Under Bruce Arians, the Colts were an aggressive, down-the-field passing bunch. He frequently stressed the importance of picking up yards “in chunks.’’ QB Andrew Luck averaged 12.9 yards per attempt, one of the top averages in the league.
New OC Pep Hamilton ran a the West Coast offense at Stanford, which revolves around a shorter, more efficient passing game as well as a power running attack.
“It’ll be a variation of the West Coast (with) West Coast principles,’’ Hamilton said. “The short, efficient passing game, a high completion rate.
“But I enjoy watching our guys just come off the ball, the guys up front, and trying to knock the opponent back. I’m a big believer of the power-running game and . . . I think that ultimately opens up your passing game, the play-action passes.’’