Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Colts Scouting Report

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Colts Scouting Report

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

Coach: Chuck Pagano (fourth year).

Record: 6-6 (tied for first in AFC South).

Last week: Lost 45-10 at Pittsburgh.

This week: at Jaguars, 1 p.m. Sunday.

Next week: vs. Houston.


Play-caller: Coordinator Rob Chudzinski.

Analysis: Chudzinski, the former Carolina Panthers coordinator and Cleveland Browns head coach, was a Colts special assistant until replacing the fired Pep Hamilton after eight games. ... In Chudzinski's four games, the Colts are 3-1, but average only 21.5 points and 304.3 yards. ... The Colts rank 24th in yards (336.3), 27th in rushing (88.8), 16th in passing (247.4), 20th in points (21.6), 13th on third down (41.2 percent) and 18th in red-zone touchdown rate (56.1). ... Indianapolis' 25 turnovers are most in the NFL. ... QB Andrew Luck missed the first Jaguars-Colts game with a rib issue and is now out with a kidney injury. ... Against Pittsburgh on Sunday night, the Colts were without WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle), LT Anthony Castonzo (knee) and RG Hugh Thornton (elbow). ... Castonzo remains week to week, but Dorsett and Thornton are expected to practice Wednesday. ... Without Castonzo and Thornton, the Colts gave up five sacks to the Steelers. ... QB Matt Hasselbeck, 40, will make his sixth start despite sustaining neck and rib injuries against the Steelers. In Week 4 against the Jaguars, he was 30-of-47 passing for 282 yards and one touchdown. He has eight TDs, four INTs and an 89.5 passer rating. ... RB Frank Gore's 702 rushing yards are 12th in the league and he has all four of the team's rushing touchdowns. Gore has no 100-yard games this year. ... In order, the WRs are T.Y. Hilton (54 catches, 855 yards, five TDs), Donte Moncrief (53-617-5) and Andre Johnson (28-367-3). ... Indianapolis' tight ends play a lot, led by Coby Fleener (67.5 percent of the snaps) with Dwayne Allen (47.4) and Jack Doyle (28.1). Fleener has 43 catches. ... Rookie seventh-round pick Denzelle Good started for Castonzo at left tackle and Lance Louis for Thornton at right guard. ... The Colts rank 29th in yards per first-down snap (4.78).


Play-caller: Coordinator Greg Manusky. …

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