Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni on the importance of keeping TE Mo Alie-Cox involved in the offense, third down improvements & more
» Even with Jack Doyle and, soon enough, Trey Burton returning at tight end, there will be an emphasis to ensure Mo Alie-Cox is getting the football: The Colts spent most of training camp with Doyle, Burton and Alie-Cox, in that order, as their top three tight ends — a formidable, all-around group of talented blockers and receivers, all of whom bring a little bit different flavor to the passing game.
But Burton would suffer a calf injury in the team’s second training camp scrimmage at Lucas Oil Stadium just before the start of the regular season, which would land him on injured reserve and force him to miss at least he first three games of the year.
Doyle, meanwhile, missed the Colts’ Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings with knee and ankle injuries.
That left Alie-Cox as the team’s primary tight end that day at Lucas Oil Stadium,