The Colts didn’t look good earlier tonight in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. But, it was just the first preseason game which is nothing to worry about. With Peyton Manning out for the preseason it gives the Colts a good chance to give the QBs behind him a long look. First up was Jim Sorgi and he took the Colts right down the field before settling on a field goal. Sorgi was 7 of 10 passing for 66 yards and he looked effective. The QB that looked the best on the night was Quinn Gray who was the next QB up. Gray completed 10 of 19 passes for 160 yards with a TD pass to Onrea Jones (30 yards). Gray was effective buying time in the pocket and delivering the football where it needed to go. Finally on the night it was Jared Lorenzen’s turn and he was the big reason for the loss tonight. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 93 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 interception. The interception was returned 38 yards for a TD by cornerback Matterral Richardson of the Colts. Another performance like tonight and Lorenzen will be looking for a new job. Rookie Mike Hart looked sharp on offense as he carried the football 4 times for 53 yards (13.3 ypc) and he also caught 3 passes for 28 yards (9.3 avg). The Colts finished up carrying the football 20 times for 113 yards (5.7 ypc) and they completed 29 of 50 passes (58%) for 297 yards.
The Colts’ defense wasn’t really that sharp either. Linebacker Jordan Senn was all over the field for the Colts tonight leading the team with 11 tackles. Fellow linebacker Marcus Howard also had a good game with 3 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The Redskins rushed for 156 yards on 31 carries (5.0 ypc) and they completed 19 of 22 passes (86.4%) for 199 yards tonight. The Colts have some work to do on defense as the Redskins did whatever they wanted tonight. Still, don’t lose any sleep over this game as it was just the first preseason game.