Mo Alie-Cox
It’s time to free Mo Alie-Cox. If the Colts aren’t going to make the former VCU basketball standout a big part of the offense, send him to someone that will. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

It’s Time To Free Mo Alie-Cox

The Indianapolis Colts found themselves a star in Mo Alie-Cox. I’m just not sure if they know it yet. The former VCU basketball player is turning into a stud tight end. The Colts just have decided they’re not going to use him. I need more Mo Alie-Cox in my life, and it’s time for the Colts to unleash the beast.

Alie-Cox is playing the third most tight end snaps on the roster. He’s third in the pecking order behind Jack Doyle and Trey Burton. Both Burton and Doyle are fine players, but Alie-Cox needs to be a more significant part of the offense.

The Colts have suffered significant injuries at wide receiver. Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell are both on IR; TY Hilton, Zach Pascal, and Daurice Fountain are the only listed starters. There’s no reason Cox shouldn’t be on the field more.

In five games, Alie-Cox has just 14 targets. Of course, he’s made the most of them, notching a 78.6% catch rate reeling in 11 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Alie-Cox, on a limited opportunity, has become one of the best red-zone threats in the game. At 6-foot-5, he’s a nightmare to cover on those 50-50 balls, and Alie-Cox is winning virtually all of them.

Philip Rivers isn’t the same quarterback he used to be. He’s lost a step and needs all the help he can get. The Colts have a 6-foot-5 heat-seeking piss missile that catches damn near everything thrown his direction. Help me understand why that guy isn’t on the field?

I’m sure Doyle and Burton are nice guys. I know outside of a Philly Special, neither have made significant impacts in the league. If the Colts don’t want to free Mo Alie-Cox, send him to a team that will.