3 things Colts must improve before returning for training camp

June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen watches various
June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen watches various / IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports
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As the Indianapolis Colts take their final break of the offseason, here are three things that need to improve before the team returns for training camp.

The Indianapolis Colts recently concluded mandatory minicamp, so they’re done with their offseason program. Now, the team will go on an extended break until the start of training camp at the end of July. Training camp, of course, is when everything heats up right before the new season starts.

While this break is a great time for everyone to regroup before attacking another season, it’s also a great time to make the last major adjustments to the roster. After free agency and the draft, teams had all of OTAs and minicamps to evaluate their rosters. It should be clear what every team needs to add before training camp.

The Colts have a few things they need to address if they want the 2023 season to be more promising than last year was. Let’s take a look at three things that need to improve before Indy returns for training camp.

3. Colts must get healthy

Unfortunately, health isn’t necessarily something that you can trade for or sign in free agency. While teams can add healthy players, what Indy needs is for the current players on the roster to get healthy. Injuries to star players impacted Indy’s season last year, and several players were sidelined through the offseason program.

Throughout OTAs and minicamp, a lot of Indy’s best veterans and most promising young players were watching from the sideline. Names like Jonathan Taylor, Shaquille Leonard, Michael Pittman Jr., Julius Brents, and Josh Downs were all sitting out with different injuries.

Aside from rookie safety Daniel Scott who tore his ACL during OTAs, the injuries aren’t expected to keep any of these players out of the season. It would be great if everyone showed up to camp at 100% so they all could be ready to roll by Week 1. Health will be a big determining factor in whether or not the Colts can turn things around.