Colts will use time off to re-tool
With the Colts not playing this weekend, they have had some time to think about what they need to do in order to be more successful. This mini bye week will be something that will help them moving forward.
Playing on Thursday is not something any team likes to do. But there are certain advantages that come with playing that early in the week. With the Colts playing that early, they had some time to do some re-tooling this weekend.
Some of that will be on the defensive side of the ball. The secondary needs to get better, and coaches will have a chance to now teach more and get them better. Same thing with the offensive line as well. They will have a chance to get them better too.
The biggest thing this extra time will do is allow the team to get more healthy. The Colts have been banged up all year. They only had 44 active players for that Thursday night game. Getting healthy is the most important thing that this team can do.
That health will hopefully help the team play better later in the season. Health with certain players also helps the young guys develop too. Having the young guys develop is something that is key for this team moving forward as well. They need to have those guys be ready for next year.
This extended break should also help the players recharge their mental batteries. With so much happening this soon in the season, it has been a wear on their brains. This break will help them be more prepared mentally moving forward.
Colts fans can only hope that this break helps them play better. This year might be shot, but the future is still bright with all of the young talent this team has.