The Colts have brought in multiple kickers for a workout today, but it is still unlikely that they will make a kicking change.
The Colts have decided to bring in a few kickers for workouts, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. They will be evaluated to see if they could be the answer at a position of need, as Adam Vinatieri is in a free-fall at the end of his career. But there likely won’t be a change.
We’ve seen this movie before. Early in the year, the Colts brought in a few kickers to workout as well. But they decided to stay with and support Vinatieri. Now they are doing it again. At this point, it just looks like a song and dance that the organization is putting on.
Until an actual change is made, this is all lip service. The Colts have decided to make a decision that should be about business and winning games into an emotional one. If they don’t make a change though, they will continue to lose games and credibility.
The workouts will likely last into tomorrow. But based on reporting by people close to the team, it doesn’t look like Vinny is going anywhere. One thing that has changed is the way Frank Reich is talking about the situation though. He has become much more measured in his thoughts.
No longer is Reich blindly supporting Vinatieri. He is saying that the position, like every other position, needs to be evaluated. That’s better than the garbage he was feeding the fanbase the last few weeks while Vinny continued to struggle.
We will keep an active eye on any developments that occur, but don’t expect anything to be done anytime soon regarding this issue.