Last season, the Colts did a decent job of taking the ball away from opposing offenses. But they turned the ball over too much in return. They need to fix that in 2019.
The Colts’ defense did a pretty good job of forcing turnovers last season. They actually forced a total of 26 turnovers, which was good enough for 10th in the league. But the problem was that they turned the ball over almost just as much. Their turnover differential was only +2.
If they want to get where they want to go, that has to improve. They have to turn the ball over less than they did a year ago. Some of that is on Andrew Luck, who still has at least one bonehead throw a game. Some of it is also on receivers to catch the ball and not have it bounce off their hands.
The defense could be a little better in terms of forcing turnovers, but they were already a top 10 defense in that regard last season. That’s pretty darn good. In the second year of Matt Eberflus’ system though, they could get more turnovers and maybe vault into the top 5.
If the Colts are able to decrease their turnovers, they have a really good chance to be a really good team at the end of the year. Keeping control of the ball is paramount in the playoffs, and that’s where the Colts aspire to be.
You know Frank Reich is going to harp on taking care of the ball this offseason. Expect them to be better during the regular season.