Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. did pre-draft team files spanning the NFL across four categories: front office, offensive philosophy, defensive philosophy and three primary team needs.
“As wide-open as the Colts are, they also can go to two-tight end looks with one of those guys in an H-back movement-type role, and they can run or throw the ball effectively out of that formation.”
Kuharsky’s reaction: I’ve been wondering if a better blocking tight end for such situations might be a priority along with revamping the offensive line.
“Under new coordinator Larry Coyer (with Jim Caldwell's blessing), we did see Indy blitz more in 2009 and we saw more man-coverage schemes than in the past. There are still Cover 2 principles in this defense, but the element of surprise makes it very interesting.”
Kuharsky’s reaction: As Horton goes on to say in listing corner as the No. 3 need, this means the team needs more versatile cover men now, not just Cover 2 guys.
“Left tackle is a real problem, center Jeff Saturday is near the end and the right guard spot is wide-open. There is a lot of work to be done here, and it may take multiple players.”
Kuharsky’s reaction: I’m expecting more than one offensive lineman, but I don’t know that the first one has to come especially high.