INDIANAPOLIS – You asked them and we answered them.
Here’s “Four-Down Friday” which is a weekly Twitter Q and A piece that will run every Friday.
This week’s installment of questions focuses on the offensive line, the play of
Many believe that’s the magical question in regards to how successful this offense can be in 2014. The skill position groups are deep, and in the preseason that depth has been seen from several emerging weapons.
If that interior is shored up, I see no reason why this offense can’t become one of the best units in the NFL. We saw the group together for just seven snaps this preseason so the question lingers into the regular season on if that group can take the next step. If that happens, the Colts have a core built in there for years to come, with all the youth across those three spots. The depth will be tested early though with several key injuries at multiple spots.
Purifoy has definitely been one of the more impressive undrafted free agents this preseason. Everyone knew about his cover ability but he has really impacted the game on special teams. Whether it’s reversing fields as a punt returner or covering kicks, Purifoy has shown the necessary attributes for any corner deep on the depth chart.
Over the next 24 hours, Purifoy will learn his fate on if he makes the Colts 53-man roster. The Colts appear to be set with those top three corner spots and then veteran
Starting with the practices following the preseason opener, I think we saw a different Nicks the rest of the preseason. Maybe it had something to do with the Giants on the schedule, but I was very impressed with what we’ve seen from Nicks the past two-to-three weeks.
That Giants game (5 catches in 5 targets for 53 yards) was the highlight for Nicks and it should be a clear sign to defensive coordinators that the Colts have three true No. 1 guys at the receiver position. In a two-receiver, two-tight end set we are still seeing
Havili continues to do rehab work and by being placed on PUP, that holds him out for six regular season games. Following that, Havili can practice for up to three weeks before the Colts have to decide on whether to put him on the active roster or place him on injured reserve.
When healthy last year, Havili provided a versatile part for the Colts offense who played very well on special teams (see Denver game). Right now