In their third year of the Andrew Luck era, the Indianapolis Colts are finally looking such as for instance a complete team. The days of being pleased with one playoff win each season from their superstar quarterback are over. For the Colts to collect most of the spoils this season, the entire offense will have to gel and get some assistance from a crucial defensive player.
Some 15 months removed from the infamous Trent Richardson trade with the Cleveland Browns, it’s fair to state neither franchise came out the winner. Indy threw away a first-round pick for a 3.3 YPC average back who indicates no signs of improvement. Cleveland promptly tossed that pick in the trash by utilizing it to draft Johnny Manziel. Expect a much heavier dose of Dan Herron in the playoffs. T-Rich is about to obtain T-Benched.
Among most of the TE groups in the NFL, the Colts just might boast the machine will the greatest ceiling. Dwayne Allen is a freakish athlete with the potential to build himself into a Rob Gronkowski-Jimmy Graham hybrid in the future. But with Allen officially listed as questionable this week, the burden of moving the chains may rest with Coby Fleener, an underrated receiver whose connection with Luck has only gotten stronger since college.
If Indy’s TEs are secretly good, then their receivers are, well, not so secretly good. With the very best young quarterback in the league throwing to T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and an ageless Reggie Wayne, it wouldn’t be overly bold to suggest the machine could put up some of the greatest collective numbers in postseason history. And make no mistake; they’ll need every yard of it contrary to the AFC’s elite.
Davis has come a considerable ways from being embarrassingly bounced from the Miami Dolphins’training facility in a cringe-worthy bout of Hard Knocks. Two years later, he is the best cover corners in the league. Davis may be the cornerstone of the Colts’defense. If he is on point, expect opposing QBs to panic trying to find other targets. Or even, the offense better psyche itself up for just one more shootout.