Three things week 1 taught us about the Colts
The Colts opened up the season on Sunday against the Bengals. There was a lot to learn about this group to start the year, so here are some things we learned about them.
We didn’t know a ton about this Colts team going into week 1. The preseason is so vanilla that no one shows anything of any substance. So we were going into week 1 with some things to learn. Here are three things we learned on Sunday from their game.
1. The Colts can run the ball if they stay committed to it.
This was one of the biggest takeaways of the first half. They ran the ball relatively well with Jordan Wilkins in the beginning of the game. But the problem is they didn’t stick with it in the second half. They didn’t keep that commitment. The Colts are going to have to stick with the run game if they want to be successful.
2. Turnovers are still killing this team.
The Colts showed that once again they can’t take care of the ball. They threw a pick on the very first drive and then had a crucial fumble on their last drive. Protecting the ball is the single most important thing for this team moving forward. They can’t afford to give it away.
3. This team is young and will still get better.
We forget just how young this team is. They have had a massive amount of roster turnover as well, so they haven’t had time to build chemistry. They haven’t had a ton of time to do that with the coaching staff either, who is also brand new. This team will get better as the season goes on.
We will continue to learn more about this team as the season continues. Hopefully they will learn more about themselves too.