Indianapolis Colts: 3 plays vs Titans that prove coaching might be the problem
2. Carson Wentz’s Pick-Six
OK, you might chalk this up to Wentz’s really bad decision making rearing its ugly head. It’s not like this is anything new. We saw it for years in Philadelphia, and many Colts fans were concerned it’d pop up again at the worst time.
On Sunday, it did. Wentz threw two interceptions — one with 1:30 remaining in the game and the other in overtime — to effectively hand the Titans a win. But isn’t it kind of insane the coaching staff called for a screen pass when they were backed up on their own eight-yard line with just 93 seconds left in the game?
What good does this do? It allows a good Titans’ pass rush to get to the QB faster and it forces Wentz to make a hasty decision. Was nobody in his ear before the play saying, “PLEASE, if nothing is there, rifle it into the ground. Just kill the play.” Instead, the execution was awful, center Ryan Kelly was standing directly in front of the intended receiver, and then Wentz tried to improvise.
The Titans also only rushed four here. What are we doing? You have two linemen on the ground. One just standing there doing nothing. Another blocking the area where the pass needs to go. And the right tackle is five yards up field.
This is supposed to be one of the best and most experienced offensive lines in the sport. They don’t know what they’re doing in crunch time when the game is on the line. Reeks of a coaching problem to us.