camp from some of these positions in question and we also talk about how Andrew Luck doesn’t need to throw it deep in a preseason game to prove anything. This preseason should be all about creating rhythm as will it be in the regular season, with the understanding that the deep balls will come with time and opportunity.
We also discuss the linebacker position. We talk about who we see missing the 53-man roster, who we’d like to see more snaps from as the preseason carries on and how several of them have great potential that simply needs to make small jumps each week in order to get this defense moving in the right direction before the regular season gets under way.
Additionally, we talk about the cornerbacks as well. Does there need to be an addition? Who’s going to step up among the group and become the No. 5 corner and which of the top 4 is going to rise to the occasion this season.
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