While as a whole there is a lot of work to be done on this roster, there a few bright spots worth discussing. But, let’s start with the coaching staff.
It would appear that, even after the debacle that was the hiring of Josh McDaniels, Indy got their head coach. Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich takes over this team as a first-time head coach. Reigning from the Doug Pederson/Andy Reid coaching tree, there is a lot of expectations placed upon Reich to right this ship. He has brought with him a pair of young first-time coordinators on both offense and defense. I personally like the idea of a coaching staff that can grow and learn together. I think that a veteran, former head coach would be a nice addition to this group, but nonetheless there is reason to be excited. All three of these gentlemen are bright minds and have received nothing but praise from those around the league.
The Colts are a very young group; one of the youngest in the entire NFL. The roster is young and will only get better from this point forward. This should allow Indy to develop a solid base from which to improve upon in the seasons to come. There is a lot of promising talent at key positions along the offensive line, in the linebacking core, and in the secondary.
Also, when Andrew Luck is under center, anything is possible. One of those transcendental talents that you hear about, Luck has the ability to truly mask this team’s deficiencies. I would actually debate that this could hurt the team in the long run via affecting their potential draft stock. But that is, more than likely, a small price to pay to have a generational type talent at the quarterback position.
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