There was a degree in Sunday’s sport when Colts coach Frank Reich, fed up with a working sport that wasn’t going wherever, turned to his offensive coordinator, Marcus Brady, and stated, “I might have to throw it on every down.”
The drawback with that’s the Colts had the league’s main rusher final season by over 550 yards.
But irrespective of. Last season was final season. The working sport was nonexistent in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to Tennessee, and the Colts’ 38 dashing yards had been the franchise’s lowest since November 2015.
How way back was that?
Consider who was the beginning quarterback that day: 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck.
The Colts’ points within the working sport communicate to a much bigger drawback, an imbalance Reich’s group hasn’t been in a position to overcome a month into the season: Indianapolis isn’t successful up entrance. When a group is constructed to personal the trenches, when a league-high 19.8 p.c of the wage cap is dedicated to the offensive line, and that place group is routinely getting uncovered each week, the outcomes are predictable: turnovers, stunted drives and ineffective purple zone play. And greater than seemingly, losses piling up.
To discover the final time the Colts scored greater than 20 factors, you must return to Christmas evening in Arizona. That’s six straight video games.
Making issues worse: Same because it was late final season, the Colts don’t have a passing sport constantly able to masking up their limitations.
“I think the two things on offense have been turnovers and the poor running game,” Reich stated Monday.
He’s proper, and the road’s poor begin is on the crux of all of it.