Injuries have hit the Colts hard at the receiver position. They’ve hit them so hard that now Zach Pascal, who had a chance of getting cut in training camp, is now their number one receiver. The receivers have had issues getting open in recent games because of the injuries.
The Colts receivers had issues getting open last week against Miami. That put the offense in a tough spot because Brian Hoyer clearly had no idea what to do after that happened. But that can’t happen this week if the Colts are expecting to win.
Receivers breaking open can be helped by play calling too. Frank Reich needs to put some of these guys in a little bit better position to be successful. More crossing routes and deception needs to be in play to help the receivers get open.
Part of the reason the receivers need to get more open and be more involved in the game is because of the poor play of Eric Ebron. Ebron continues to drop the ball whenever he gets it thrown to him, and his play is killing the offense.
If the receivers fail to get open against the Jacksonville secondary, moving the ball will be almost impossible. That would lead to a loss and more problems for the team. But this last matchup could cover up the offense and any mistakes they make.