Something was very evident on Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts were not the toughest team on the field.
The Colts were challenged to be a tough team in preseason. Frank Reich wants his team to be the toughest on the field, without there being any question about it. That message must have fallen on deaf ears, because four games into the season, this is not a tough team.
The lack of toughness was on full display on Sunday when the Colts were beaten badly in the trenches on both sides of the ball. They got blown off the ball at the line of scrimmage all game long. That is evidence of a toughness problem.
Injuries have also been a big problem on this team. Multiple players have been out because of injuries. I’m not saying that some of these injuries could be played through and that players should risk their safety. I am saying that tough people don’t let bumps and bruises stop them.
The Colts know that they have to get tougher if they want to win more games. It’ll be the only way they are able to win, because they just don’t have high enough skill. They have to be tough and run the ball down the middle and get their offensive linemen involved in opening up holes.
I know that Reich will do his best to re-instill that toughness into his team as soon as possible. He needs to do something, because this team isn’t any good doing what it’s doing.