The Colts Offense is Going to Look a lot Different

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: T.Y. Hilton /

The Colts are about to embark on a new era of football. Under the helm of head coach Frank Reich, the Indy offense is about to look a lot different.

Frank Reich led the Philly offense all the way to a Super Bowl victory. He was able to get Nick Foles to be a great quarterback in the playoffs. With a quarterback like Andrew Luck at his disposal though, the Colts offense could be scary.

In his introductory press conference, Reich indicated that the Colts were going to run multiple formations to run the same plays out of. He did a good job of that during the playoff run in Philly. The Eagles ran a multitude of crossing routes to help free up certain receivers and allow run after the catch yardage.

Expect Reich to run the same sort of offense in Indy. T.Y. Hilton sometimes has issues getting open because of the massive amount of attention he commands. Running him off of crossing routes and pick plays should help him get free and allow him to use his speed to get a lot of YAC.

This offense is going to look a lot different than the offense Luck is used to. Early in his career Luck held on to the ball to try and hit throws downfield, even while under pressure. In 2016, he was encouraged to have shorter throws so he could get the ball out of his hands sooner. But that offense didn’t have as much motion and crossing action as Reich’s offense will.

There will also be a heavy reliance on the run game. Reich made sure both Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount got a heavy dose of carries in games to take pressure off of Foles. Expect Frank Gore to do the same thing for Luck.

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Reich should be able to open up the Indy offense. Hopefully for Colts fans, that translates into more victories.