The Indianapolis Colts travel to Jacksonville looking for their first win of the season. Here are 3 things they just do to avoid being upset.
The Indianapolis Colts went into Week 1 seeking to end the streak of eight straight losses to begin the season. They did that, however, they did not win the game. The Colts went down to Houston to finish in a 20-20 tie. The last time Indy tied a game was when the team was still in Baltimore! There are things that the Colts were alright at on Sunday, and there were things that they need to clean up fast. I am going to talk about three things Indianapolis needs to do to avoid another subpar performance this Sunday against the Jaguars.
3. Colts must catch the ball
Now, me telling Indy’s pass catchers to catch the ball is easier said than done. I can say it all day, but I am not out there playing. But, here is the bottom line: Indianapolis is giving guys good money and a great opportunity to play with a great quarterback who will put the ball where it needs to be.
Drops will kill the flow of a game and can take you out of a game just as quickly as they can put you in one. There were two drops in the end zone that changed the complexion of the game. The first one was the drop by Alec Pierce. He ran a perfect route across the end zone and was wide open. He let the pressure of getting his first catch get to him as the ball fell harmlessly to the turf. The other big drop was in the end zone as well by Ashton Dulin. This one was not as bad, as the defender made a good break on the ball and got a hand on it. Either way, these are two passes that need to be caught. We can not keep leaving points out on the field with drops.
I do not think that it is time to hit the panic button yet, but I do think Indianapolis needs to check its ego and bring in a veteran receiver to help out this young group.