Colts Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton joked after his team selected wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the draft in April that he ran to his office and tore up all his three tight end and fullback formations. The possibilities seem endless for how Hamilton can deploy the Colts offense in 2015, and now the time for brainstorming is over, as the Colts take the field for their first practice Sunday.
“I’m really excited. We’ve had a lot of time to pontificate on all the different things we can do with the pieces that we have.” said Hamilton Saturday. “Now is the time for us to really get out on the field and see what we’re about, work together, grow together, and work out some of the kinks that are normal, that you expect to have in training camp.”
“I think we have a lot of guys that have field credibility. I think that’s important,” said Hamilton. “It starts with our quarterback. He’s continued to improve as a pro. I think he’ll only get better with the guys that we have around him.”
As the story said, the first piece is quarterback Andrew Luck, who has more passing yards in his first three seasons than any signal caller in NFL history. Add running back Frank Gore’s 11,073 career rushing yards in 10 seasons, and it appears Indianapolis potentially has its most reliable running back since Joseph Addai in 2007 (the last time the Colts had a 1,000-yard rusher). Gore should give the offense the balance it needs to be very dangerous. Add in WRs like T.Y. HIlton and Andre Johnson along with Donte Moncrief and even TEs Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen and there's talent at every offensive position.