The Colts played their first game last night. With that first preseason game finished, with the Colts winning over Seattle 19-17, here are the post-game grades for some of the key players.
The Colts won their first preseason game last night in Seattle. It was an odd game, but we got to see some of the starters play early. I gave the offense, defense, and special teams grades as a whole earlier, but here are some positional grades to all of the offensive individual units.
Andrew Luck Played very well in his first game back from injury. The only reason why this isn’t an A is because he failed to lead the offense to score a touchdown on either of his drives. But he looked comfortable out there. Jacoby Brissett didn’t play so well. Philip Walker had his moments, and Brad Kayaa was bad. This grade is propped up by Luck.
Jack Doyle did Jack Doyle things. He was as reliable as ever. The rest of the tight ends didn’t do too much collectively except for Darrell Daniels catching the team’s only touchdown pass, but they weren’t game-planned to. Doyle and Daniels were good enough to deserve an A for the whole unit.
T.Y. Hilton looked like his old self. Some of the lesser known wide receivers played well, like Zach Pascal. I wish we could have seen a little bit more of Ryan Grant. Chester Rogers had some good catches, but didn’t fight for extra yardage like you would want to see.
The starting offensive line was pretty good on the interior. Ryan Kelly, Quenton Nelson, and Matt Slauson were very good. Nelson already looks like a stud as a rookie. But the reason the grade is mediocre is because of the backups, including the two tackles Joe Haeg and J’Marcus Webb, were very bad throughout the whole game. Braden Smith looks like a rookie and needs a lot of work.
All in all, the offense wasn’t too bad. And the starters who will see the bulk of action looked pretty good.