The offseason is a time for players of every team to get better, and the Colts are no exception. Here are the players who need to improve the most.
Improvement from year-to-year is the most important thing for an NFL team. Without that improvement, the team has no chance to win games. The Colts are one of the teams that are extremely close to taking that next step to win the Super Bowl.
In order to do that, they have to have certain players show improvement. One of those players is Anthony Walker. Walker plays alongside Darius Leonard, who is already a star. Walker didn’t necessarily have a bad year, but he needs to be better for the Colts to take the next step.
The reason for that is teams are about going to start to scheme for Leonard. They’re going to run the ball on the opposite side he is on. If they do that, Walker will be the one who benefits in terms of stats. He needs to make those plays for the defense to succeed.
Another player who needs improvement is Nyheim Hines. Hines struggled early in the year with some fumble issues. Now that the backfield has gotten even more crowded, Hines won’t see the field if those issues continue. He needs to improve his ball carrying abilities.
The last player who really needs to show improvement is Quincy Wilson. Wilson did start to have a better year late last season. But his first two years were mainly a disappointment. With the Colts drafting more players in the secondary, his playing time is contingent on his improvement.
If all of these guys get better this offseason, then the Colts should be in a great position to take that extra step forward.