INDIANAPOLIS – Nyheim Hines is just one of the far more approachable, personable and obliging players in the locker place. Or on Zoom.
He’s partaking and thoughtful. He’s a single of individuals dependable “voices’’ who frequently has anything worthwhile to provide regardless the subject matter.
It usually takes a great deal to set him off.
But request Hines about the notion he’s been a successful “gadget guy’’ in Frank Reich’s offensive toolbox, and duck.
The Indianapolis Colts’ veteran running back does not react with a elevated voice or by waving clinched fists in the air, but there even so is an edge that is commonly missing.
Gadget male? And continue to keep in head, the description wasn’t lofted in his direction in a derogatory manner. Absolutely everyone realizes the 2018 fourth-spherical draft pick has been a person of the Colts’ most functional offensive weapons, one particular that routinely exams the inventive expertise of Reich to improve his varied, massive-play talents.
“I’ve never been a gadget man,’’ Hines stated past 7 days on a Zoom meeting simply call. “I loathe when folks call me that.’’
His voice was measured, but the stare was proof of the amount of his irritation.
“I really do not feel I’ve ever been that,’’ Hines continued. “I’ve played functioning again my full existence. I’ve always been ready to operate the ball in amongst the tackles. Very last 12 months I imagine that was a stage to that.
“Ever considering that I’ve been in the NFL I