The Colts play their final preseason game tonight in Cincinnati. Here is what to watch for in the final game before the regular season.
It’s finally the last game of the preseason. This is the last game that doesn’t count for something, but the Colts still have plenty to play for. Most of the starters won’t play, but this is the last audition for many players still trying to make the team.
Watching the offensive line will be fascinating. There are several players still vying for that starting right tackle spot. There are also a bunch of players just fighting to make the team on the o-line. How well they protect the quarterback is a big thing to watch tonight.
Wide receiver is also something to watch. It will be interesting to see how much fifth round pick Reece Fountain plays. He is on the roster bubble, and hasn’t been particularly effective this preseason. He needs to have a good game to survive the cuts.
On defense, the d-line is still a mess. There are a bunch of players who haven’t really separated themselves still. Players like Grover Stewart, Margus Hunt, and Anthony Johnson need to have a good game to keep themselves on the roster. All are on the cut line.
Linebacker is another area that is interesting. There is only one definitive starter, and that is Darius Leonard. The outside spots are still up for grabs. It is expected that Najee Goode takes one of them, but who will take the other?
It will also be interesting to see how much Lenzy Pipkins plays. The newly acquired cornerback was traded for to help with depth in the secondary. Seeing his play could give an indication of where the final depth chart will fall.
We will be live tweeting the game as always, and I will be writing my thoughts of the game right after, so be on the lookout for that!