Ballard is a few years into his job as Colts GM, so he has had enough time to put his stamp on this team. And with this team being this bad, it’s time for him to face some music.
The Colts have had issues this season. They are 1-4 and don’t seem to be close to contention anytime soon. GM Chris Ballard stressed that this team was in the middle of a rebuild. But he also said that he thought they could win with this group.
That clearly is not the case. And a lot of it is on his shoulders. He has not used an enormous amount of cap space that the Colts still have. He could have used that space to sign players that could help this team win. Instead, he’s just sitting on that money.
The lack of talent of this roster is glaringly obvious. They don’t have any depth. That money could have been used to help increase that depth and maybe help the Colts float a little better in the face of all of the injuries that they have faced this season.
Ballard has emphasized that he wants to build this team through the draft. But his draft history is starting to become murky as well. The Colts no longer have their second, third, or fourth round picks from last year on their roster. That is a huge miss on a draft.
Fans are getting a little antsy with this team. Andrew Luck has to be as well. He has to look at all of the lack of talent he is surrounded by and get frustrated. Especially knowing that his GM has the funds to do something about it.
Jim Irsay might need to have a talk to Ballard at the end of the season about his approach to building this team, because the results haven’t been good so far.