Mike Silver of NFL Network reports that Colts OC Pep Hamilton is facing pressure to “step up his game” in the coming weeks.
- Silver’s sources added that the feeling is that Hamilton is having hard time adjusting to his first year in the NFL.
The Colts offense has struggled mightily in the past few weeks and there is no question that Hamilton could have done a better job. Hamilton, a first-year coordinator out of Stanford, has implemented a much different offensive scheme to that of former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians who left for the Cardinals head coaching position.
Indianapolis has been a mess since Reggie Wayne went down, but there is plenty of blame to go around. Andrew Luck hasn’t been all that great either, and their offensive line continues to be one of the worst units in the league. The Colts are benching Trent Richardson in favor of Donald Brown, despite sending the Browns a first-round pick in 2014 for him.
Hamilton needs to find a better balance while giving his young quarterback more time in the pocket. We’ll have to see how he does in the over the course of the season or there is at least a chance the Colts could be looking for a new offensive coordinator this offseason.