The Colts have plunged Alec Pierce straight into the deep end, and over the next month, we’ll see how well he can swim. Rarely does a wideout begin his career strictly with the first-team offense; Pierce has been with the starters from Day 1. A lot’s been thrown at him, including the Colts’ voluminous playbook and the demands that come with playing wideout for a Frank Reich team.
The story said not only is the playbook among the most extensive in the league, but Reich also mandates that each receiver knows each position (X, Y and Z). There’s plenty to take in. Sometimes too much. Pierce is learning. He’s making mistakes, but he’s also flashing every bit of the ability that drew the Colts in last spring, the story added. We have Pierce as the team's WR2, behind Pittman. Pierce looks to be in a good spot if he can keep things going as Matt Ryan takes over at QB.