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Colts Mailbag Weekend Edition: Andrew Luck, Receivers Will Throw Together In July

Intro: In Saturday’s mailbag, readers inquire about captains for the 2015 season, third-roudn picks D’Joun Smith/Henry Anderson and the Colts offense this year.





INDIANAPOLIS – Each week, readers of can submit their questions to have a chance of them being answered in our Wednesday or Saturday mailbag.

With the abundance of questions in recent weeks, we will have two mailbags each week. This one comes via a weekend edition (here’s the Wednesday version from this week).

Here is this weekend's collection:Isak H. (Mexico City)

Now that Redding and Wayne are gone, who do you think should take those two captain spots? I guess there should be two in each unit, right?

Bowen: Isak, this is a great question and to be honest, I don't really have an answer for it. The Colts typically have 5-to-6 game-day captains for the coin toss. Often, players that have performed well in previous weeks or have a connection to that week's opponent earn "captain" nods. I can't recall the Colts coming out and naming capatain before the start of the season under Chuck Pagano. Of course, Reggie Wayne and Cory Redding were frequent captains in their time with the Colts. As the new additions this offseason continue to transition with the Colts, guys like Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Anthony Castonzo, (maybe one of the tight ends), Robert Mathis, (maybe one of the inside linebackers), Vontae Davis, Mike Adams, Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri are all candidates off the top of my head.

John Leboeuf (New Bedford, MA)

What's going on with our third round draft picks why haven't they signed yet ? Is there a problem ?

Bowen: John, there shouldn't be a need to worry on those picks. Right now, around a half dozen third-round picks remained unsigned. With the new CBA rules, "holdouts" for rookies are virtually extinct with players falling into the first-year pay scales based off their draft selection. I recall in 2012, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen not signing their rookie contracts until late July. Both D'Joun Smith and Henery Anderson participated throughout the offseason program and I fully expect them to be signed and ready for Training Camp in August.

Andrew Barron (Los Angeles)

Hello, Kevin.

Can you say hi to Andrew Luck for me (if possible)?

Bowen: Andrew, the few thousand fans at Wednesday night's mini-camp practice said hello to No. 12 for you. Luck was one happy guy on Wednesday. Luck not only got back inside his home stadium, but he also has some offseason bragging right with Bjoern Werner after the USA beat Germany 2-1 in a soccer match on Wednesday. The Colts are now in their final break of the offseason, but Andre Johnson said earlier this week that the receivers and Luck will get together at some point in July for a throwing session. Wherever that venue is, those there will be watching one talented get together.

Jesse Undernehr (Pea Ridge, Arkansas)

How big of an impact do you think our wide reciever group will make this year? And how big of a role will they play THIS year. Will we see more passing this year or since the addition of frank gore will we unleash the run? Also what is your biggest concern coming into the new season.

Thank you I hope you can answer my question.

Bowen: I think it's safe to say the Colts wide receiver group will make quite the impact in 2015. In an ideal world, the Colts will have consistent offensive balance and the addition of Gore should help that effort. However, with the diverse talent at the receiver position that is going to be where the bulk of the offensive production comes in 2015. My biggest worry on offense is seeing the exact makeup of the offensive line and if that unit can stay healthy for longer stretches in 2015. If the Colts can run out the same starting five in the trenches for weeks stacked together, this offense is going to be right at the top of the NFL in a plethora of cateogires.

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