So far, the Colts haven’t had any crippling mistakes on the offensive or defensive side of the ball that have been critical. They need to keep playing smart to win games all year long.
The biggest concern going into this season was keeping the turnovers to a minimum. Without having Andrew Luck available to bail this team out, they need to be smart with the football. So far though two games, that has been the case for the most part.
In the first two games, the Colts only have two turnovers. They were both from Jacoby Brissett, and neither were ideal. They both happened last week. One of them was a bad throw for an interception, and the other was an even worse fumble when he tried to pull back a pump fake.
But neither turnover were crippling mistakes. They didn’t happen during crucial parts of the game, so the team was able to overcome them. That’s what they have to do all year long. They have to avoid the crippling turnover that can cost them a game.
On defense, they seemed to have fixed their issues from the opener. In the opener, they couldn’t stop the Chargers from going right down the field on them. Against Tennessee, they played much better and looked like the defense we all thought they would be.
Playing smart on both sides of the ball is key. The Colts can’t commit stupid penalties either. There is no margin for error with this team as there has been in the past. They must play disciplined and hard every single time they step out on the field.