The Colts should be very good next season, but one player will determine whether or not they are able to play to their full capabilities.
The Colts’ offense was really good at times last year. They could be even better this year based on the play of one player. That play is Marlon Mack. He can do so many different things with the ball in his hands. But if he plays as well as he can, the Colts could be playing in February.
Mack’s game breaking ability is the reason for that. He can run the ball well because he has excellent vision and great cut-back ability. The offensive line certainly helped him late last year. But his receiving is what could really make him a big threat this year.
Mack wasn’t used as a receiver as much last season. They opted to use Nyheim Hines for that role. While Hines did well, Mack is probably the most dangerous player on the roster with the ball in his hands. The Colts would do well giving him the ball as much as they can.
Lining Mack out wide matched up on a linebacker would be a great matchup for the Colts. Mack would burn any linebacker that tried to cover. But if they put a safety on him, that’s one less guy they have for covering Parris Campbell or Devin Funchess.
Using Mack in creative ways is the key for the Colts to play at their full potential. If the offense plays on all cylinders, this is an extremely dangerous team. And that dangerous team could be playing deep in the playoffs.