5 Questions Indianapolis Colts Must Answer During Training Camp

Questions Indianapolis Colts Must Answer During Training Camp

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The Indianapolis Colts have a very bright future with a mostly young, talented roster. But that doesn't mean training camp is going to be without questions. As is the case with all teams, this is a time when answers need to start leaking. Here are the top five questions the Colts need to address during training camp.

Who is going to start at right guard?

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Who is going to start at right guard?

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After a rough rookie campaign in 2013, many fans do not want to see Hugh Thornton back in a starting role this season. He was one of the worst guards in the league, allowing 39 pressures in pass protection. The two other candidates for this job are rookie Jack Mewhort and veteran Lance Louis. Though Thornton seems to have a slight edge right now, the job is still there to be taken.

Will the "run-first" scheme stick?

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Will the "run-first" scheme stick?

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Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton took some heat last season for forcing the issue on the ground and not unleashing Andrew Luck. His run-first mentality not only seemingly lacks the necessary personnel, it leaves short the potential of Luck and a slew of excellent wide receivers.

Can the wide receivers be as good as advertised?

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Can the wide receivers be as good as advertised?

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As long as everyone stays healthy, Andrew Luck has some amazing talents to work with on the outside. Reggie Wayne should be completely healed and ready to go, youngster T.Y. Hilton has the most yards (1,944) through any player's first two seasons in franchise history and veteran Hakeem Nicks also joins the crew as a free agent signee. If this group works at full capacity, look out.

Who will replace Robert Mathis during his suspension?

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Who will replace Robert Mathis during his suspension?

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The Colts' best defensive player on the roster, Robert Mathis, will be missed for the first four games of the season due to a suspension. So who steps up to fill that spot while he's out? A lot of pressure will be put on linebacker Bjoern Werner, a first-round draft pick who had to battle through injuries during his first season. That outside linebacker position could seriously be lacking the first few games of the season, though.

Who's going to be healthy?

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Who's going to be healthy?

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Many veterans have been plagued with injury recently, including Reggie Wayne, Vick Ballard, Dwayne Allen and Donald Thomas. Those who are looking to go full-time coming off an injury are Montori Hughes and Fili Moala. Wayne, Ballard, Bradshaw and Thomas are not available.