The Colts can use the bye week to do two things; get healthier and improve on their play. There is one thing that they need to improve on the most though.
Coming off of a victory in Kansas City, the bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Colts. They need to use this week to get healthy more than anything. But they also need it to clean up some things. There is one thing in particular they need to get better at.
That one thing is taking deep shots. The Colts have taken a minimal amount of deep shots so far this season. The ones that they have taken have resulted in pass interference penalties that have given the Colts a bunch of yards. But there might be good reason for their hesitancy.
Against the Chiefs, Jacoby Brissett tried to throw a deep pass in the red zone and then got picked off. After that, the majority of his passes were short. Maybe the Colts don’t have enough faith in Brissett’s decision making down the field to unleash his super strong arm.
That’s what the bye week can be used for. Although Frank Reich gave the team most of the week off, Brissett can still work out with his receivers to get on the same page on some deep routes. Completing some deep routes would open up this offense.
Hopefully following the bye week the Colts will have T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell both fully healthy for the rest of the season. They are by far the best deep threats the team has. It’s something worth watching the rest of the way.