Michael Pittman Jr. is excited about Shane Steichen’s plan for Colts offense

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The Indianapolis Colts have started installing their new offense, and Michael Pittman Jr. is excited about what new head coach Shane Steichen is bringing.

On Monday, April 10, the Indianapolis Colts started their offseason program. It was the first time that new head coach Shane Steichen got to address the majority of the team, and also an opportunity for Steichen to start installing his offense. With the Colts coming off a horrendous offensive season, everyone is excited to see what offensive guru Shane Steichen can do for Indy.

Someone that’s really excited is Indianapolis wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. After getting to meet with Steichen, and starting the process of installing the offense, Pittman shared with the media that he loves what Steichen has planned. As Mike Chappell wrote for FOX 59, Pittman expressed, “I won’t go into too much because we don’t want to give out intel. I’ll just say that he’s very excited about the pass game. I love that because I catch passes and he wants to throw it.”

Michael Pittman Jr. and Shane Steichen are excited about Colts pass game

This statement by Pittman aligns with Steichen’s philosophy of throwing to score and running to win, that he expressed in his introductory press conference. Everyone should be thrilled that Steichen is planning to build a more productive and explosive offense with downfield passing, because Indy really lacked that last season.

Obviously Pittman loves this a receiver, as it will give him the opportunity to show how good of a wideout he can really be. After establishing himself as the WR1 of the Colts in 2021 with 88 receptions and over 1,000 yards, Pittman regressed in 2022. He had more catches (99) but failed to reach 1,000 yards (925). It wasn’t his fault, though.

Pittman did have a few uncharacteristic drops, but ultimately, the biggest issues with Indy’s offense were offensive line play, quarterback play, and play calling. Steichen will now be calling plays and the Colts will have a talented rookie QB. The offensive line is still a mystery, however. Hopefully, they will be improved.

If those things improve under Steichen’s coaching, the offense will be more productive and Michael Pittman Jr. should have a big year— something he could use since he is entering the final season of his contract.

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