Matt Ryan perfectly explained the biggest challenge for Colts on their journey to figure things out
The Indianapolis Colts still have work to do after getting their second win and Matt Ryan spoke on the challenge they face in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts were able to pull out a win against the Denver Broncos in a game that had everyone laughing for all the wrong reasons. Both offenses played badly and failed to score a touchdown. Indianapolis ultimately won the game 12-9 but the team couldn’t have been happy with the product they put on the field. Sure, the Colts were relieved to win but they know they have their work cut out for them.
As already stated, Indy didn’t score a touchdown but the team also gave up six sacks and turned the ball over twice. Indianapolis was able to overcome all of that against a struggling Broncos team but the Colts won’t win many more games if they continue to play how they’ve been playing. They know this and that was evident post-game.
While many of Indy’s coaches and players talked about how ugly the win was and how the team has to be better, quarterback Matt Ryan put into words the biggest challenge Indy is facing. He’s confident that the team will eventually figure things out it’s just a matter of when. The challenge for the Colts, as Ryan laid it out, is that they win enough games so that they are still relevant when they are finally playing their best football.
Colts must stay relevant until they figure things out
Ryan pretty much captured the situation perfectly. While there have been a lot of rightful complaints about Indy’s poor play from fans and the media, there’s also probably an inner belief in everyone that the Colts will eventually figure things out. They always do. Since Frank Reich has been head coach, the team has always started embarrassingly slow but always fights back to be in the mix towards the end of the season.
So while Indianapolis does have some very real problems, the team also still has a lot of talent. It’s not foolish to think they’ll eventually play up to their expectations. The question is just, when? Will it be in the last quarter of the season when it’s too late and the team is already out of playoff contention? Or will they start to turn the corner in the coming weeks and be able to comfortably claim a playoff position?
The Colts are just 2-2-1, and while the play has been bad, the outcomes have been far less disastrous. If Indianapolis can continue to float around 500 and figure things out before it’s too late into the season, Indy will be in great shape to make a late-season run.