The Colts are now 4-2 this season after their franchise quarterback retired. The credit for that goes to the leadership all throughout the organization.
Chris Ballard had a vision when he took over this team; build competition at every position. Depth from top to bottom was the way to fix the Colts, which were 4-12 after his first year at GM. Since then, he’s hired the right coach and brought in the right players.
Ballard deserves an enormous amount of credit for the success the Colts have had this season. His roster building has allowed the team to absorb the blow of losing Andrew Luck before the season. Jacoby Brissett has stepped right in and hasn’t missed a beat.
Brissett’s leadership is another reason this team is playing well. He hasn’t tried to do too much. He has only done what the team has asked him. The offense is running smoothly and he can put up numbers too, as evidence from Sunday’s 4 touchdown effort.
But the guy who deserves the most credit is Frank Reich. The head coach has done a masterful job calling games on offense. His gameplans have put Brissett in a great position to succeed. He should be in the discussion for Coach of the Year, but doesn’t seem to be.
Leadership is hard to find in the NFL. But the Colts have done a good job finding leaders at every level of the organization. Its the leadership that will take this team to the next level and allow them to succeed in the postseason.
Because of their leadership, the Colts are a team that is a contender for a title. They have plenty of players at every position to step up in case of injury. It’s going to be an interesting second half of the season.