An Optimistic Look at the Colts’ 2017 Season


The Colts’ season did not end up quite as they might have hoped for. But there are some positives to take away from this past year.

The Colts finished a disappointing 4-12 this year. They were not able to put games together to win key games. But in every season, there are positives to take away. And this 2017 season is no different, so let’s take a look at what the Colts can take away from this season.

One of the positives is that they were in a lot of the games that they lost. They had several games that came down to one possession. They showed a lot of grit and toughness while staying in these games. Next year’s team can take some of that mental will moving forward.

Another positive is the Colts cannot be as injured as they were this past year. The defense had several players placed on IR. That really depleted the Colts depth and their ability to defend any team. The Colts have to be more healthy through next year, so that shouldn’t happen again.

The Colts will also have a more simple offense this year as well. That should bode well to help players get more open and more players in space. That would also allow them to run more of their favorite plays in different formations.

Perhaps the biggest positive to take away from this season is that the Colts still were able to be somewhat competitive without their starting quarterback Andrew Luck. And it also showed the organization that they have an excellent backup QB in Jacoby Brissett.

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This season wasn’t exactly what the team had in mind, but these positives will allow them to improve next year. Even though there aren’t moral victories in the NFL, teams can always find something positive to take out of a situation. Hopefully for Colts fans, this season propels them into contention next year.