INDIANAPOLIS – It's the offseason, so Colts.com takes a look at some tweets from Colts players to get an idea of what they are up to during their down time.
Fresh off another All-Pro type season, Pat McAfee is about to embark on a comedy tour around the state of Indiana. Starting in February, McAfee will make four stops all over Indiana. These performances come after McAfee had comedy events in Carmel last summer and another on New Year's Even in Indianapolis. Tickets are on sale next Friday on Live Nation.
The Deacon Jones Award goes to the NFL's top sacker so J.J. Watt took home that hardware in 2015. Watt had 17.5 sacks this season. The Colts shut him out in both of their matchups (Watt had 0 sacks in a game six times in 2015). Robert Mathis was the Deacon Jones Award recipient back in 2013 for his 19.5 sacks.
In playing 11 games as a rookie (a broken fibula sidelined Phillip Dorsett for five games), Phillip Dorsett saw by far his most playing time in the season finale. Dorsett played 72.6 of the offensive snaps in Week 17. His previous high was 37.5 percent (Week Six against New England). Dorsett had nine targets in Week 17, catching four passes for 28 yards. He also touched the ball on a reverse for 11 yards. Will that late season involvement for the 2015 first-round pick be the norm with Rob Chudzinski using him more in 2016?
Colts players showed their support for Chuck Pagano staying earlier in the week and also weighed in on other team's decisions. As far as Mike Adams, he is under contract for another season, one where he will be 35 years old. With Dwight Lowery a free agent, the Colts might be using another safety (maybe Clayton Geathers) next to Adams for a third straight season.
Rocking a Croatian national team jersey, Sio Moore is a difficult case study for the Colts heading into the offseason. Moore, who the Colts acquired in a trade just prior to the start of the season, saw only 66 defensive snaps in eight games last season while dealing through a couple of injuries (he played 729 snaps with Oakland in 2014). The free agency decision on Jerrell Freeman will likely have a significant impact into the possible role for Moore in 2015.