The Indianapolis Colts are winless for half a season.
Sunday’s 27-10 loss at Tennessee dropped the Colts to 0-8, a record they’ve not seen since 1997, and the final score has left Indy outscored 89-17 over their last four halves of play.
Everyone figured the Colts would struggle without quarterback Peyton Manning, but who thought it would be THIS bad? One thing is for sure, though: There’s blame to go around on all sides.
I said during last week’s 62-7 debacle at New Orleans that the biggest reason the Colts couldn’t win a game to date without Manning, a four-time NFL MVP, was that the team just didn’t have sufficient talent elsewhere on the field.
I stand by that position today. Looking at yesterday’s division loss to the Titans (4-3), the starting offensive line consisted of Jeff Saturday and four other guys, none of whom an average fan could pick out of a crowd. Left tackle Jeff Linkenbach, who is filling in for the injured Anthony Castonzo and Ben Ijalana, has been all over the...