Indianapolis Colts’ Sloppy Fundamentals Overshadow Preseason Bright Spots

August 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The preseason is a messy business.
It always is, for every team. There are more than 1,000 players in these games that won’t make a final roster in a few weeks. The game-planning is minimal, if there is any at all. Teams are extra cautious with injuries, meaning the slightest bump equals sitting out the rest of the day.
With so many moving pieces and a lack of preparation, it’s no wonder that the net result of preseason games is often poor play. In fact, just one team earned a positive total grade at the end of last preseason from Pro Football Focus: the Philadelphia Eagles.
But even expecting the preseason to be rough, the Indianapolis Colts’ first two games have been a sore sight.
Including Saturday’s 23-11 loss to Chicago, the Colts have lost by a combined 59-21 over the last two games.
Of course, taking meaning out of the final score of preseason games is a fool’s errand. The team went 0-4 during last season’s preseason a...

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