Mike Wells: Best case scenario: 16-0 and win the Super Bowl. Worst case scenario: 0-16 and entire coaching staff and front office gets fired. I'm only teasing. Best case scenario: 13-3. Worst case: 10-6. I predicted that the Colts would go 13-3 when the schedule came out in the spring because the additions they made during the offseason and the thought process that their defense will be at least somewhat better. I say 10-6 is their worst-case scenario, which still isn't bad, because they're fortunate to play in the AFC South. Let's say the Houston Texans
sweep the Colts this season (I don't see it really happening), Indy will still pick up four victories over Jacksonville and Tennessee. That means the Colts only have to go 6-4 the rest of the season with eight of those games against teams from the AFC East and NFC South.
Wells: It all depends if Donte Moncrief
is the No. 3 or 4 receiver on the depth chart. Moncrief has to be able to hold off first-round draft pick Phillip Dorsett
to be the Colts' No. 3 receiver. How many snaps Moncrief gets will be determined by where he's at on the depth chart and what formation they're using because they have enough talent on offense that offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be able to mix and match groups together. Three receivers, two tight ends and a running back. Four receivers, one tight end and a running back. Two receivers, three tight ends and a running back. The possibilities are endless for the Colts.
Wells: I don't see Geathers starting Week 1 in Buffalo, but he has the talent to possibly take the job from Lowery at some point in the season. Dorsett was obviously the main attraction among the rookies during offseason workouts, but I'd have to say Geathers was second on that list. Coach Chuck Pagano's quote about Geathers says a lot about how the team views the fourth-round pick if he continues to progress. "He's going to be one of those guys that in today's football you can play inside as a dime (linebacker) and get faster, get more speed on the field and matchup with the tight ends that we've got to cover now, the backs out of the backfield and things like that," Pagano said. "He's going to contribute, not only on defense, but he should be an outstanding special teamer as well."