It is no secret that the Indianapolis Colts could posess the league’s most lethal offense in 2014.
Andrew Luck has shown in two years in the league why he was taken first overall in the 2012 draft. Now he enters his third season in the NFL with the most weapons he’s ever had.
The offense is loaded with players that could have huge seasons. The backfield will be a three headed monster with Ahmad Bradshaw, Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson all handling the rock. Bradshaw has two Super Bowl rings under his belt, Ballard was the starter last season until an injury cut it short, and Richardson is a former top-5 pick that has the talent to be an All-Pro back in this league. All three have the potential to start for the Colts, and all will share carries next season. They are the definition of Chuck Pagano’s message of next man up.
As for the tight end unit? The Colts have the potential to become the most lethal in this league. Dwayne Allen has been labeled as the next premier player at his position, even after only playing in one game last season. Colby Fleener has been working hard all offseason to finally play like the player that made him a second round pick in 2012. And now the Colts have brought in Erik Swoope, a former basketball player who has never played a down of football in his life, but could become the next Tony Gonzalez or Jimmy Graham. Needless to say this young group is scary loaded. You can see Luck smiling from miles away when someone asks him about them. Then there is the receiving unit.
Reggie Wayne will likely break the Colts receiving yards and reception records this season, passing former All-Pro Marvin Harrison. He is coming off an ACL tear, but appears to be fully healthy for the first time in years. Complain about his age all you want, but defenses everywhere will have to account for where he is at all times. T.Y. Hilton is entering his third season and his progression each year has him labeled as the best young receiver in the AFC if not the NFL. Hakeem Nicks is a former All-Pro who has the talent to dominate in the redzone in his first season with the Colts. Rookie Donte Moncrief has been beyond impressive since his arrival in Indianapolis, and could become the future at receiver for the Colts.
So essentially it will be a pick-your-poison year for defenses when they line up against Luck and company. A picture has recently gone viral on Twitter, reminding NFL defenses that they will need a lot of luck this season. Something the Colts already have plenty of.
— My Colts Account (@MyColtsAccount) July 1, 2014