2. Defense Wins Championships
The biggest issue on the Colts is clearly their defense, which has consistently ranked in the bottom half of the league and is devoid of young talent.
Outside of veteran cornerback Vontae Davis, the Colts defense simply lacks stars.
It was refreshing to hear that Ballard is placing the greatest emphasis on defense–something that has been sorely lacking.
"“Defense wins championships, and I know you’ve got to score points, but I’ve been blessed to work in two places in this league when we’ve been pretty special on defense, Chicago and Kansas City,” added Ballard. “So, that definitely is a priority.”"
Not to mention, a heavy focus on improving in the trenches on both offense and defense, as the Colts offensive line has to get better as well:
"“Look, in this league you win upfront. You win on the o-line, d-line, and if you’re not good upfront, it’s very difficult when you get into December football. December, January football.”"