Deon Cain Ready To Create Hype In Games, After Flashing In Practice

Deon Cain Ready To Create Hype In Games, After Flashing In Practice

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Deon Cain Ready To Create Hype In Games, After Flashing In Practice

In Deon Cain, the Colts have a second-year wide receiver who they remain very bullish on. What is Cain’s outlook going into 2019?

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INDIANAPOLISFrank Reich’s comments are just a small snippet of how high the Colts remain on Deon Cain.

 

“You guys know we were very excited about what Deon showed, how quickly he picked things up and the playmaking ability that he showed,” Reich says about what Cain did put on display early on at last year’s Training Camp.

 

The Colts are extremely bullish on the talent level of Cain and they are eager to see that back on the practice field later this month.

 

Cain’s arrival to Westfield in a few weeks will make his return to the site where he turned some heads last year.

 

As Cain, a 6th round pick in 2018, rose on the depth chart, his promising rookie campaign was suddenly cut short.

 

A torn ACL in last season’s preseason opener, which took place in Seattle on August 7th, had Cain in full rehab mode for the past year.

 

Cain has since gone back and watched that play in Seattle, thinking what he could have done differently to avoid such a decimating injury.

 

“I’m the type of person that I want to critique everything,” Cain now says. “I probably think I got hurt because I didn’t really get low in my break or something like that.”

 

With an even bigger focus on fundamentals in returning to the practice field for the start of camp, Cain is eager to turn the chatter he created last year in practice, into results on Sunday’s.

 

On paper, Cain is probably viewed as the team’s fourth receiver behind the likes of T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell.

 

Cain’s health, and when he gets fully back is the unknown though considering how we saw Malik Hooker take time last year before he felt like his normal self again (Hooker tore his ACL in October of 2017, whereas Cain tore his in August 2018).

 

Will an earlier rehab head start for Cain, compared to Hooker, lead to quicker on-field results?

 

While that’s possible, the confident Cain is just ready to create the same stir in a game setting, like he did last year at Grand Park.

 

“I feel like everyone hyped up (what I did) in practice,” Cain says. “Everybody knows that I’m more of a gamer. That’s just totally me. Practice you are supposed to do that and the game you are just supposed to have fun.

 

“I’m more excited about the preseason than anyone else to go out there, get my feet wet and make plays. That’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m actually ready for the games. That’s how I know I can really get jiggy.”

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