Well, Colts fans, we are nearing the midpoint of the season. To say it has been a rough year would be seriously underselling things. This season has been the equivalent of a root canal without anesthesia. Amidst all that frustration I was hoping to find some way to provide something at least a little bit positive for you.
So, for your enjoyment and to hopefully lift your downtrodden spirits this Friday, here is a look at some of the best plays by the Colts so far this season. They are offered largely without context and intended to just be appreciated for what they are. Because, let’s be honest, as far as 2017 goes, we all may have to learn to appreciate the small victories. They might be the only ones we get.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett hooking up with wide receiver Donte Moncrief on a deep strike. Truly a thing of beauty.
Rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson makes an excellent pass breakup downfield to prevent a big play.
Rookie safety Malik Hooker and Wilson working together to create Hooker’s first interception in the league.
What’s that? Just a 34-year-old running back scampering down the field for a 21-yard gain.
Brissett to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for a 25-yard completion against the Cleveland Browns. It would not be their last connection.
Backed up deep and throwing from their own end zone, Brissett completes a nice, 34-yarder to Moncrief.
Hilton turns a 15-yard gain into a 61-yard touchdown.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin makes a heads-up play on a bobbled pass for a nice interception.
Rookie cornerback Nate Hairston gets to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a sack and safety.
Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard gets Wilson for another sack. The play was reversed to reflect the sack after review.
Safety Matthias Farley with the prettiest “tip drill” interception you might ever see.
An excellent 18-yard touchdown pass from Brissett to Moncrief.
Hooker with another interception, and the best stiff arm I’ve ever seen from a defensive player. Brutal.
Rookie running back Marlon Mack gashes the San Francisco 49ers for a 22-yard touchdown.
Mack gets the call again and this time busts it outside for a 21-yard gain and very nearly another touchdown.
Brissett drops a pass right in the bucket to Hilton for 46 yards.
Mack breaks off another big run to get the Colts in field goal position to get the win.
Here is Mack, at it again with a 22-yard run conjured out of what should have been a loss. 22-yard gains seem to be his specialty.
Outside linebacker John Simon making an insane interception and taking it to the house.
How did this story make you feel?
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I feel nothing. I am as hollow inside as one of Pagano’s cliches.