The Indianapolis Colts might have more questions than answer after the first preseason game a week ago. Here are a few issues to look at during the Colts' second preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants. Photo: IndyStar.com
As the Colts go in to their second preseason game of 2014, there are new issues to address and more things that need to be figured out. Here are three new things to be on the lookout for Saturday night when the Colts face the Giants.
1. Filling the Offensive Line
After the loss of Khaled Holmes early in the preseason game against the Jets, the Colts offensive line was non-existent. What the Colts have to try and do this week is find and develop adequate replacements for starters along the offensive line. Right now the Colts are a significant injury on the offensive line away from a complete disaster to the 2014 season.
2. Continue to Groom the Run Game
Dan “Boom” Herron made the most of his time in the backfield for the Colts during the first preseason game. However overall there wasn’t much productivity to speak of, which was evident of the 13-10 final score. Look for Herron and fellow running mate Trent Richardson to continue to improve the running the game that the Colts desperately need to be effective.
3. Filling the Void in the Secondary
The departure of Antoine Bethea was a big loss for the Colts and finding someone to fill that void needs to be done quickly. In the first preseasons game it seemed as though Howell did well at the position, but overall the secondary seemed off. This could be due to also not having starting safety LaRon Landry either. The Colts are going to want to find a solid starter for the position left by Bethea, sooner rather than later.
It should be another fun and interesting preseason game Saturday night, look for the starters to play a few more series than in the first game, hopefully addressing some issues that are very apparent.