Taking a Look at the Colts Season

Coming into the season, most Colts fans probably thought they were a lock to win the division, and rightfully so. This team is as talented as any team in the NFL, and with wins over the 49ers, Seahawks, and Broncos, they’ve proved they can match up with anyone in the league. Unfortunately, the Colts have been fighting the injury bug all year, losing a lot of key players, including starting TE Dwayne Allen, LG Donald Thomas, RBs Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, and most importantly WR Reggie Wayne.

Since the Broncos games, there really hasn’t been a lot of bright spots with this team. During the games against Tennessee, St. Louis, and Arizona, the Colts offensive line has been atrocious. They give Andrew Luck absolutely no time in the pocket, causing him to do too much, including a lot of miss reads and many forced passes. The defense has not been much better; During the Arizona game Sunday, the Colts made Carson Palmer look great. He was 26/37 with 314 yards and 2 TDs, and zero interceptions; Which is just the second time all year he had a game in which he didn’t throw one interception.

Many people are wanting to blame coach Chuck Pagano and Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton, and for good reason. They simply have been bad, constantly overlooking opponents and not making in-game adjustments that need to be made. Lately, it’s looked like they are just giving up. Now obviously, they can’t play the games, but they can certainly get the team prepared, which they clearly have not.

This team is far away from winning a Super Bowl at this point, which is funny because in a prior article I said the Colts could still be contenders. They are far from it at this point. Quarterback play has been bad lately, with a bad offensive line but Luck had those issues last year and managed it still. Outside of Donald Brown, this team cannot run the ball. The WR position outside of TY Hilton has been horribly bad, drops are a big part of that. I don’t think there is one running back that could run behind this teams offensive line, and the defense are missing way to many tackles. There are a lot of holes on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball that need filled in the offseason and through the draft. While the Colts are almost guaranteed to win the division, I think they’re looking at a one-and-done playoff season.