All the former greats were in the building for this game against Miami. But all they were treated to was a putrid offensive effort that embarrassed the entire city, as the Colts lost 16-12.
It was the worst game the Colts have played in several years. They had all the greats to watch them flounder too. Dwight Freeney was inducted into the Ring of Honor, but based on this performance, should’ve declined and left the city as fast as he could.
Brian Hoyer was absolutely horrendous in this game, throwing 3 interceptions after having a week knowing he could be the starter. He was better a week ago in relief for Brissett after the injury. He made poor decisions all game long and made even worse throws.
It started early. Eric Ebron dropped a touchdown that turned into an interception. It would not be the last drop he had, as he had two more in this game. He continues to be the player he was in Detroit, and not the one who made the Pro Bowl a year ago.
The defense actually did a decent job in this game. They forced two turnovers and had a couple of sacks as well. But they kept getting put in bad spots because of the interceptions thrown by Hoyer. Darius Leonard actually had his best game of the season.
Adam Vinatieri missed yet another extra point. Everyone knows he needs to be cut, but the Colts refuse to do the smart thing and get another kicker. That probably won’t change this week either because they refuse to take emotion out of the equation.
This is an absolutely embarrassing loss to a team that only won their first game a week ago. The play calling on the last drive was baffling as well. They didn’t give the ball to Marlon Mack once they got inside the Miami 30, which was stupid because Mack had 74 yards and was running well.
Instead, they decided to rest the game on the arm of someone who had thrown 3 picks. It was a confluence of terrible errors. Even if they had injuries, there is no reason they should’ve lost this game. The entire organization deserves to be embarrassed and shamed for this performance.