The passing game has struggled the last few weeks for the Colts. Running more screen passes might be the answer to fixing some of those issues.
The Colts haven’t been able to throw the ball down the field very well this season. They seem afraid to let Jacoby Brissett unleash his strong arm. Because of that, they have struggled to move the ball down the field. But one type of play might help them out a little bit.
Screen passes can be one of the most effective plays in football. They work very well against blitzes, but can still work against zone as well. The Colts haven’t run many screen passes, and maybe they should start running some.
Not only do screens have a chance to break for big yards, but they can help a quarterback get into a rhythm. Just seeing a pass completed helps give the quarterback confidence. Brissett needs all of the confidence he can get with the way the offense has performed in the passing game lately.
Screens can also help create plays with the Colts missing a bunch of playmakers. They should get some of them back next week, but screens can still help the team gain easy yards. Screens to Nyheim Hines specifically would work because of how fast he is.
We will see if Frank Reich decides to implement more screens into the game plan next week. If he does put more in, the passing game could put up bigger numbers. The Colts need more consistent passing numbers.