Jonathan Taylor’s reps for the Colts were “ramped up” during practice; he should see more snaps on Sunday.

Jonathan Taylor’s reps for the Colts were “ramped up” during practice; he should see more snaps on Sunday.

 

On game days, Jonathan Taylor of the Colts should carry the ball more and more as his conditioning catches up.

With the team wearing pads on Wednesday, head coach Shane Steichen claims that the Indianapolis Colts are “ramping up” running back Jonathan Taylor’s practice reps (via ESPN’s Stephen Holder):.

RB Jonathan Taylor may see more of a workload on Sunday in Jacksonville, according to Colts coach Shane Steichen, who says they will “ramp him up” in practice this week.

There was no doubt that Taylor would take on a heavier workload once he continued to regain optimal conditioning.
After all, the Colts paid him more than any other running back in the NFL and gave him six carries per game going forward.

Notwithstanding this, it is evident that Zack Moss has established himself in this backfield after recording 23 carries for 165 total rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in his career-opening performance.

This should be closer to a 60-40 split on Sunday, with Moss getting a little bit more snaps than Taylor, considering that he has at least a few game day snaps under his history.
But in a few weeks, I think Taylor will regain the majority of carries and become a workhorse once again.
The platoon is getting closer to being evenly balanced.

The fact that the Colts have a breakout running back in Moss, who has run extremely well thus far, and a superstar running back in Taylor, who is returning from PUP, is a luxury.

Even though Moss will likely still play significant snaps, this will still be Taylor’s backfield in the end, which is good because it will help keep Taylor fresh for the final stretch and possibly an AFC playoff run.

 

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