Colts Need to Focus on the Little Things in Free Agency
Getting good players is always the goal of teams in free agency. But the Colts should focus on the little things that help improve a team instead of just pure on the field talent.
Teams all across the NFL will be in search of good players in the next few days. Free agency is always a big hoopla of negotiations around the league. But for a team like the Colts who need a lot of improvements in many different positions, they should take a little different approach than most teams.
The new coaching staff has preached hard work and toughness are what they want from their players. The Colts need to have players that are willing to do the work and improve every single practice and every single rep. They do not need lazy players who are going to take short cuts.
Frank Reich doesn’t look like the type of coach that would deal with players who don’t do the work. Talent is obviously important, but the Colts are trying to implement a certain culture. They need players in the locker room who emanate that culture.
The next few days are going to be a whirlwind of players walking through the complex doors for the Colts. The Colts will have to weigh a player’s talent with the culture that they are going to bring. In the ideal world, the attitude they have matches the talent they bring on the field.
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The Colts rarely get high-profile free agents, so fans should not expect the team to go after a lot of big names. GM Chris Ballard will however go out and get the players he thinks will help the team improve in the next few seasons. He understands that the team will not be fixed in just one off-season. This team is a work in progress.