Colts’ success due to roster turnover

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Chester Rogers #80 and Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after a touch down in the game against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Chester Rogers #80 and Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after a touch down in the game against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Colts have had a lot of success last season after having some low points. A large reason for that is due to Chris Ballard’s roster management.

Roster turnover is generally not a good thing for any team. Roster turnover means instability in most cases, and instability means a lot of losses. But that isn’t the case with the Colts. In their case, roster turnover is what has led to their recent success.

Since Chris Ballard took over in 2017, there are only 11 players remaining on the roster from the Ryan Grigson era. Of those 11 players, Adam Vinatieri is the only one left before Grigson took over. That is a large amount of roster turnover in just two years.

Ballard wanted to make a point of clearing all of the bad apples out of the organization. He wanted to get all of his own players in via the draft. Clearly that was the right way to go after the Colts were able to make the playoffs last season and had a dynamite draft.

That roster turnover has led to a lot of chemistry building and trust with the young players. They are all coming up together, so they like being around each other and playing with each other. That is huge when it comes down the stretch in close games.

After the draft is completed at the end of the month, the roster turnover will only continue. There are a few players who are candidates to be let go during training camp. Some of those are from the old regime too, which only increases the stranglehold Ballard has on the roster construction.

Next. Several Colts have signed their tenders. dark

The success they’ve had is great. But it’s up to Ballard to continue doing what he’s doing.

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