At the halfway point of the season, the Indianapolis Colts sit at 3-5 and in third place in the AFC South, which is certainly a very disappointing and rough first half for the team.
In fact, former Colts coach and Hall of Famer Tony Dungy called the Colts the most disappointing team of the first half of the season last night on NBC’s Football Night in America.
“I’m going to say the Indianapolis Colts,” Dungy said when asked who the most disappointing team has been. “Andrew Luck is healthy this year, no excuse there, 3-5, very disappointing in Indy.”
To make matters worse for Colts fans, Dungy called the New England Patriots the biggest winner of Sunday after a convincing win over the Bills to improve to 7-1 on the year.
It’s not the first time this year we’ve heard a legendary Colt speak negatively about the Colts, either. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne previously said that the front office decisions were the “big problem” with the team, and now Dungy said that the team has been the most disappointing in the league through the first eight weeks. For a guy who loves the tradition of his franchise in Jim Irsay, that obviously should resonate with him.
And the thing is, Dungy has a point (Wayne did too): the Colts have had a bad year, and there’s no way to argue that this year has been anything but disappointing when you consider the fact that Andrew Luck was back - and especially when you consider that he’s been having his best season this year. Even for people who thought this was a bad team entering the year, it still has to be considered disappointing. And while I think there may be other teams more disappointing (Rodney Harrison mentioned the one I would have said in the Arizona Cardinals, who are 3-4-1), you could certainly make a case for it being the Colts. When you’re in third place in the worst division of football despite having a franchise quarterback who is playing well, things are pretty bad.