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New faces: G Matt Slauson Antwaun Woods Jersey , TE Eric Ebron, WR Ryan Grant, DT Denico Autry, LB Najee Goode, rookies G Quenton Nelson, OL Braden Smith, DE Kemoko Turay http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , LB Darius Leonard, RB Jordan Wilkins, RB Nyheim Hines, coach Frank Reich.
Key losses: RB Frank Gore, CB Rashaan Melvin, S Darius Butler, DT Johnathan Hankins Womens Joe Mixon Jersey , WR Donte Moncrief, coach Chuck Pagano.
Strengths: If Andrew Luck stays healthy and returns to pre-injury form, Colts could have one of league's best QB depth charts with promising 15-game starter Jacoby Brissett as backup. Adding Nelson and Slauson plus return of C Ryan Kelly from injuries could give Luck best interior line in NFL career. Ebron can stretch field in double tight-end sets and give Luck another downfield target. Indy, of course, still has Mr. Clutch in kicker Adam Vinatieri.
Weaknesses: Questions abound with young, revamped defense. Colts moved top three linebackers from last season to defensive end while switching to 4-3 front. Need solid production from plethora of rookies. Leonard has played well in preseason. Starting safeties Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker need to stay healthy after being hindered by injuries. Indy also must find adequate starter at right tackle and depth at receiver. RB Marlon Mack projected to start but has not yet proved he can be workhorse.
Fantasy Players To Watch: Ebron. In Reich's offensive system, tight ends play significant role. Pro Bowler Jack Doyle can exploit middle of field Russ Grimm Jersey , allowing Ebron's athleticism to help open up things around field. Ebron's big body also makes him valuable commodity in goal-line situations.
Vegas Says: Super Bowl 67-1. Over-under wins 7.
Expectations: Aside from Vinatieri's quest to become league's career field goals (needs seven) and career scoring leader (needs 58 points), nothing is certain. Colts are in rebuild mode following 4-12 season and third straight year of missing playoffs. AFC South is stronger, too. But Luck's return, new coaching regime and change in defensive philosophy could be answer to quick turnaround. When Colts were last projected as bottom dweller, Luck led shocking run to playoffs in 2012. Could it happen again? Stay tuned but Indy is tempering hopes. Healthy Luck and more solid offensive line could be season changer.
Tuesday’s PFT Live included a discussion about Jon Gruden’s return to coaching, and the transition he’ll need to make in his first year back after nearly a decade away from the sideline. And Gruden’s biggest adjustment will come from the reduced access to players during the offseason, and reduced practice time in the offseason and preseason.
That’s likely why Gruden is streamlining his playbook Jack Mewhort Jersey , and simplifying his play calls. To illustrate the complexity, Chris Simms ratted off one of Gruden’s play calls on the air. It actually was the most authoritative and forceful Simms has been during his first year on the show.
Simms then told a story to demonstrate Gruden’s intensity when it comes to working with his players. While honeymooning in Italy, Gruden repeatedly called Simms, asking when he was returning. Gruden was so relentless that Simms eventually cut the trip short by two days so that he could get back to work.
Raiders players like Derek Carr likely have already gotten a taste of life with Gruden, who actually seems to have mellowed and become more self-aware during his time away from the sport. We’ll have to wait for some of Carr’s stories to see whether Gruden actually is going a little easier on the players.
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