INDIANAPOLIS – Nyheim Hines is a single of the extra approachable, personable and obliging players in the locker room. Or on Zoom.
He’s participating and considerate. He’s a person of individuals reputable “voices’’ who generally has something worthwhile to offer you no matter the topic.
It takes a lot to set him off.
But talk to Hines about the notion he’s been a effective “gadget guy’’ in Frank Reich’s offensive toolbox, and duck.
The Indianapolis Colts’ veteran managing back again does not react with a raised voice or by waving clinched fists in the air, but there even so is an edge which is usually lacking.
Gadget person? And keep in intellect, the description was not lofted in his way in a derogatory manner. Absolutely everyone realizes the 2018 fourth-spherical draft pick has been 1 of the Colts’ most versatile offensive weapons, 1 that routinely assessments the innovative competencies of Reich to maximize his assorted, big-participate in abilities.
“I’ve never ever been a gadget dude,’’ Hines mentioned previous week on a Zoom conference simply call. “I hate when individuals connect with me that.’’
His voice was calculated, but the stare was evidence of the degree of his irritation.
“I never feel I’ve at any time been that,’’ Hines ongoing. “I’ve played functioning back again my full everyday living. I have constantly been equipped to operate the ball in among the tackles. Very last 12 months I assume that was a action to that.
“Ever due to the fact I have