Under Rob Chudzinski, Colts Offense Won’t Change Dramatically
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made it clear on Wednesday, that the team’s offense won’t dramatically change under new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski:
"“So as far as putting in a new offense and things like that, that would be ludicrous to say the least and not fair to our players and our coaches for that matter,” said Pagano."
Pagano went out of his way to praise Chudzinski’s willingness to take on the vacant coordinator position, under the circumstances and timing midseason:
"“So, it’s a credit to Chud and the rest of the guys for taking this responsibility on,” added Pagano."
However, fans should expect a similarly run offense, as significantly overhauling a team’s offensive playbook or scheme for that matter would be a recipe for disaster midseason. Instead, Chudzinski will be looking to simplify the playbook and clean it up all together:
"“Again, we’re just going to try to clean things up that need to be cleaned up,” concluded Pagano. “Fine tune some things. Simplify and give these guys a chance to execute at a high level, and not think and just play.”"
With a short week ahead of a stingy Denver Broncos defense, the Colts know that proper execution will be key this week. The Colts offense has struggled all season, but quarterback Andrew Luck did show flashes of his familiar self in the 4th quarter of Monday night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers.
The quarterback is reportedly “fully healthy” now, which means Chudzinski’s cleaned up offense could show some improvement in the coming weeks if all goes according to plan.