Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines Indianapolis Colt tight end Mo Alie-Cox, a versatile option in the passing game.
When I have a chance, I like to ask followers to give me a player they’d like to learn more about. Among the candidates this week was Mo Alie-Cox.
The Colts’ third-string tight end who has seen field time over the years in two- and three- tight end sets but earned extensive playing time last week against the Vikings with both Jack Doyle and Trey Burton rehabbing injuries. I’d like to tell you that the most striking thing about Alie-Cox in this performance was the level of trust that Philip Rivers had to target the tight end in tight coverage.
But when I think about Rivers’ career with the Chargers, the veteran has always had a knack with getting a lot from reserves, especially at the tight end position. This doesn’t diminish Alie-Cox’s skills and versatility to become a consistent figure in the passing game, especially with the unit suffering injuries to Doyle, Burton, and Parris Campbell.
As you’ll see below, Alie-Cox can generate big plays as a receiver in space, up the seam, and at the boundary. Expect him to remain a prominent part of the offense in 2020.
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