The Indianapolis Colts are not making things any easier on themselves as of late. After starting the season 5-2, the Colts have gone 1-4 in their last five games, and are all but out of the playoff picture at this point. This year’s situation is almost exactly the opposite from a year ago where the Colts started the season 1-5, but battled back and go themselves a playoff berth, and a Wild Card win.
Any way you look at it, these are two stints, over two different seasons in which the Colts have gone 2-9 under Frank Reich. This isn’t to say that Reich is less than a very good coach, however, something is certainly amiss with the decisions, production, and issues throughout the team.
The major issue this season, among others, has been special teams failures. Adam Vinatieri missed wide from 55 yards, sent a line drive that was blocked, and then a blocking failure allowed another to be blocked and returned for a touchdown that ultimately turned the tide in the Colts loss in Week 13. The Colts were up 17-7 in the third quarter, then allowed 24 unanswered points, and made plenty of mistakes along the way to hand the Titans a very important game for both teams.
Jacoby Brissett has been bad for one reason or another over the second half of the season, and continued that trajectory in Week 13, after looking pretty good in the first half. The running game didn’t do much Sunday, the defense gave up some big plays again, and there was some questionable decision-making in this one as well.
The vision for Colts’ fans has altered with this loss. Now, at 6-6, many fans are looking ahead to draft position. It’s hard to blame them, as watching potential college draftees, is probably more fun than watching what the Colts have been doing week to week as of late.
Today, Matt will go through the good, and bad from the Colts’ Week 13 loss, the look ahead, and what needs to change in order to keep the Colts organization moving forward with all of their young talent.
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