Thursday, September 15, 2011
How many snaps can Colts find Gonzalez?
By Paul Kuharsky
It sounds like Anthony Gonzalez will be ready to go for the Colts against the Browns Sunday.
My question is, how much will the team use its fourth receiver?
According to Pro Football Focus, Austin Collie played 33 of the Colts’ 57 offensive snaps against Houston. Indianapolis went with two tight ends more often to try to help with protection as Brody Eldridge played 20 snaps.
With that sort of distribution, where will Gonzalez fit in? Unless the Colts have a vastly different approach for the Browns than they had for the Texans, or unless the Colts suffer an injury to another receiver, I don’t envision Gonzalez getting a lot of action.
That doesn’t mean, of course, that he can’t make a big play or two when he is on the field.