With the Indianapolis Colts still winless on the season, head coach Frank Reich is utilizing a simple approach to get things figured out.
The Indianapolis Colts are preparing to play the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 and Indy is currently 0-1-1. While being winless this early into the season isn’t all that bad, the way Indy’s games have unfolded has been disastrous. The Colts were down by double digits to the Houston Texans in Week 1 before coming back to tie and Indy was absolutely dominated in Week 2 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This embarrassing start has sent many fans into a comical state of panic and has even resulted in some media members saying the Colts were overrated. However, the team is relatively calm. While they don’t want to be winless, they aren’t overreacting to the slow start. That’s intentional.
From the moment Indy left the field on Sunday, head coach Frank Reich has insisted that the team is still close to where they want to be. On Wednesday, Reich admitted that he’s doing his best to make sure the team doesn’t overreact because that would be the worst-case scenario right now.
Frank Reich doesn’t want the Colts to overreact to slow start
In a press conference, Reich said, “it’s hard not to overreact…you have to resist the temptation to overreact. It’s not about making things more complex, it not about making overhaul changes.” Reich insists that overreacting would be hastily making changes or trying to do things that aren’t really the Colts. If that’s the case, how does Reich plan to turn things around?
Reich says the solution is to ”do what you do, we just all have to do it better.” So Indy isn’t planning to get outside of itself and there likely aren’t any big personnel changes coming. The Colts are just demanding that they get better at the things they’ve been trying to do. Honestly, that’s not a bad plan.
The problem so far for Indy has been that the strong points of the team haven’t been showing up. The weaknesses for the Colts are pass protection and wide receiver depth but everyone knew that coming into the season. But those issues have been magnified because Indy’s strengths, the run game and defense, haven’t shown up yet like they’re capable of.
That’s probably what Reich means when he says we have to do what we do but do it better. Instead of being dramatic and attempting a major switch-up, the Colts will probably go back to the basics and rely on their strong points to get them to a victory.