Colts mid-season look back: Worst individual performance
We continue to look back at the first half of the season, this time looking at the worst individual performance in a game so far.
With a 3-5 record so far, the Colts have had a lot of bad performances. As we continue to look back on the first half of the season, we look back at the worst one of them all. But this performance was so bad, I couldn’t give it to just one person. It was a group of people.
That group of players are the wide receivers and their performance against the Jets. There were a total of 6 drops in that game, with 5 being from the receivers. One of those drops ended up in an interception. The very first play of the game was a pick-six off of a drop, but that was a running back’s fault.
Still, the receivers dropped balls like it was their job. It was excruciating to watch. Even When Andrew Luck tried to mount a comeback, you expected the receivers to make a big drop because that’s what they had done all game long.
That performance was a culmination of several weeks of drop issues for that unit. The amount of drops had been steadily increasing, and it plateaued at that moment. Since then, they seem to have fixed their dropping issues. It’s a good thing, because it couldn’t have been much worse.
Moving into the second half of the season, the receivers have to prove that those drops are behind them once and for all. The have to be solid down the stretch if the team wants to continue to win games. Hopefully, this unit will be able to be counted on.