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Colts offense appears to be adapting well to Pep Hamilton

Andrew Luck, Kiko Alonso AP

We didn’t see much of the starting Colts offense on Sunday against the Bills, but what we saw offered no sign that the unit would take a step back after the change in coordinators to Pep Hamilton.

Andrew Luck played two series and hit on 4-of-6 passes for 51 yards during his cameo appearance. The Colts didn’t score while he was in the game, but were on their way to points before tight end Coby Fleener fumbled at the end of a 23-yard gain deep in Buffalo territory. That fumble came on the same drive that saw the Colts offensive line give up a sack and commit a penalty, so there’s definitely things that need to be ironed out among the blockers.

Backup Matt Hasselbeck fared a bit better on the scoreboard, putting up 10 points during his own brief appearance before giving way to Chandler Harnish. Hasselbeck’s highlight was a 45-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton, who had a strong performance as both a receiver and a kick returner.

Hamilton had all three quarterbacks throwing on the move, which worked well, and the team called passes whenever they faced a short third down conversion opportunity. There wasn’t much reason to think that the Colts were about to become a power running team, especially with Ahmad Bradshaw not in the lineup yet, and the biggest takeaway from the first look at Hamilton’s offense is that he hasn’t broken what didn’t need fixing.

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5 Responses to “Colts offense appears to be adapting well to Pep Hamilton”
  1. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    Not many positive things can be said about Hamilton.

  2. keepyerstickontheice says: Aug 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    44-20.

    They need more “adapting”.

  3. qdog112 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    Hasselbeck didn’t fare slightly better. He played a lot better than Luck. The Stanford offense is ready for the NFL, only when somebody not afraid to throw down field is the QB.

    Luck will check down all day, everyday. Hasselbeck got it to the playmaker, Hilton.

  4. playmaker22 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh its just preseason…

  5. GBwomenrhot says: Aug 12, 2013 9:49 AM

    Sorry Colt fans, the ‘Pep’ didn’t show much as Lovie’s personal project in Chicago, hopefully he does something for you….good luck!!

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