Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A peek at Colts' 'Offseason Playbook'
By Paul Kuharsky
Gary Horton and Field Yates are running through the league asking: What is each team's philosophy on offense and defense? What are their biggest needs? Which player would be an ideal signing in free agency?
Here’s a glance at their "Offseason Playbook" for the Colts:
Offense: “In the run game, the Colts want to be physical between the tackles with power man blocking up front, but they have finesse personnel -- so we will still see wide plays, draws, misdirections and stretch looks as they evolve. The passing game will work with a variety of personnel packages, including two-tight end sets and multiple-receiver looks with a lot of movement and motion."
Defense: “Right now they are forced to try to win on defense with exotic schemes instead of superior personnel, but that will eventually change. This defense must improve at not giving up so many big plays.”
Needs: They’ve got outside linebacker at. No. 2, behind offensive line but ahead of cornerback.
Key free agent match: Andy Levitre, guard, Bills.
PK thoughts: That power man blocking up front might benefit more from Louis Vasquez, the free-agent guard from San Diego, than from Levitre, who ranks as less powerful. But either would be a big-time addition.