2. Colts fans should be thankful that the offensive line returned to form
After two years of head-scratching at what had become the latest version of the Indianapolis Colts offensive line, they have seemingly returned to form in Shane Steichen's scheme under new offensive line coach Tony Sparano Jr.
The offensive line had proved to step up their game during the second half of the 2022 season under interim head coach Jeff Saturday, though the inconsistencies remained prevalent. It wasn't until 2023 when the wheels really began to turn.
The 2023 Colts offensive line has seen a breakout sophomore campaign from left tackle Bernhard Raimann and a career-best year from the longest tenured Colt, center Ryan Kelly. As a unit, PFF ranks Indy's OL as the 12th-best pass blocking unit as well as the eighth-best run blocking unit. When you consider that's been whilst protecting a skiddish yet servicable backup in Gardner Minshew, it's even more impressive. The line is by no means a finished product, though the quick turnaround leads to believe the trajectory is going up.