The Colts brought back the legendary offensive line coach in the offseason, and he can help an already great group get even better.
Back in the 2000’s, the Colts had the best teams that they have had in franchise history. They were able to play as a cohesive unit on offense and set the league on fire. A lot of that was possible because of the play of the offensive line.
The play of the offensive line was so high in part because of Howard Mudd. He was the architect of some great schemes when it comes to blocking. He also helped the lineman with their technique and get the most of their bodies that they possibly could.
Mudd can do the same thing for this current crop of offensive linemen. They played great at the end of the year and were a force to be reckoned with. But Mudd’s addition to the coaching staff will only make their play stronger. His experience is invaluable.
Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith stand to benefit the most out of his teachings. The second-year players played tremendously as rookies. But having a great like Mudd teach them in their first full offseason with the team will help them unlock their potential.
Expect the offensive line as a whole to be even better than it was a season ago. With Mudd helping out, the unit should be meaner and more efficient. That means more points for the offense and more wins for the team in general.