WESTFIELD, Ind. — Colts coach Frank Reich had a message for quarterback Jacob Eason throughout Wednesday’s coaching camp apply at Grand Park: “Hey, that is the way in which to bounce again.”
After some struggles on Tuesday, Eason and the Colts’ offense put in a robust morning of labor Wednesday throughout the crew’s second padded apply of coaching camp. Eason made some aggressive and assured throws, like when he used his arm power to zip a cross into a good window to large receiver Zach Pascal over the center throughout 11 on 11 work.
“At present, proper from the beginning, very first interval — I am positive you guys may see it and really feel it, and that was beginning with Jacob,” Reich stated.
Reich famous Wednesday’s apply was lighter on set up, and the Colts’ offense started repeating performs that had been put in earlier in camp. That helped with the offense’s higher execution, as did Eason and the remainder of the gamers having a usually good day.
And practices just like the one Eason had Wednesday are a part of the rising course of for Eason as he builds a basis of confidence forward of his preseason debut Aug. 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium towards the Carolina Panthers.
“Confidence is a giant deal, and there is just one option to get it and that is execute,” Reich stated. “Execute and stack play by play. The quarterback place’s robust, you are depending on plenty of different guys, so you’ll be able to have a number of issues go unsuitable that generally aren’t your fault however it displays on you. However that is the job. You continue to gotta discover methods to beat that. At present was a very good day for all of the quarterbacks however Jacob particularly.”
Nelson follows Wentz with profitable process on foot
Just like the foot process quarterback Carson Wentz underwent 24 hours prior, the identical process on left guard Quenton Nelson “went in addition to might be anticipated,” Reich stated.
“Identical good report, out and in, all the pieces else appears good,” Reich continued. “Talked to him this morning, was in good spirits. You all know Quenton’s received this depth about him — I can guarantee you that after having the process that depth did not change one bit. Simply speaking about how he’ll method the subsequent few weeks to proceed to get higher every single day. He isn’t going to waste a day. He is already given me his plan every single day, so love his method.”
Nelson took to Instagram to supply an replace Wednesday morning, too, writing:
“third surgical procedure of the offseason within the books, no time for pity. ** that. Reality is, I am grateful, grateful the early a part of the agenda says 5 weeks. That offers me 5 weeks to do all the pieces I can bodily and mentally to be able to go Week 1 to smash these targets.”
Reich happy with O-line’s work
With Nelson (foot), heart Ryan Kelly (elbow) and left sort out Eric Fisher (Achilles’) all out, the Colts are practising with out 60 % of their projected beginning offensive line. And but, every single day Jonathan Taylor nonetheless rips off an explosive run or two (or three) whereas Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines choose up productive carries.
So whereas the Colts’ line of defense has been swarming over the past week, Reich stated he is proud of how the offensive line has responded to needing so many subsequent males up. And the reps guys like Danny Pinter, Chris Reed and Sam Tevi are getting now ought to solely assist bolster the Colts’ depth later.
“I feel the O-line, even with out Eric, with out Quenton, with out Ryan, I am not going to lie, I have been very impressed with the offensive line, with out these guys in there,” Reich stated. “I really feel like we’re operating the ball in camp, now that the pads are on I feel there’s plenty of good issues displaying up. I really feel actually good in regards to the depth that we’re constructing and I feel a few of these guys have confirmed they’ll play beginning soccer for us if wanted.”
They stated it
“I did not assume he was human. He is in all probability nonetheless not human. He is in all probability going to be again faster than we predict. – Operating again Nyheim Hines on left guard Quenton Nelson
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