Every week, Colts fans and Stampede Blue readers can submit their Colts questions to have a chance of them being answered in our weekly Q&A.
Missed out this week? Don’t worry, you can get involved next time by submitting a question when the Q&A post goes up in the comments section, in the Twitter replies or on the Facebook post comments.
Let’s jump straight into this week’s questions:
Angry Bob (Stampede Blue Comments): Are the tight ends being kept in to help pass protection, is that why we aren’t seeing more production from Mo?
Answer: The tight ends do not seem to be kept in to help pass protect anymore than they did last year. In terms of production, yes there has been a drop off from last year and there are a few reasons why. Firstly, the offense is being ran by a different quarterback. Luck and Brissett are very different quarterbacks and Luck’s vision and anticipation on throws were elite whereas Brissett is still learning. Secondly, last years production at the tight end position was nearly all Eric Ebron the numbers he put up were insane and there was bound to be some drop off and with Ebron playing injured it did not help. In relation to Mo Alie-Cox he started as the teams third tight end this year whereas last year he was second in the depth chart after Doyle went to IR, also Alie-Cox did break his thumb a few weeks back so was playing hurt. With Ebron going to IR we could see a similar spike in production for Alie-Cox as we did mast year after Doyle went down injured.
Grigsons Ghost (Stampede Blue Comments): I have heard New England were not only busted for recording their opponent’s defensive signals (again), but did so under the guise of a Robert Kraft produced documentary for which the NFL granted a film crew access to all their opponent’s practices throughout the season. Any truth to that?
Answer: There have been several reports that New England were caught filming during the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Patriots explanation was that they were filming for a team documentary about the role of a team scout. The league is looking into the claims and investigating it at the moment. After Spygate in 2007, when the Patriots were caught videotaping the defensive signals, it is very difficult to believe the Patriots in anything that they say let alone what looks to be a repeat of Spygate type behaviour.
Indynasty (Stampede Blue Comments): Can we get a film review of Tyquan Lewis? It seems like he was either hurt or in the dog house for most of the season, but has seen some playing time recently. Last year he flashed some potential, but I haven’t really heard his name called much this year. I’d be curious to see what the film shows. Thanks!
Answer: I will pass this film review request on to our team. Tyquan Lewis showed real promise and potential last year after starting late due to injury and subsequently finishing the season early due to injury. That seemed to have happened again this year after he was injured in Week 3 with a high ankle sprain against the Falcons. He worked his way back to being able to fully practice but was appearing often as a healthy scratch in gaMe day. It appeared that Lewis might have fallen out of favour with the coaches but it may have been a numbers game on game day or Lewis still being in the recovery process from his injury. He is currently playing and has done so the last three weeks against Houston, Tennessee and Tampa Bay logging around 30% of defensive snaps.