Fans of the Colts are extremely excited about the potential that the offense has for the 2015 season, but they are not the only ones. Colts offensive coordinator, Pep Hamiliton is already locking himself in isolation to come up with plays that will feature a scary list of weapons: Andre Johnson, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, rookie Phillip Dorsett, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Frank Gore, Dan Herron, and oh this Andrew Luck guy (he’s pretty good). With all this talent at his disposal, Pep came up with “Greatest Shoe on Turf” as a homage to the Rams “Greatest Show on Turf”. It’s clever and catchy and I’m sure we’ll hear it to the point where we will get sick of it. With all that being said, can the Colts possibly live up to this potential?
The short answer is yes! The Colts should have no problem putting up points. Last year’s team finished 8th in NFL offensive ranking, with the following offensive stats:
1st in passing yards: 305.9
3rd in yards: 406.6
6th in points: 28.6
22nd in rushing yards: 100.8
As you can see, the Colts should be able to either equal or beat their passing numbers, increase their points & yards total with the additions of Andre Johnson, Duron Carter, and first round draft pick Phillip Dorsett to the wide receiver platoon. The team should finally be able to improve their meager rushing performance with the Frank Gore signing and the exodus of Trent Richardson as well as the re-signing of Dan Herron, and Josh Robinson through the draft along with fellow college alum and Vick Ballard returning from injury, looking to fight his way onto the roster. Factor in the offensive line shuffling and the Todd Herramans signing, which should help provide stability and hopefully better protection for Luck. As you can see, an already prolific offense improved itself through the draft and off season signings.
Should we take caution with this killers row on offense? Maybe, the team may need a little time to gel together as many new players will be suiting up for the horseshoe for the first time this season while also losing Mr. Colt, Reggie Wayne (whom the team decided not to re-sign) the team will be without the unquestioned leader. The offense and the team will now fall on Luck’s shoulders and guidance. The bottom line is this team has improved and added offensive personnel, and many players, analysts, and fans are seeing the potential of this team to be even more explosive than last year’s team. Get your favorite seat ready, the
show “shoe” is coming this fall!