INDIANAPOLIS — The young (Andrew Luck) and the old (Reggie Wayne) have developed quite a working relationship, despite their short time together.
They also have become of like minds when it comes to the continued development of the Indianapolis Colts’ passing attack.
With new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton now running the show, the Colts are in the middle of a metamorphosis from the downfield, big-play system that was utilized by former coordinator Bruce Arians to more of a West Coast scheme that will look to make more use of the short, controlled passing game.
According to Luck, so far so good.
“I think we’re rolling. I definitely think that we’ll take advantage of the rest of the OTAs [organized team activities] and what we have left. But heading into [mandatory] mini-camp [next week] will be big for us,” the Colts’ signal-caller said after Wednesday’s team workout.
“It will be nice to be out there. It’s been a positive segment so far. Let’s finish this segment [OTA workouts] out well and go to the next one [mandatory mini-camp].”
The continued maturation of the young Indianapolis receiving corps — primarily T.Y. Hilton and LaVon Brazill — also is paramount.
“They’re going to be a big, big part of this offense,” Luck said. “They were a big part last year. They caught a lot of balls, a lot of big balls. For us to be productive, we’re going to have to have every man on the offensive side of the ball contribute.”
Through the final week of OTA practices, the Colts’ quarterback likes what’s transpired so far.
“We’re better. And we’ll continue to get better. We’re nowhere near perfect. I hope we wouldn’t be perfect right now. But we realize that we still have a lot of work to do,” Luck said.