I was back out at Colts camp today, and several things stood out to me. One of those things being that no one on the offensive line better get hurt.
The Colts have prided themselves on building depth at every position on their team. They have tried to do that with the offensive line. They re-signed Evan Boehm to help with that and drafted two offensive linemen. But they didn’t seem to do enough based on what I’ve seen.
They were doing multiple drills with the backups. On multiple occasions, the offensive line got beat badly while they were scrimmaging. Backup center Josh Andrews, who was on the first team because Ryan Kelly wasn’t practicing, also left with an injury.
That leaves this team even more vulnerable if someone goes down. Anthony Castonzo has to stay healthy too because the options at left tackle are not good. Le’Raven Clark has yet to improve any year he’s been in the league. He is a candidate to get cut.
Some other observations that I made today:
- Jacoby Brissett seems to have some good chemistry with T.Y. Hilton. He threw a couple of deep touchdowns to Hilton during practice. Hopefully they don’t need to have that chemistry in the regular season.
- The offensive line might need a little bit more work with its run blocking. They didn’t open up holes on some of the plays where they should’ve. But they did block very well on one play where Marlon Mack bounced to the outside.
- The defensive line will have a really good rotation this season. Kemoko Turay looks like he’s put some work in this offseason. He looks faster than he did a year ago. But there are plenty of quality options along the defensive line now.
We will be back at Colts camp for the two days that the Browns come to town for a joint practice and scrimmage. That will be a lot of fun to watch.