Considering the Colts: classic overreaction reigns again in Indy

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Word on the street is that the Colts’ season is over. I hate counting teams out especially if they have a chance to pull something out and make the playoffs, but the situation the Colts are in right now does not show much promise. 

After losing two straight division games to Houston and Tennessee, Indianapolis dropped to third place in the division, but they remain in the playoff hunt with a 6-6 record. In the last four games this season, the Colts face three NFC opponents and two of those games are on the road at Tampa Bay and at New Orleans on Monday Night Football. 

Tampa Bay is up this weekend. The Buccaneers are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league. No one knows whether quarterback Jameis Winston will throw another interception or if we will complete a pass for a big gain or a touchdown. No one knows if Tampa Bay’s star wide receiver Mike Evans will show up for the game and assert himself in the offense. 

The Colts have an opportunity to right the ship this week and grab a win, but do they have the mental toughness to pick themselves up despite all the injuries and negativity surrounding them right now?

Losing players like T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, Devin Funchess, Eric Ebron, and Marlon Mack for a couple weeks or the entire season has definitely hurt the Colts offense, who was poised to be one of the best offenses in the league when Andrew Luck was still on the roster.  Chris Ballard and Frank Reich do not like to make excuses, but I think they have a great argument to make. 

The national media and local media have raised the question about the Colts keeping Jacoby Brissett long term. 

Why?

Folks, Brissett is not Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck or a once-in-a-generational talent, but he is a good quarterback. Not to mention that Brissett was thrust into the starting role two weeks before the season. Did we forget about that? Or did we forget about that amazing Houdini act he put on Von Miller earlier this season? This season cannot reflect what the Colts are in store for the next couple of years.

The offensive line is still good, and the receivers will be back healthy next season. I would admit that the front office should take that large salary cap and invest in a big-time receiver if possible.

I think good times are ahead for the Colts. It’s just not happening when we expected it to happen.


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