ANDERSON – You asked them and we answered them.
Here’s “Four-Down Friday” which is a weekly Twitter Q and A piece that will run every Friday.
This week’s installment of questions focuses on the likes of the returnees from injury, the crowded backfield, undrafted free agents and
Let’s start off with by far the toughest question, one with not just a singular answer. Throw
Wayne is the obvious choice but for the sake of the question, I’ll go with Allen. When Allen went down in 2014, Pep Hamilton’s offense lost one of its most unique assets. Even after one training camp practice, it’s clear Allen allows this offense to be much more creative. The formations itself haven’t changed much but Allen can impact the game as an h-back, receiving tight end or an in-line blocker. Don’t get me wrong, I could make strong cases for each of the four names you mentioned but Allen is a weapon that Hamilton should utilize in a variety of roles in 2014.
@KBowenColts other than Ballard, Bradshaw and t-rich what RB(s) can make the team with a viable role?— Ed Tirado (@GreenEdsAndHam) July 24, 2014
We are going deep into the Colts roster with this week’s “Four-Down Friday”. It’s pretty clear the Colts are keeping at least three running backs on the 53-man roster and a decent chance that a fourth will be kept.
Daniel “Boom” Herron is your guy as the fourth back. He was an excellent special teams player for the Colts last year and showed some promise in very limited carries in 2013 (five carries for 33 yards). If Herron makes the 53-man roster, I would expect him and
@KBowenColts which UDFA do you think has the best chance at making the roster?— UK Colts Fans (@UKColtsFans) July 24, 2014
An interesting question with some intriguing possibilities. The Colts have had a history of undrafted free agents making the opening day 53-man roster and this year is no exception to candidates.
Take one look at Landry and it’s clear he didn’t miss many opportunities in the weight room this offseason. His biceps dwarf that of virtually any other Colts defender and it’s safe to say Landry will pack plenty of punch near the line of scrimmage.
But for now, the only on-the-field look we’ve got of Landry is during the Thursday morning walk-through. He was held out of Thursday’s first training camp practice for “precautionary” reasons. There’s no denying the importance of Landry getting on the field as quick as possible to form some cohesion with whoever ends up lining next to him. The sooner the better, because Denver and Philadelphia are waiting the first two weeks of September and Landry’s roaming presence is a must for opposing quarterbacks to have to think about.