To say that the 2015 season was a disappointment for the Colts would be an understatement. After stringing together three seasons with 11-5 records, the Colts entered last year as the favorite to once again win the AFC South. With quarterback Andrew Luck entering his fourth season as the heir apparent to Peyton Manning, the Colts spun their wheels and sputtered throughout. They’ll have to wait another few years before eventually surpassing the Patriots and Broncos as the team to beat in the AFC.
The Colts sputtered to an 8-8 record and fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton midway through the season.
Though the Colts certainly have some holes to plug, Indianapolis still has the luxury of having the most coveted asset in all of professional football: a franchise quarterback. It is certainly optimal to have Luck under center for as long as the Colts can keep him there. Having a solidified quarterback elevates the offense to an entirely new level and the main benefactor of Luck’s prowess has been wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
Coming off one of his best seasons as a pro, the Miami native has strung together three consecutive 1,000+ seasons. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Hilton is flanked by fellow Florida native Phillip Dorsett and Donte Moncrief, the latter of which also having his best season as a pro in 2015.
Lining up in the backfield behind Luck is reliable veteran running back Frank Gore. The former Miami Hurricane is a little past his glory days as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, but still has enough power and shiftiness to get past most linebackers.
Gore had a solid year in 2015, but the Colts are looking for other long-term options to take the load off of Luck. To solidify the offensive line, Indy selected Alabama center Ryan Kelly in the first round of this year’s draft. He will join tackle Anthony Castonzo as another first round offensive line draft pick of the Colts.
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With the passing offense of the Colts being heralded as one of the most vaunted in football, Indy has put itself at the center of the game’s continuing transition to the vertical attack.
A side effect of this potency has been the evolution of the Indianapolis defensive backfield becoming one of the better units in football.
Last season the Colts had two Pro Bowlers from their backfield in strong safety Mike Adams and cornerback Vontae Davis. Joining those two are solid role players in cornerback Darius Butler and free safety Clayton Geathers.
Beyond the defensive backs, the Colts feature a couple of other standout athletes. Chief among them is linebacker captain Robert Mathis. The outside linebacker has spent his entire career in Indianapolis and is a six-time Pro Bowl selection.
The AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, Mathis is nearing the end of his career but is still a viable threat off the edge. On the other side of Mathis is another former Pro Bowler in 33-year old Trent Cole. Though both are aging pass-rushers, they provide the younger players with veteran leadership. Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was one of the top tacklers in the NFL last season and will look to continue that trend in 2016.
While the Colts offense is the main attraction at each game that Indianapolis plays, the defense can still make its fair share of plays. Look for Indy to make a push at 2016 division winner Houston to regain the championship crown.
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