The Colts sit at 1-5 and are in last place in the AFC South. But they can’t concern themselves with that. They have to focus on getting better every single day.
Having a 1-5 record through 6 weeks is not exactly what the Colts had in mind. And yet here we are. No one was expecting them to be worse than last year when they didn’t have Andrew Luck. But they can’t focus on that. They have to worry about improving as a team.
You can’t flip a record like that around overnight. It takes time and dedication to the little things. The Colts have not done the little things right all year long. Add up a bunch of little things, and they become big things. They need to clean up all of those things.
Improvement is possible for this team. They have shown flashes of their potential throughout the season. But they need to be more mentally tough. Being more mentally tough will help them keep control of the ball and actually score some points.
Mental toughness isn’t something that can be taught though. You either have it or work towards having it, or you don’t. The Colts have a bunch of guys that don’t have it right now. They have a bunch of guys who can’t hold onto the football when it’s thrown to them or that miss tackles.
It’s up to coach Reich to get this team to improve and believe that they can. For as bad as they’ve played this season, they’re still only two games back in the division. They still have time to compete for the title if they can get this thing turned around.
But they can’t look ahead to that. They have to just focus on what’s in front of them, and getting better one day at a time.