Colts' Rogers says the franchise feels like a 'real organization'


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - At the team's northwest side training facility, in front of the Colts media staff, third-year wide receiver Chester Rogers gave a damning indictment of the franchise’s previous coaching regime.

"This is what a real organization feels like."

Since Frank Reich and his staff have taken over in Indy, holdover players have been forthcoming with their thoughts on the Chuck Pagano era.

“No knock on the last offense, but this one is gonna be really good,” Rogers said

On Tuesday, Rogers became the latest in a line of Colts players to offer their take on the new direction of the franchise.

The Colts averaged just 16.4 points per game a season ago, third worst in the NFL.

“We’re not handicapped,” Rogers said of the new offense, installed by Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.

“More flexible,” was another term Rogers used to describe the system. It's a system Colts players say will put them in a position to succeed.

Successful seasons have been hard to come by for the Colts. Perhaps the influx of new ideas and new voices will return a championship feeling to the organization.

Notes: Pencils Down!

On Tuesday, we learned that OC Nick Sirianni gives his offensive players a written test once or twice a week. The test requires the players to know the positions of everyone on offense. Many of the Colts say they like the new testing system and the grade reporting method. After the test, the scores are posted for everyone to see.

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