When Indianapolis (9–8) suffered a 26–11 loss to the Jaguars in its season finale, the Colts’ possibilities of reaching the playoffs have been dashed.
Colts owner Jim Irsay took cost in assessing the problems of the franchise in a little bit of an odd approach, informing all Indianapolis followers in a video that the meltdown within the Colts’ ultimate two video games of the season was not acceptable, all whereas standing subsequent to a airplane.
“It is certainly something where I apologize for and we have allowed and I have allowed doubt, fear and a lack of faith slip into our DNA,” Irsay stated. “It will not stand. Every walking step in this offseason is committed to getting the horseshoe back to where it should be.
“We understand what happen, I understand what happen and it is unacceptable. I promise you one thing, anyone walking into the 56th Street complex this year, will be walking in with all chips in, period.”
The Colts’ future between Irsay, common supervisor Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich look like secure for now. However, the way forward for Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will not be set in stone.
Ballard addressed Wentz’s future with the staff in a prolonged press convention on Thursday.
“After Philip [Rivers] retired, and we made the decision to make the move on Carson, at the time of the decision we felt good about it,” Ballard said. “And I still don’t regret the decision at the time. I’m not gonna—just sitting here today, just so y’all know, I won’t make a comment on who’s gonna be here and who’s not gonna be here next year. That’s not fair to any player.”
“I thought Carson did some good things, and there’s a lot of things he needs to do better. Our passing game has to be better.”
Whether Wentz would be the Colts quarterback sooner or later stays to be seen. However, if the vibe surrounding Wentz will not be as assured as Irsay’s prophetic message to Colts followers about the way forward for the franchise, Wentz may probably be taking part in on one other staff subsequent season.
“If you don’t want to put all your chips on the table for winning and excellence, then don’t walk in the building,” Irsay stated.
It’s clear that Irsay goes all in for the 2022 season.
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