Chris Ballard is keeping an eye on Colts receiver situation
With the Indianapolis Colts in training camp, general manager, Chris Ballard, is monitoring the team’s wide receiver situation.
Recently, a picture of Indianapolis Colts general manager, Chris Ballard, watching the wide receivers do position drills in training camp hit the net. Considering that the wideout group is the most scrutinized and unproven position group on the team, it’s a fair assumption to say that Ballard is observing their development to see if he needs to add anyone else to the group.
On Thursday, Ballard joined The Pat McAfee Show to confirm that he actually has been doing that during training camp. With so many young guys being asked to step up, Ballard is watching to make sure they are up for the task. So far, he has been impressed.
Ballard mentioned how rookie receiver Alec Pierce, and veterans Ashton Dulin and Parris Campbell, are having a great camp. All three, along with some other young guys are really capitalizing on their opportunities and carving roles for themselves in the offense. This makes Ballard content with Indy’s current group of receivers.
Chris Ballard happy with Colts’ group of receivers
Ballard did admit that if there is an opportunity where the Colts think they can get better, the team will explore it. However, with the current combination of receivers, tight ends, and the do-it-all Nyheim Hines, Ballard is confident in the current group of pass-catching weapons.
With the reports and videos coming out of Indy’s training camp, he has reason to be. Alec Pierce is being challenged every day by Stephon Gilmore and he’s up for the task. Parris Campbell has routinely been open throughout camp and Ashton Dulin has made a habit of making impressive catches. Oh yeah, and Michael Pittman Jr. is still looking like a No. 1 receiver.
However, it is August, and a lot of players look good in August. The challenge for Indianapolis and its young group of pass catches is to look good in September and hopefully February as well. If they can be quality performers throughout the fall, the Colts can really go far as a football team.