Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Remember never to be too high on a team after they win or too low after a loss. It’s just one game, with an early chance at redemption on Thursday. And now the bad news:
Watching this game, as with many of the Colts’ first halves, one can’t help but to wonder what this team’s film sessions are like. They talked about the Rams’ pass rush. Did they devise any ways to slow it down? Did they add any wrinkles to the offense that work against the opposition’s weaknesses, get some safety help against the Rams’ speedy rookie receiver, or adjust when things weren’t going right? And so on.
Indianapolis repeatedly appeared to treat their weaknesses as strengths: the shaky interior line blocking, kick returns, little help for the tackles against two great edge rushers, a struggling cornerback on an island against a deep threat. Certainly, with anything, there’s more than meets the eye, but today’s game didn’t pass the eye test.