We know what to expect from the Rams in this week's inaugural preseason game. But what about those dastardly Colts? Borrowing from fellow Bloguin site 18to88.com, here is a quick scouting report of this week's opponent.
The Rams D-Line could have a field day.
The Colts' offensive line has been a source of woe for years, and this year the team is planning on plugging in two rookies: tackle Robert Costanzo and small-school guard Ben Ijalana. The early returns aren't pleasant. From a Colts' scrimmage report:
While the passing game looked very good, the running game was another story. None of the RB's could find any holes to escape for yardage. This was due mostly to the poor work of the offensive line. The offensive line opened few holes over the course of the scrimmage, and whatever holes were opened were quickly filled by a swarming linebacker. Quite simply, the offensive line in its current form isn't good. At all.
The passing game is being led by Curtis Painter, with Peyton Manning still rehabbing from offseason surgery on a cervical disk in his neck. And as any attendee of Rams camp knows, it's easy for the passing game to look good when QBs are wearing the red jersey. It's another thing entirely when Chris Long, Fred Robbins and Robert Quinn are attacking from three directions.