Matchup Nightmare for opposing Teams,' Can play at TE and Wide Receiver, Fast, Red Zone Target
Drops the ball too often
Hear me out before you click away from this article. I know the Colts fanbase isn’t that thrilled with Ebron right now, and really hasn’t been this entire season so far. However, he is a strength to this team and there’s no questioning that.
Eric Ebron is a matchup nightmare for opposing teams and even you know it. He’s too tall and big for a defensive back to cover and he’s too fast for a linebacker to cover one-on-one, which makes him perfect as a red-zone target.
One of my favorite football jokes is “how many Steeler fans does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer is “None. They all just sit around and talk about how great the last one was.” Which seems to be true when it comes to Ebron.
Everyone is comparing him to last year and fans should understand this team, and offense in particular, had a very different identity. The Colts were a pass-first team with Andrew Luck and now they’re a run-first team using the power of play-action passing.
The best weapon for a quarterback who’s still (kind of) developing into his own playing style is Jacoby Brissett. Not to mention, the Colts have a lack of passing options outside of Doyle and Hilton. If you’re a defensive coordinator for the opposing team all you have to do is shut down Hilton and Doyle then play 8 in the box and you’ve won the game.
Take a look at some of the most prolific offensives right now and they all have one thing in common: more than one weapon. Kansas City can beat you with 5 different weapons – they’re all through the air albeit, but the point still stands, Green Bay has multiple offensive weapons, including a fantastic tight-end, and even the Ravens have multiple weapons including a very good running game.
Yes, Ebron has his struggles, but put both Doyle and Ebron on the field along with Hilton and Mack then you have a team that’s hard to stop. Don’t count him out simply because he’s had a bad year. This team is better with than without him and letting him walk in free agency would be a huge mistake.