INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL regular season opener is now just a day away.
For Colts fans, the wait will finally end Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST when the Oakland Raiders head to Lucas Oil Stadium.
Offensively, it appears that the Colts could have an entirely healthy unit for Sunday’s regular season opener.
Here’s a look at some burning questions at each offensive positional group.
What can we make from
Luck’s completion percentage was at 65.9% and in the 13 drives he led, the offense scored 34 points.
He now adds the services of running back
The weapons are set for Luck to have a very productive 2013 campaign with multiple options at each skill position group.
What will Ahmad Bradshaw’s presence do for the Colts running backs? When talking to the media earlier this week, Bradshaw had the look of a guy itching to finally get onto the playing field.
He is trying to prove teams that passed on him wrong, and his first chance at that is expected to come on Sunday.
Bradshaw’s presence in the backfield allows for the Colts to have three backs who have been the bell cow at times during their respective NFL careers.
“I like two-back systems because I’m getting rested and then whenever my other teammate is doing good, I feed off that energy,” Ballard said on Monday.
After the Colts top three wide receivers, will any others see significant reps?: Following the preseason, it’s pretty clear that the Colts have three top receivers in
After that though, it’s a little murky.
How many reps that No. 4 guy will get in September could very well hinge on how much Dwayne Allen and
What should fans expect from a tight end group that hasn’t been complete this preseason? The unit has been in a state of influx over the past few days with
Dwayne Allen is expected to make his return to the lineup on Sunday and the second-year tight end has looked very close to the 2012 version during practice the past two weeks.
Fellow second-year tight end Coby Fleener practiced on Monday after missing the final two weeks of the preseason due to a knee sprain.
The Colts first-team offense put up impressive numbers all preseason long and that was largely without the two tight ends, who figure to factor prominently in Pep Hamilton’s offensive scheme.
How’s the depth along the Colts offensive line? The Colts reached past the halfway point of the preseason before the starting offensive line had to battle some adversity.
Those injuries have allowed for some depth to be created as
Early on in training camp, it was the Colts backup offensive linemen battling injuries.
The roles switched a bit when camp neared the end, but that adds up to some quality depth formed with the original starting five looking to be in tact come Sunday afternoon.