I like what I'm seeing from this team entering the bye week and I think they can only get better. Here is my five.
1.) I think the Colts have the bye week at a perfect time. We have several key players that are injured, but can likely return at anytime, so the bye week alleviates any pressure on them to play. It also provides the players and coaches time to assess these first five weeks and fix any weaknesses on the team (which are very few). So far the only concern I have going in, is the blocking up front.
2.) I think that our run defense is legit. I was close to being sold on it a couple of weeks earlier, but felt the defense needed to be truly tested against one of the leagues more premier backs. Chris Johnson is one of them and desptie the fact the the Titans have been so bad, Johnson has been one of the lone bright spots. Our defense just totally dominated the Titans rum defense today and even stopped them when they were being held. It will only get better once said key players are back.
3.) I think the Colts need to start moving Ugoh around and find a new place for him. It is clear now that Tony Ugoh is not an NFL left tackle after tonight's disastrous performance. If Polian doesn't want him to become a total bust, they must shift him to a guard or play him at RT and see how he does. The one thing Ugoh does well, is run block. Perhaps if he plays at guard, we can finally get some holes open on the right side... where another bust looking player may have to find a different position to play.
4.) I think we can never rule out the possibility of a trade next week. Remember, week 6 is the trade deadline and as we have seen in the past, Bill Polian isn't afraid to pull the trigger on a potential trade to make this team better. This year, there aren't as many issues or at least aren't as huge as opposed to 2006 or 2008. However, there are still issues non the less and perhaps Polian might target an offensive linemen.
5.) I think that despite all the bad blocking tonght and the lackluster running game, it wasn't as bad as tonight indicated. The Titans are allowing less that 3 yards a carry. Its not easy to run on them and tonights game was evident of that. I know ive used my two earlier "thoughts" to criticize the running game and the blocker, but in a way, I kind of felt it was exted that Tennessee was going to have success in at least that category.