"(Allen) gives you a chance to do some other things. His skillset allows us to protect it up, or throw it or run it when we see the advantage. He gives us an advantage because he can do some things in the backfield, do some things in-line where Coby (Fleener) we feel like has blossomed as an outside guy. It gives you a little more of a chance to be creative."
Losing him last season was noticeable as Hamilton's original, miscalculated game plan called for a run-heavy base offense. The scheme was like a weight around the Colts' offense the first part of the season, until an adjustment was made. Had Allen been in the lineup, his ability to block could have helped lift some of that weight (though the decision not to ride Andrew Luck was wrongheaded from the get go.)