Indianapolis Colts: 3 reasons Rock Ya-Sin is facing make-or-break season

Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 26: Rock Ya-Sin #26 and Xavier Rhodes #27 of the Indianapolis Colts are seen during training camp at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on August 26, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

1. Trouble Tracking Deep Balls

In his third year, Ya-Sin should be able to lock down that third cornerback spot for the Colts.

The final thing Ya-Sin needs to improve on is the consistent deep balls he gives up — or the penalties he willingly sacrifices on those deep balls. The NFL is a place where deep ball penalties will be called constantly, and Ya-Sin is no stranger to such whistles. However, Year 3 is a time for a player to have some good development and show off the skills he’s improved upon.

Take players like Darrelle Revis, who really started to play well in his third season. What’s important is to have patience with players, since going from the NCAA to the NFL is so different, triply so in times of COVID-19 with various restrictions on the table. Chris Ballard is a no-nonsense guy, and if he retains faith in Ya-Sin and believes in his improvement this season, I trust they will make the right decisions.

One thing is for sure: the Colts front office always seems to make the right personnel decisions, and whatever they decide on the final cut day, I trust they will be moving forward with the ideal roster for these current conditions.