The Colts aren’t just deficient in one area on the field. They need help at multiple positions after a season that started with so much promise has ended with a flop.
This season came to a disappointing end on Sunday, as the Colts lost to the Buccaneers. This loss all but eliminates the Colts from the playoffs. They now are below .500 for the first time since losing week 1. They stand with a record of 6-7 and a lot of questions without answers.
This season has shown that this roster was flawed from the start. Injuries took a toll on the team for sure, especially on offense. But there were too many issues for this team to be a true contender. We just didn’t know it yet. The last month and a half sure has shown us though.
Quarterback, defensive line, cornerback, and kicker are just a few of the positions that need addressed in the offseason. Add wide receiver to the list as well. Adam Vinatieri was placed on IR today, so his career is over. Unfortunately for the Colts, that career ended about two months too late.
Looking ahead, some of these positions can be addressed in free agency. Defensive line and kicker are two areas where free agency is typically the best course of action. Quarterback, and cornerback are usually better fixed with the draft. Receiver can be fixed with either depending on the year.
I don’t know what Chris Ballard will do to fix these roster deficiencies. What I do know is that this roster has way more questions than answers going into an offseason that can’t come soon enough. This team went from Super Bowl contender to dud in the span of about two months.
There’s a lot of blame to go around for how this season unfolded, and we will get to that on another day. This day is for acknowledging that this team has many issues that need fixed. Issues that might take a few years to address.