The return of both WRs would be a welcome one for the Colts, especially Pittman. PIttman missed Week 2 but reports said he'd have a shot to play in Week 3 so this is encouraging. The Colts had to roll with Campbell, Dulin and Strachan in Week 2 and were blanked by the Jags. Dulin did post a 5-79-0 line in Week 2 and could still be a factor in the offense going forward.
Matt Ryan's debut performance as the Colts' quarterback was middle-of-the-road at best, though he did rack up 352 yards passing in the Week 1 overtime tie. Ashton Dulin is the most likely scenario to be the 1v1 replacement for Pierce, with Parris Campbell continuing to operate out of the slot on the majority of his snaps. Meanwhile, there's no signs pointing towards a drop in Michael Pittman's 28% target share.
The tweet said Pierce took a huge hit in the game that bent his facemask. Piece had a nice camp and was thought to have a shot at the WR2 role for the Colts but didn't record a catch in Week 1. Dulin went for 3-46-0 in Week 1 and could have an increased role again if Pierce can't play.
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.