Colts-Bengals First Half Thoughts

After getting a field goal early, the Colts’ offense ground to a halt, and they go into halftime trailing 10-3.

Here are my quick thoughts on the game so far:

  • Joe Lefeged and David Caldwell have looked good at the safeties so far, especially in run support. I like both of them to make the roster as safety depth.
  • Jerry Hughes finally got some action, getting pressure on Bruce Gradkowski with a great bull rush, then reading the rollout on the next play, resulting in an incompletion.
  • The offensive line has looked awful, in run and pass blocking. Castonzo struggled a little bit tonight in pass protection.
  • Couldn’t evaluate the running backs much since they were getting hit .3 seconds after receiving the handoff.
  • Kevin Thomas has looked decent, although he’s missed a couple of tackles by my count.
  • Drake Nevis again is getting a lot of penetration.
  • None of the wide receivers have done much to help their case. Hopefully at least one of them steps up in the second half.
  • Collins has looked fairly good, but has been hurt by the bad OL and WR play.
Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.