Once again we have had the Indianapolis Colts bring our hopes of a full four-quarter game, with a lead at the half, to a screeching halt as they give the game away in near blowout fashion. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett went from showing obvious signs of progression even from last week, to being subjected to constant pressure in the second half due to a lack of in-game adjustments within the Colts protection scheme.
Additionally, the Colts two most explosive playmakers, T.Y. Hilton and Marlon Mack, combined for 3 total touches. Mack was in position to exploit mismatches, yet the play did not call for him to run an effective route.
Jack Doyle, who is largely the most sure-handed receiver on the roster, has been anything but lately and has already fumbled more times this season than he did in his entire career previous to this year. What is wrong with Doyle?
We also have the fact that struggling rookie Tarell Basham wasn’t active, forcing only three outside linebackers to carry the load throughout the game. Defensive rotations — or a lack thereof — and a lack of any significant drives on offense forced the defense to wear down again making the defense nearly non-existent in the final 30 minutes of the game.
Chuck Pagano, the coordinators, the players and many other aspects are to blame for the Colts pathetic second-half performances this season, and if something of note doesn’t change it won’t get any better either.
When can we get some consistency? Unfortunately, probably not this season.
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