Last week the Colts got shut out against the Jaguars, the worst team in their division and then came back this week and beat the Texans who were arguably the best team in the division. It feels like a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde situation.
It’s a real roller coaster ride but, unfortunately, I think it’s just part of the process. The team is starting to gel and come into its own but we’re young and this system is new so there are bound to being growing pains. The Colts have never been known for their defense but it appears that has finally changed.
The defense is doing their job. They’re keeping us in games which is crucial as Luck and the offense work to become more consistent. They’ve definitely shown they can be explosive and move the chains but they’ve also shown that they can shit the bed for long stretches which is frustrating.
The good news is it’s only frustrating because we know what our potential is. We are a good football team and we have the potential to be a great football team. We wouldn’t have been frustrated if we were shut out by the Jaguars last year. We would’ve calmly taken a sip of our beers and let out a collective sigh, followed by a “Yeah, we suck.” It sounds weird to say, but it actually feels good to have the right to be pissed off when we have a bad game.
I couldn’t be more happy that the Colts are in the Wild Card conversation and I couldn’t be more excited to see how we compete for it. I’m all in on GM Chris Ballard and Head Coach Frank Reich. What they’ve been able to accomplish with this team in such a short period of time is incredible. I’m not second-guessing shit this off-season. If they make a move to get Le’Veon Bell…awesome. If they don’t make a move to get Le’Veon Bell…still awesome. These guys came here with a vision and it’s working so I’m keeping my stupid mouth shut. It’s a good time to be a Colts fan.