2. Time for front office change in Indianapolis
General manager Chris Ballard has done a great job in his time in Indianapolis working with the scouting department to find the best fits for his team in the draft. He has selected players like Quenton Nelson, Shaq Leonard, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr., and many others. There are other things, however, that I am not too fond of that Chris Ballard has let happen, and at some points orchestrated.
The main thing that has made my blood boil with Ballard is the constant quarterback carousel since he and Reich have been in Indy. Since 2017, the Colts have started seven different quarterbacks. This Sunday will be eight with the starting of Sam Ehlinger. How do you expect to ever get any type of flow within your team with so much shake-up and change at the most important position in sports? There is no continuity when you are changing that much at the quarterback position.
I think that Ballard should have done a better job hanging on to some of his past quarterbacks like last season with Carson Wentz. Sure, the Carson Wentz experience can be exhilarating and even make you wince at times, but if you keep him around and give him more time to grow, we could be in a different situation right now.
Also, another thing that I was not pleased with this offseason was the inability to keep depth on the offensive line. That has been one of the biggest problems on this Colts team thus far this season. All fingers point to the front office for that. Chris Reed and Mark Glowinski were both let go in the offseason which was puzzling to me. Both of those guys started many games last year and did a great job on the line. I am not sure what the thinking was letting those two walk.
As I mentioned, Chris Ballard has done a good job in selecting players to help his team win. But, there are many other things that he should have done and can still do better before it is too late. A name to keep in mind if there is indeed a move made here is a former player and current ESPN analyst, Louis Riddick.