Now that we are a few games into the season, the Colts know what to do on the offensive side of the ball. Their playbook is about to open up wide from here on out.
When a new player is introduced, it takes awhile to integrate them into the fold. While Jacoby Brissett isn’t a new player, he is a new starter. It has taken a couple of games to figure out what he does best. Now that they trust him more, the playbook is going to open up.
Brissett hasn’t been the most flashy quarterback through two games. Plays have been called to protect him so far. But everyone knows he has a big arm. He can do more than what he has been doing, and showed flashes of that during the Tennessee game.
The biggest indication of where the play calling might go is shown be example of a play last week. Brissett threw a deep ball for Deon Cain and drew a pass interference call on it. Even though they didn’t complete the pass, they drew an important penalty by taking a deep shot.
Taking deep shots is the next element of this offense to evolve. The Colts will take more deep shots because the run game has been so good. They can take the deep shots off of play action. Once that happens in more regularity, Brissett will put up more impressive numbers.
The offense is only scratching the surface of its potential right now. They are a run-first team, but that element will open up the rest of the offense and make it even more dangerous.