Bye week comes at great time for Colts
The Colts have been banged up all year long with injuries. They have started to get more healthy, but the bye week could not be coming at a better time.
The Colts go into the bye week with 3-5 record so far this season. That record is not necessarily indicative of how good this team is. One of the reasons that this is the case is because of how many injuries this team has endured.
Key starters from all three phases of the game have been hurt at times. The offense has been hit harder than the other two units, losing 8 starters at some point this season. Having injuries that bad will kill a team’s chances to win any game.
That is why this bye week is so critical for the Colts. It comes right in the middle of their season. It allows all of their injured players extra time to heal up and get completely healthy so they can contribute during the stretch run. That is the most important part of this.
The Colts need to be as healthy as possible for the second half of the season. Having a healthy team is the most important thing this time of the year. That healthy team could have a realistic chance to win the AFC South. The division is completely up for grabs.
Bye weeks also allow coaches to make adjustments, although not many might be needed for the offense. The defense needs to fix their issues though. They can’t allow bad teams to carve them up the way the Raiders did on Sunday.
The Colts should come out of the bye week better than ever. Their game against the Jaguars should be the best game they play all year because of their health. And that is a scary thing for the Jags.