The Indianapolis Colts are setting up for their Week 2 preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, and will have two joint practices beforehand — Friday and Saturday — which should bring some added excitement for these two practices. Kevin Bowen (1070 the Fan) joins me today to discuss the latest Colts news as well as some of the more intriguing storylines surrounding the team.
We touch on Hard Knocks to start the show, and though it doesn’t feed directly into anything related to the Colts, it does bring up an interesting question in regards to one specific scene from the first episode. Who are the Colts vocal leaders? Is that the kind of leadership this team needs, and can they find it on both sides of the ball with such a young core of players?
One of the most interesting, and likely one of the deepest, positions on the roster is the tight end unit. Is a 4-man tight end group expected for the 53-man roster and who is that No. 4 at the position? We discuss the offensive line shuffling, is Le’Raven Clark earning those snaps with the first team? Has Braden Smith improved from his first few days at the position? Did Joe Haeg get a fair shake to earn the immediate backup role for when Anthony Castonzo returns?
We also give some takes on the team’s defense. Can they surprise teams this season? Are they even a top-half of the league unit? What have they shown that elicits the needed potential and ability to improve?
We also touch on Chris Ballard’s philosophy, possible additions to the roster, Specific questions regarding those who have churned upward as well as those getting noticed for the wrong reasons.
We also talk 53-man roster, who Jordan Wilkins is for this team and much more.
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