“What is our identity?” he said. “We have all these pieces, but what are we? Are we a running team? Are we a passing team? Who are the passing options?”
The Colts focused on the offensive side during the offseason, signing receiver Andre Johnson, running back Frank Gore and selecting receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the draft to go with quarterback Andrew Luck, receivers T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Allen and fellow tight end Coby Fleener.
But the Colts have struggled to score this season. They’re 27th in the league, averaging just 18.0 points a game after averaging 28.6 points a game last season.
“Do we want to be better? Yes, of course,” Allen said. “Will be better? We’ll see.”
Allen pointed out how the Colts were able to spread the ball around against the Jacksonville Jaguars with backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck starting in place of Luck, who was out with an injured shoulder, on Sunday. Hasselbeck attempted passes to seven different players. The 282 yards passing against the Jaguars are a season high for the Colts.
“I think having Matt out there Sunday and seeing the way he distributed the ball, that is a step in the right direction,” Allen said. “It’s definitely a step in the right direction. That’s what we need; the ball finding all of our playmakers' hands and going in the direction of all of our playmakers.”