Colts Get Much Needed Win, But Questions Still Linger


It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. We can all agree on that.

It appeared as if the Colts’ season was already in jeopardy as they trailed Tennessee 14-27 after previously leading 14-0 early in the first half. Thanks to a late Frank Gore touchdown and a pair of Andrew Luck touchdown passes in the 4th quarter, the team avoided an 0-3 start as they defeated the Titans 35-33 thanks to a defensive stop on the one-yard line on a Tennessee two-point conversion. The Colts get a breath of fresh air at 1-2, but questions still remain to linger among the Colts organization.

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One of the biggest questions surrounding the Colts is GM Ryan Grigson’s ability to build a quality team around his franchise quarterback. One thing that has been apparent for quite some time now is the lack of quality play from the team’s offensive line,  which was one of the team’s weakest links in 2012, and remains that way in 2015. Sure, we must place some of the blame on Luck’s uncharacteristically poor play for the majority of the past three games, but you also can’t fault Luck when he has hardly any time to make a pass in the pocket.

It appeared late in the 4th quarter that Luck was in some sort of discomfort while on the sideline, which some can question if the offensive line is to blame after Luck was sacked three times and sustained four quarterback hits against the Titan’s defense.

To put some things into perspective, Grigson passed on defensive tackle Malcom Brown out of Texas and free safety Landon Collins from Alabama, and instead selected a wide receiver with the team’s first-round draft pick, a selection that baffled most. Regarding the offensive line? Grigson didn’t address that glaring need until the 7th round when he selected Denzelle Good. The point I am making is that Grigson has ignored some of the most important needs of this team, and it’s finally starting to show this season.

Perhaps this win gives this Colt’s team some much needed momentum moving forward, but there are glaring holes to this team that should not be ignored long-term. Expect some offseason work to come at the season’s end.

The Colts luckily take on the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in Indianapolis in another AFC South match-up.