The Indianapolis Colts Problems Run Deeper Than Coaching
The Indianapolis Colts were on the verge of potentially maybe pulling off an upset on Sunday night football on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. Indianapolis only trailed Dallas 21-19 after three quarters, but the Cowboys avalanched the Colts in the fourth quarter with 33 points. The Dallas Cowboys won the game over the Indianapolis Colts by a final score of 54-19.
This is a scorigami. So going off of that, Indianapolis's problems showed in the fourth quarter and it appears to go way deeper than coaching. The Colts won their first game when Jeff Saturday took over won that game, but have lost their last few games. Firing Frank Reich wasn't their problem after all.
A lot of their problems have to do with the quarterback. Matt Ryan completed 21-of-37 passes for 233 yards passing, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He was responsible for the Dallas Cowboys scoring a couple of touchdowns on defense in the fourth quarter. Ryan will not be there next season.
A lot of these offensive problems and lack of talent on both sides of the football has to do with general manager Chris Ballard. The fact that Ballard still has a job is mind-boggling. He should have also been fired when they let go of Frank Reich. He has not gotten the quarterback right since Andrew Luck retired.
They have no playmakers on the outside other than running back Jonathan Taylor. Rookie Alec Pierce is nice, but he isn't elite. Quenton Nelson is an elite offensive lineman, but nothing else is elite about the roster other than defensive lineman DeForest Buckner and linebacker Shaquille Leonard.
The roster needs to be fixed and owner Jim Irsay needs to realize that for the 2023 season, he shouldn't bring back Jeff Saturday as interim head coach and general manager Chris Ballard. The Indianapolis Colts need a clean slate in 2023 and try and retool and fix this thing. They don't need to rebuild, they just need to get the right people to make the right decisions.
Jim Irsay needs to stop looking over everyone's shoulders and trust his football operations. We will see what happens with the Indianapolis Colts moving forward.
The Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) will be on a bye week next week. They will then play on the road on Sunday, 12/18, against the Minnesota Vikings (10-2).
The Dallas Cowboys (9-3) next football game will be at home next Sunday, 12/11, against the lowly Houston Texans (1-10-1).