Delone Carter's success has come largely because he has proven to be just as adept at bouncing plays outside for large chunks of real estate as he is at powering his way between the tackles.
“He’s certainly getting a lot more familiar with playing in this league, and what it takes. He’s been able to put some pretty good runs together. Just in terms of his pass protection and those kinds of things, he’s been getting better each week,” Colts HC Jim Caldwell said.
“He’s been able to run it pretty well. He’s found seams and created some opportunities. [He’s] making guys miss with power and his natural God-given ability.”
It’s been Carter’s skill at learning the Colts’ pass blocking schemes — a must for any running back who expects to see much playing time in Indianapolis — that has impressed the coaching staff.
“He’s a lot more familiar, and a lot more comfortable in that realm,” Caldwell said.