With a home loss to the Houston Texans Cheap Braden Smith Jersey , the Colts are officially a quarter of the way through the season. snap counts and seeing how this team is being used in terms of playing time. While there will undoubtedly be changes in the coming weeks as some of the Colts starters get healthy or other injuries occur, we are beginning to get an idea of what playing time will look like for this team. Let’s jump into the week four snap counts and see what there is to be learned.Offense#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentNotesIt isn’t surprising given overtime, but 90 snaps is a lot to play in advance of a short week. The whole offensive line and Andrew Luck got a lot of miles and have to go again Thursday. Even guys like Eric Ebron and Nyheim Hines who played less than they did spent a normal game’s length of time out on the field. That could play a factor this week.Nyheim Hines doubled Jordan Wilkins’ snaps this week, which is the second week in a row that has been the case. It isn’t that Wilkins is playing poorly, but Hines offers an explosive advantage in the passing game that Wilkins doesn’t. It will be interesting to see how their time is impacted with the return of Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin.The loss of T.Y. Hilton to injury required WR Zach Pascal to step in and be a factor, which he did well, going 6 for 10 for 56 yards and a touchdown. This offense has had to call into significant roles many of their younger depth players due to injury. If they are able to get their starters healthy, that experience could prove very valuable for their depth players.Defense#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentNotesThe Colts had 8 defenders with more than 70 defensive snaps. On a short week where they have to play an offense that just put up 5 touchdowns and 449 yards of offense, that should be a bit concerning.Jihad Ward saw his snaps drop slightly, but still managed to record himself another sack. The Colts are getting nice situational contribution and value for him.Denico Autry didn’t get eased back in at all. After missing time, he was back and all in Cheap T.Y. Hilton Jersey , playing 76 defensive snaps. This might point to the team erring on the side of caution with regard to guys coming back from injury. Pierre Desir continued to get a ton of snaps with Quincy Wilson out. Expect that to continue even if Wilson is back, given that Kenny Moore left with a concussion and on a short week is almost certain to be out Thursday.Chris Milton was in on a lot of snaps filling in for Kenny Moore. 55 total snaps played including his special teams contribution. The Colts will be hurting if Milton spends that much time on the field against the Patriots on Thursday.Special Teams#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentDefensive Outlook: Three things to look for on the Colts defense vs. the Ravens The Indianapolis Colts defense is still a work in progress, and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is still shifting players around for the starting unit. For the second preseason game, here’s what I’ll be looking for against the Baltimore Ravens.Simon SaysThe defense changing from a 3-4 to a 4-3 scheme ultimately made John Simon the odd man out in the linebacker room — speculation marked him a candidate for one of the roster cuts that are bound to occur before Week 1 hits the spectrum. He’s proving just the opposite. Simon accumulated 37 tackles, three sacks and a pick-six in just six games, injuring his shoulder against Jacksonville Jaguars in late October. His absence was felt, because the defense was hurting even more without him on the field. He’s proving that he will be an important commodity for 16 games in 2018. In the first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks tackles, the veteran put together three tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in under 10 snaps. Those stats weren’t made from his prototypical position. He’s transitioning to defensive end and he’s making a name for himself. Colts head coach Frank Reich took notice against the Seahawks, as he has during training camp. Important is right. With Tarrell Basham struggling to assert himself as the starter, despite having a lot potential http://www.coltscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-skai-moore-jersey , Simon needs to be on the field as much as possible. The struggles of Basham have been disappointing, to say the least, and the Colts will need him to step up his play for this defensive unit to be serviceable. Simon’s play is even more crucial factoring in the injury to rookie Kemoko Turay. While Turay is making his way back from his knee problem, it’s starting to look at if Simon might be the best option in that spot. For now, that starting defensive end spot, opposite of Jabaal Sheard, is in the hands of Simon, and I hope he can prove his pass-rushing abilities even further against Joe Flacco and/or Lamar Jackson. Hookered, line, and Geathers The Colts are ‘hoping’ Clayton Geathers will suit up against the Ravens, and the Colts fan base is hoping as well. Geathers, 26 http://www.coltscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-kenny-moore-jersey , played in five of the Colts’ final six games last year, finishing with just eight tackles. While feeling healed from his neck injury, the talented safety decided to have minor procedure on his knee. That surgery sidelined Geathers for most of the Colts’ offseason workout programs, including the first few days of training camp. Malik Hooker, who suffered a torn ACL a year ago, was activated for the PUP list on August 2, a great sign for the blue and white. While Hooker isn’t expected to play against the Ravens, the Colts are targeting the third preseason (against the 49ers) for the ideal return date for the former Buckeye. Geathers and Hooker have seen their workloads gradually increase as the preseason progresses. Recently, the two have been in pads during live 11-on-11 periods, which is a great sign in its own right. Even if it’s for a snap, seeing Hooker or Geathers on the field would be a blessing for this team moving forward.