It was never more evident than it was yesterday; the Colts have a severe lack of playmakers and it’s costing them games.
Injuries have been an issue with the Colts all season long. But only recently has it hit them hard enough where it is affecting their ability to win games. On Sunday, the Colts were without offensive starters Jacoby Brissett, T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess, and Parris Campbell.
Those are four key playmakers on this team, especially Hilton. Hilton has missed three games this season and is still the team’s leading receiver with 360 yards. He also leads the team in touchdowns with 5, excluding Brissett’s 15.
Being down that many players makes it hard to move the ball with any consistency. It all makes it hard to have a go to guy with all of those players out. The only healthy guy they have that can make anything happen is Marlon Mack, and for some reason they didn’t give it to him late in yesterday’s game.
The offense has underperformed because off all those injuries. It’s hard to win games when you can’t move the ball or score points. Zach Pascal has played well and Jack Doyle is always solid, but this offense has no big play ability right now.
There is some relief in sight. Brissett should be back next week. Funchess could be back at practice next week as well. Hilton will likely be out at least one more week. But getting Brissett and Funchess back could be a big boost to a team that has major issues with their roster.