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ers camping out inside a cramped hotel room late last summer http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/adam-vinatieri-jersey , reveling in the sound of silence.For the undrafted rookie who attended high school on Indy's east side before heading to Cincinnati, cutdown weekend seemed like the perfect antithesis of draft weekend.In the spring, every college prospect dreams of picking up the phone and hearing an NFL team on the other end. But if that call comes in the first 72 hours following the preseason finale, everyone knows it's probably time to turn in a playbook and find another job.So Bond spent those first 24 hours waiting it out alone before accepting a dinner invite from his mother across town."I didn't really come out of my room that first day. Didn't get the call," Bond said. "So my mom had ended up telling me she wanted to have dinner for me and I went over and she surprised me with a lot of family. So it was an exciting time in my life."It seems just about everyone who's played in the NFL has some semblance of the same story.Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy often started decision weekend by talking about when he sat inside a room with Pittsburgh Steelers greats Joe Greene, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris when the knock on the door came. Dungy took a quick look around the room and instantly realized none of the four future Hall of Famers were about to be cut.But this weekend, all around the league, the stories bubble up again.Bond and a few teammates have already recounted their tales to a group of wide-eyed rookies, still hopeful of landing their dream job and some of whom envision extending the Colts' streak of consecutive seasons with an undrafted rookie on the opening day roster.Last year, Bond and punter Rodrigo Sanchez helped keep the streak alive. Now, a whole new batch of rookies will try to make it 20 consecutive years albeit on a roster with significantly fewer openings."I've heard, a couple times http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/rigoberto-sanchez-jersey ," said linebacker Skai Moore, the South Carolina product who started turning heads in rookie minicamp. "What's it been, like 19 seasons an undrafted rookie made the team? Yeah, I've heard that a couple times. I hope I can (make it 20)."Moore seems like the best bet.He's been starting at middle linebacker while Anthony Walker recovers from an injured groin. But Moore isn't the only potential prospect on the roster.Cornerback Henre' Toliver has steadily moved ahead of several other undrafted rookies on the depth chart and now may have to fend off Lenzy Pipkins, whom Indy acquired in a trade with Green Bay earlier this week.Receiver Steve Ishmael is fourth on the team in receptions while safety George Odum has one of the Colts' two interceptions. Kicker Mike Badgley is 5 for 5 on field goals, including a 51-yarder he made in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over San Francisco.Each has one more chance to impress the coaches at Cincinnati on Thursday.The biggest longshot might be Badgley, who finds himself behind one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history. Adam Vinatieri enters the season needing seven field goals to become the league's career leader and 58 points to pass Morten Andersen as the league's career scoring leader.Badgley has done nothing to hurt himself and may actually have done enough to find a spot on another team. Besides, he has Vinatieri's stamp of approval."He's wise beyond his years and we have had a lot of good conversations," Vinatieri said. "He's a really strong-minded kid and obviously very, very talented as well. So here, there, anywhere, he's going to be successful."The reality of the salary cap is teams need productivity out of capable Authentic Quenton Nelson Jersey , less costly players such as Moore and Bond.Bond did his part in 2017, replacing the injured Ryan Kelly as Indy's starting center for the first four games — until he was carted off the field at Seattle with a season-ending torn quadriceps.There have been plenty of examples of other undrafted rookies playing big roles for the Colts. Center Jeff Saturday signed with Indy after selling electrical supplies in North Carolina and went on to form the longest-playing center-quarterback duo with Peyton Manning in league history.Dominic Rhodes rushed for 1,104 yards as a rookie in 2001 after replacing the injured Edgerrin James. Five years later, Rhodes had a vital part in Indy's Super Bowl title-winning run.Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle wound up making the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie before the Colts claimed him off waivers in 2013.And Bond's advice to Moore, or anyone else feeling the angst this weekend is simple: Keep the head up and the phone might not ring."I wouldn't say you should be nervous about it. I would say just stay positive," he said. "This is not just an interview with the team you're playing with at the time, it's an interview for every team in the league. So keep a positive mindset and go out and perform at your best." Colts center Ryan Kelly was impressive paving the way for inside runs against the Oakland Raiders. He had one goal line but spent much of the day dominating nose tackle Johnathan Hankins and helping to lead the way for a second consecutive 200-yard rushing performance.While inside blocking is nice, one of the big themes for offensive linemen in Frank Reich’s offense is the ability pull and get a body on defenders in space. This ability helps stretch the field laterally, can be used to misdirect defenders, and can lead to effective screen plays. We have already noted that Quenton Nelson, Mark Glowinski and right tackle Braden Smith have done well in this area. Today, we will examine Ryan Kelly’s ability to pull and block on the move.While this isn’t an explosive play, it yields four or five yards. Ryan Kelly (#78) doesn’t have a huge role in the outcome here Authentic Ryan Kelly Jersey , as Marlon Mack (#25) bounces the run inside, but he gets a nice kick out block on the edge that could have resulted in a big play. Unfortunately, Braden Smith (#72) was unable to get to Marquel Lee (#55) at the second level on the backside. This allowed Lee to flow to the edge and redirect the run into traffic.It is important to understand the expectation of an offensive lineman who is asked to block in space or on the move, particularly when he is asked to seal the edge or to kick out defenders on a pull. It is easy to envision an offensive lineman running through defenders, driving them 20 yards down the field, looking like a runaway bulldozer. This isn’t a realistic expectation for an effective block in these situations.The reality is that offensive linemen are not nearly as fast as the players they’re leading (which you knew). It takes an all out sprint to get in place before a speedy running back or other ball carrier is breathing down their necks. As a result, the expectation is to get a body on the defender in space and redirect the player enough to allow the ball carrier to pick up additional yards and get to the next level.With that understanding, it is easy to identify that Kelly does his job here. The safety has to come down and make the play. If the safety isn’t there and Jack Doyle isn’t called for a hold, Kelly did enough to allow Hines to run for a 40-yard touchdown.This is another strong play. Kelly gets to the edge before Hines and is able to turn the corner to get a body on the linebacker. This isn’t a powerful collision and he doesn’t blow up the defender. He doesn’t have to. He gets around the edge, redirects the defender, and Hines is taking on a safety at the second level of the defense.Kelly is asked to do something different in this play. The entire offensive line is tasked with a zone run to the right. They all take initial steps toward play direction and attempt to open a lane for Hines. One key is stopping the flow of defenders down the line. If defenders can simply mirror the running back and force him to stay lateral, they won’t give up meaningful yards.As a result, Kelly must find a way to get in front of the defenders and turn them back. He does exactly that on this play Womens Matt Slauson Jersey , sealing the back side and gives Hines some room to cut the run up field. Jack Doyle (#84) is unable to maintain inside leverage on a defensive back in space, which shuts the door on what could have been a nice running lane.This is another nice block on the move. Mark Glowinski (#64) quickly passes the defender to Kelly who is able to maintain outside leverage and drive the defensive lineman down the field. Sure, the defender ends up making the tackle on the play but he is seven yards down the field. If Glowinski and Chester Rogers (#80) are able to sustain their blocks a little better, Kelly and his man wouldn’t have been an issue.This is one of the prettier blocks you will see an interior offensive lineman make on a backside seal. At the snap, Kelly has to cross behind Mark Glowinski, who is down blocking. This transition is the key to everything working. Kelly does an excellent job cleanly navigating to the outside and is so quick to engage the defensive lineman that there is no chance the defender can impact the play. The pairing of Glowinski and Kelly on this play results in domination on the edge. If Braden Smith could seal Kyle WIlber (#58) to the inside, Hines may have been off to the races for a 25-yard touchdown run.ANALYSISRyan Kelly has been generating considerable praise from his offensive line coach, who calls him the best center in the NFL. Somehow, he has taken a backseat in the media due to bigger surprises from rookie draft picks and an otherwise overlooked off-season signing. The film room review this week has shown that Kelly is deserving of the praise his coaching staff is throwing his way.We will close out our review of Kelly’s performance against the Raiders with a piece on blocking at the second level.


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