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Let’s jump straight into this week’s questions:
Clydesdales (Stampede Blue Comments): How much of the play book do suppose we have seen? I’m not suggesting it was cut back for Brissett, but between Luck barely practicing last year and starting a new guy this year, it sort of feels like there is a section or two missing from some of the imagination plays we saw with Reich in Philly. Not necessarily trick plays, but more like getting the RB in space against a LB in particular.
Answer: The Colts have shown different looks on offense and have had a few trick plays too. No team will show all of their playbook half way through the year as they will use a selection of plays more than once each week. Although Brissett wasn’t the numebr one quaterback this past offseason he did take the majority of snaps as QB1 as look was limited and also unable to practice most of the offseason. Also the plays you may have seen in Philidephia from there offense may not have been from Reich, yes he was the teams offensive coordinator but he did not call plays. Reich did obviously have an influence on the offense but it is still unknown how much. Reich is an elite offensive mastermind and have no doubt he has imaginative plays up his sleeve.
Sean Stu Art (Stampede Blue Comments): At almost the midway point what position do you think will get addressed in round 1 and by what player? I see a lot of DT or DE like the kid from South Carolina or Penn St.
Answer: At the midway point in the season the top team needs are looking like defensive tackle, wide receiver and defensive end. In round 1 it does always depend on what happens before the Colts pick and how the board stacks up. Of those positions (DT, DE and WR) I would lean towards defensive tackle more first, followed by wide receiver. The top defensive tackle prospects at the moment are Derrick Brown (Auburn), Javon Kinlaw (South Carolina), Raekwon Davis (Alabama) and Neville Gallimore (Oklahoma) who could all be taken in the first round. The top wide receiver prospects at the moment are Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) but he will probably go top 5, Tee Higgins (Clemson), CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma), Henry Ruggs III (Albama) and Laviska Shenault (Colorado).
BigBlueIowaFan (Stampede Blue Comments): With Glow having a rough year, any chance the Colts draft a tackle in the 1st round and move Smith back to guard?
Answer: Glowinski has had a bit of a rough year, he’s not been as dominant or as consistent as he was last year. He has been called for 4 penalties and allowed 20 total pressures with 2 sacks and 7 QB hits. Whereas last year he was called for 6 penalties all year and only allowed 11 pressures with no sacks and 1 QB hit. Braden Smith has been brilliant since being thrust into the starting line up at right tackle. He does have his limitations but he is developing great at right tackle and I think the Colts believe he is their RT for now and the future. Does this mean they won’t kick him inside to the position he was dominant at in college, no but i do believe they are more than happy with him at RT. It would be more likely for them to draft a tackle with the idea of replacing Anthony Castonzo long term or a guard to out and out replace Glowinski.
ColtsSupaBowlas (Stampede Blue Comments): Should the Colts pick up Josh Gordon if they lose Sunday’s game and the other receivers besides TY are a no show again?
Answer: The Colts need help at wide receiver. Outside of T.Y. Hilton and the odd flash by Zach Pascal, the receivers have been poor. Josh Gordon would come in and potentially be the teams WR2 staight away but I do not think the Colts will pick up Gordon. The Colts will likely instead lean on Parris Campbell and Deon Cain more and don’t forget Devin Funchess is not far off from returning and will help straight away. The team really does need to upgrade the position in the offseason though.
62chas62 (Twitter): Given the uncertainty of the extra point lately and the coaches willingness to go for it on fourth down why not go for two points every time?
Answer: The Colts have faith in Adam Vinatieri and will continue to take the PAT over going for it for two points, unless two points is needed. It’s understandable to have questions of Vinatieri as he has been less than reliable this season but he’s still dependable enough otherwise the team would move on from him first before going for two points every time.