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Week Two Preview: Four thoughts on the Colts offense

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 3, 2013 – 10:34 pm

With Week One in the books in Anderson, here are four offensive items to look towards in Week Two.

The Colts will practice the next three days before an off day on Wednesday. Things will pick back up Thursday and Friday, with the preseason opener coming on Aug. 11 against the Buffalo Bills.

Pads rev up the hitting-Chuck Pagano was very pleased with what he saw out of his team once the pads were put on last Tuesday.

The only full-live tackling the Colts do during training camp comes in goal line drills.

Staying healthy has to be atop the most important goals list moving forward, especially when you look around the NFL and see some significant injuries.

Andrew Luck’s growth-As the first week moved along, Luck turned in some impressive stretches with his best day coming on Friday morning.

Pep Hamilton alluded to the offense not being fully installed yet so we should continue to see that over the next few weeks.

While Reggie Wayne and Darrius Heyward-Bey remain the most frequent targets of Luck, the second-year quarterback has done a wonderful job spreading the pigskin around to the other receivers, tight ends, running backs and even a fullback.

Depth on Offensive Line-The Colts starting five that came out of minicamp remains intact after Week One.

However, after those five you have Hugh Thornton who has been nursing an ankle injury and missed the entire first week. Fellow rookie Khaled Holmes also hurt his ankle last week and has been in a boot ever since.

Guard Joe Reitz got a “stinger” on Friday and Pagano said he expects him to miss a few days.

None of the injuries appear to be serious and getting a look at Thornton will be a focus the rest of camp.

DHB’s consistency-Similar to Luck, DHB had his best days of camp late last week.

Wayne marvels at the skill set that DHB brings to the receiver position and has high hopes for the new Colts receiver in 2013.

Stacking together consistent practices is key this week for DHB as we are just over a month away from the regular season opener against his former team.

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