Michael Pittman Jr.’s postgame comments show things might be getting ugly for Colts

Jaleel Grandberry
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Michael Pittman Jr. #11 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Michael Pittman Jr. #11 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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The Indianapolis Colts suffered another disappointing loss on Sunday and Michael Pittman Jr. shared some interesting thoughts postgame.

Once again, the Indianapolis Colts lost to the Tennessee Titans. That makes the fifth-straight game that Indy has lost to Tennessee, a constant reminder that they aren’t the best team in the division, regardless of what offseason moves are made. Now, the Colts are just 3-3-1, which isn’t bad, but things aren’t going good right now for the franchise and Sunday’s loss puts Indy at a crossroads.

The Colts are still in a pretty good position to run up wins and make it into the postseason but the loss could also fracture the organization and things could get even worse moving forward. Considering what wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. said postgame, it seems like Indianapolis falling apart is a real possibility.

When asked what the offense can do to have more explosive plays in the passing game like the big catch Pittman recorded on Sunday, Pittman essentially put the blame on the play-calling, saying he and the rest of the receivers can make those types of catches every play, “they’ve just got trust us.” Assumably, the “they” Pittman is referring to are Frank Reich and Matt Ryan.

Michael Pittman Jr. tells Colts to trust receivers

It’s clear that Pittman isn’t the biggest fan of the play-calling. Both he, Pierce and even the tight ends have proven they can go up over defenders and bring down the ball. Pittman wants more of those opportunities for Indy’s weapons and he was honest about it with the media. Unfortunately, when problems like this start to leave the locker room, it’s usually a sign that things are falling apart internally.

Reich and the rest of the organization will now be challenged with not taking this personally and finding a way to move forward, while also taking Pittman’s advice. As someone who’s actually on the field, consistently making plays, Pittman has a pretty good insight into what might work and he should’ve earned the trust of Matt Ryan and Frank Reich.

A couple of weeks ago, it was Dennis Kelly that went public with an issue, tweeting that he didn’t know why he wasn’t playing. The Colts responded by putting him into the Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at left tackle. Kelly impressed and earned himself the starting position at left tackle and Indianapolis was better because of it.

Maybe this situation will unfold similarly. Frank Reich could take Pittman’s play-calling advice and give his receivers even more opportunities to make plays. It could lead to more consistent production from the offense and more wins for the Indianapolis Colts.

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