Matt Eberflus wasn’t the only one excited about the team’s newly acquired talent. Offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni was just as thrilled with the newly added skill players on offense, including wideout Michael Pittman Jr. and running back Jonathan Taylor.
We know the Colts’ offense was abysmal last season, particularly in the passing department. But with new additions at wideout, running back and most notably quarterback, Indy’s offense looks to take a major step forward this season.
Speaking of new their new quarterback, Sirianni did mention Rivers and how running back Nyheim Hines will be a major help to him in the passing attack, according to The Athletic Indiana’s Stephen Holder.
Says Nyheim Hines will be a beneficiary of Rivers being the QB. Cites Danny Woodhead as an example, who caught a lot of passes from Rivers when Sirianni was in San Diego.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 11, 2020
Sirianni also mentioned Danny Woodhead’s role back when they were in San Diego, and believes Hines can fulfill that same kind of role with their offense this season.
Among the other players Sirianni mentioned were running back Marlon Mack and newly acquired back Jonathan Taylor. “We have two exceptional backs,” he said. “We’ve seen it work in the NFL so much where you have different contrasts of guys.... They have different running styles but they’re both complete backs.”
Regarding Marlon Mack/Jonathan Taylor, Sirianni says: "We have two exceptional backs. We've seen it work in the NFL so much where you have different contrasts of guys.... They have different running styles but they're both complete backs."— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 11, 2020
Sirianni went on to talk about the virtual meetings with players and the importance of keeping everyone engaged when “there are distractions all around because we’re all sequestered at home.”
With the virtual meetings with players, one of the challenges, acc to Sirianni, is keeping everyone engaged when distractions are all around (bc we're all sequestered at home).— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 11, 2020
Just as Eberflus didn’t shy away from talking about the new additions to his defense, Sirianni similarly didn’t shy away from expressing his excitement regarding the new offensive additions.
With Indy upgrading at arguably their biggest needs offensively (QB, WR), along with adding another explosive back in Taylor, this 2020 Colts offense could be poised for a major offensive showing this season.