The ugly from Colts’ Week 6 loss to Jaguars
Gardner Minshew got off to a hot start during the first drive of the game as he completed all nine of his passes and led them to an opening field goal drive. After that, it became a disaster, not only for Minshew, but the entire team itself. But it was Minshew who set the tone on offense and that tone was underwhelming.
They could not get the running game going, at all, and relied on Minshew heavily. Minshew threw three interceptions and two of them were horrific overthrows to the Jaguars secondary. We have seen Minshew excel in certain situations but as a long-term starter, we will see him be less effective as the opposing team has the entire week to prepare for him and his skill set.
Penalties and turnovers
While you cannot put the all the penalties on Minshew, you can for the turnovers. The Colts had four total turnovers, and all were committed by Minshew. He threw three interceptions and had one lost fumble early in the game that really turned the tide negatively for the team. He seemed rattled going forward and never really recovered.
As for the penalties, the Colts committed two neutral zone infractions that allowed the Jaguars to continue drives that the defense had the upper hand at that moment. Indy committed six total penalties, and that must be cleaned up as the Colts host Cleveland next Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.