The Colts lost yet again on Sunday, this time against a bad Jets team. One thing has become abundantly clear; this is not a good football team.
Frank Reich explained it best in his post-game press conference. “We are who we are at this point”. What they are is a team that makes mistakes and can’t overcome them. They are one of the worst teams in the league, if not the worst.
This wasn’t what was expected in the preseason. This looked like a team that had a chance to compete in the AFC South. They had a chance to make the playoffs with their franchise quarterback back. But not even Andrew Luck can clean this mess up.
Injuries are a big part of it. This team has been one of the hardest hit in the league in terms of injuries. They have been without key starters in every single game this year. That has been a big reason why they haven’t been able to win games.
But they aren’t the sole reason this team has been bad. The play has been awful from starters too. They can’t finish in the red zone, they keep turning the ball over, and they don’t have balance on offense. They do everything that good teams don’t do.
The coaching has been questionable too. Reich cost the Colts a tie against the Texans, and hasn’t been able to maintain balance in play calling on offense. He hasn’t been able to close games either. The Colts have had 4 second half leads this season. They have won one of those games.
Maybe this will be a good thing in the long run. The Colts will be bad enough to get a top draft pick that can help them turn things around. But one thing is certain. There will be no playoffs for them this year.