Colts OC Marcus Brady explained that while they aren’t changing their offensive scheme to fit new QB Carson Wentz, they do plan to work to find ways to accentuate his strengths as a quarterback.
“Well, for the most part it’s not like we are installing a new offense just for him,” Brady said, via ColtsWire. “It’s just what fits for him, how we call a game – as far as him and Frank (Reich) will communicate, the three of us. It’s the flow of the game as far as first and second down, what are some good concepts to run, third down what he likes.”
While avoiding making any wholesale changes to their offensive scheme, it appears they will do everything they can to ensure a smooth transition with their new starting QB.
“Just going up and down of what fits him well in order to make our offense a success,” Brady said. “Not just what fits him well, but there are some things that fit our offense well that we need to improve for him, that he needs to get better and get more reps at as well. So it’s a blend of both, not everything is just built around him but is built around our entire offense.”
“Trevor has been a true professional since he has been here, Day One,” Bevell said, via John Oehser of the team’s official site. “He’s worked tirelessly to learn the offense, to learn the verbiage, to learn his teammates, to improve on the field.”
Bevell said Lawrence’s recovery from surgery in his non-throwing shoulder has not been an issue.
“Whatever the limitations are, we’ve just been going with them,” Bevell said. “It’s really not been a problem. We’re still able to get the things we need to.”
Bevell stressed the importance of putting Lawrence in opportunities to succeed and wants the quarterback to “play fast and not think.”
“You want to make sure you can give them an opportunity to be successful,” Bevell said. “It’s important for a new quarterback to be able to play fast and not think. The game’s hard enough as it is at that quarterback position. You want them to have a great handle on the things they’re asked to do.”
Bevell added that he doesn’t want to “overload” Lawrence with too much in their offseason program.
“If you overload them, then you can slow them down and slow the progression down. We’re giving him (Lawrence) a lot and seeing how much he can handle and assessing that, then there will be a time where it’s, “OK, this is what the game plan looks like for this guy.”’
Titans OT Taylor Lewan (ACL) said he is hopeful that he will be ready to participate in training camp, but doesn’t want to rush his rehab.
“I could sit here and predict a bunch of things, but you never know what can happen in these next six to seven weeks. I expect it to go swimmingly, smooth, but you never know what could happen,” Lewan said, via Kayla Anderson of WKRN. “I think what’s important is that I take every day one day at a time.”