The Colts have had 18 drops in the last three games. That is something that has to be fixed, and it is more mental than anything.
Dropped passes are always something you try to avoid. But having as many dropped passes as the Colts have had the last three games is completely unacceptable. They have had 18 dropped passes in that span, and it’s starting to take a mental toll.
The receivers know that they can catch the ball. They just have to focus and actually do it. A lot of it is just not being disciplined enough to look the ball in before running up the field. That has been the biggest issue with the drops.
Andrew Luck has said he still has faith in his receiving corp. He really has no choice. This group of guys is who he is stuck with for this season, and he can’t do anything about that. They just have to work harder in practice to make sure they are making the easy catches that they should make.
Having that many dropped balls could lead Luck to think that he has to do more. He may start to lock in on certain receivers he trusts more. That hasn’t seemed to happen yet. But if this issue continues, it definitely will. And that will lead to bad decisions and turnovers.
Part of the solution is having a balanced offensive attack. If the Colts can run the ball better, they won’t have to rely on receivers catching the ball in critical junctures of games. They can rely more on Marlon Mack, who looked good last week against the Jets.
The coaching staff knows that this is an issue, and they are working towards fixing it. One can only hope it is something we see progress in quickly.