I posted this as a comment in the Jaguars game summary, but thought it probably deserves its own post to illustrate why the Colts kickoff returner can never even make it to the 20 unless it's a touchback.
The Colts received four kickoffs in the game, with Rhodes returning each of them.
The first kickoff started the game. Rhodes lead blockers are Ricardo Mathews and Keyunta Dawson (circled yellow). They don’t even bother to touch the lead Jaguar coming down the field. (circled in red) Next, Blair White is unable to get in front of his guy. (Between the red and yellow circles) Al Afalava’s blocking assignment goes right by him. (circled pink) Kudos to Taj Smith (at the bottom) who at least blocked his assignment out of the play.
The result is a stop at the 18.
Next kickoff is the exact same story. We have Blair White eating turf (circled pink) as his assignment goes by him. We have Eric Foster apparently kneeling before his assignment (circled yellow). Al Afalava (circled red) once again completely whiffs on his assignment. Despite this, Rhodes takes it to the 23 before being tackled. Yeah! Beyond the 20! But wait…
"Block in the back on 10 [Taj Smith]"
The result is a start from the 8 yard line.
Don’t think it can get worse? Well, it does. On the third kickoff, you have two guys who don’t have ANYBODY near them. (circled yellow) Apparently, Jags #24 Owens is Superman because 4 Colts decide to block him. (circled red) Rhodes has ZERO chance on this one.
The result is a start from the 16 yard line.
Finally, on the fourth and final kickoff to the Colts of the game, Rhodes gives it the "F-it!" and takes a knee. Can you blame him after the first three kickoffs?