Chuck Pagano has to get his team healthy enough to play and ready to play at the same time, and that’s not easy.
Thank God this one doesn’t count.
The Colts are in tatters. Injuries everywhere, and many of the healthy starters won’t play because they are borderline antiques who require protection like the sofa you were forbidden to sit on “because it’s only for special occasions”.
Who wins preseason game #3 between the Colts and Philadelphia Eagles is irrelevant, but there are a number of sidebars that make it must see TV.
Roster spots are at stake, and the evaluation of the critically important 2016 draft class continues. Andrew Luck is back from injuries, and his progress needs to be charted as well.
The two most crucial issues remain – as they do for every NFL franchise – can the Colts get to the quarterback, AND can they keep the other team from getting to their QB?
Here are the 10 big questions the Colts hope to answer tomorrow night against the Eagles:
10 – Is Chester Rogers a lock for the 53-man roster? Through camp and two preseason games, Rogers looks like an NFL wide receiver, but doing that against defenses stocked with shabby talent destined for the cut list is one thing. Getting it done against starters will be another. He played a bit with the ones against the Ravens and caught one Andrew Luck pass, so it’s so far so good for the UFA out of Grambling. Watch for Rogers to get on the field more often during the first half against the Eagles as the Colts front office tries to evaluate him. (more…)