After the disappointing effort against the Raiders, the Colts are in searching mode. Here are five things we learned about the team.
The Colts played Oakland on Sunday and got beat 31-24. They didn’t look good at all, especially on the defensive side of the ball. It was a struggle to move the ball on a consistent basis. It didn’t help that a few players, including Marlon Mack, left the game with injuries.
It was a disappointing game all around. This wasn’t supposed to be a hard game to win because Oakland isn’t very good. But clearly Oakland was the more prepared team. They went out with a good gameplan and executed it well enough to win.
What did we learn from the Colts in this game? That’s what this game was mostly about; the failure of a team that looked like they were on the upswing. They looked like they had put it together, especially on offense. But that clearly isn’t the case.
There are five takeaways that I gathered from this game. Some of them were good and some were bad. There’s a lot to take in from the first quarter of the season because there have been up and down efforts from the team. One game they look great and the next they look terrible.
The first takeaway has to deal with this game specifically and how the coaching staff handled a trap game against a team that they shouldn’t have had much trouble dealing with.