Change can be a difficult thing. It forces us into something new, something different, something we’re not comfortable with.
For the 0-1-1 Indianapolis Colts it’s easy to argue that major changes are needed to get the season back on track. With two should-have-been wins in the rearview mirror as a tie and a shoutout loss, Indy finds itself desperately seeking a W.
Our unofficial depth chart for Week 3. ⬇️
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 20, 2022
Where is that first W going to come from though? I suppose it is any given Sunday and Frank Reich has beaten the Chiefs with worse before, but it’s by no means an easy task to slow down Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City.
Last 4 times a QB has started a season with 7+ TD and 0 INT through the first two weeks:
– Patrick Mahomes (this season)
– Patrick Mahomes (2019)
– Lamar Jackson (2019)
– Patrick Mahomes (2018) pic.twitter.com/KT03NVrV37
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 20, 2022
We can really only look at this team in a one game at a time lens, but if were to tempt fate and look ahead to the next few weeks it’s not getting any easier. After the Chiefs come into town, the Colts welcome in the Titans and then travel to Denver before returning home to host the Jags.
Tennessee hasn’t looked great and Denver looks somewhat beatable, however I don’t think Colts fans would count those as any easier matchups then their first two games of the season.
Which brings us back to the original question; is a change needed for the Indianapolis Colts?
Jim Irsay. Chris Ballard. Frank Reich. Players.https://t.co/i56SbgKvGY
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) September 20, 2022
Is that a change at head coach, is that a swap some where on the depth chart, or is it a new player acquired through free agency or trade?
While all of those are intriguing options the thing potentially stopping change is the state of the AFC South. This division is so putrid that the Colts could still be in the thick of things should they fall to Kansas City this weekend.
That’s truly incredible that, if they lose to Kansas City, they could still be strongly in a division race at 0-2-1, but that just speaks to how bad the AFC South is.
A division title after potentially starting 0-2-1? Wish we could simulate to the end of the regular season to see that.
Glass half full guy. It’s still early for 0-1-1 Colts. Been in this spot before. And they play in AFC South.
*Combined record: 1-5-2
*Combine point differential: minus-48
*Only 2 other divisions have minus-differential: NFC West (minus-42) and NFC North (minus-2).
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) September 20, 2022
Tuesday on The Dan Dakich Show The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 joined the program to give us his thoughts on the Colts early season struggles.
Plus, Chappy chatted with us on:
- the abysmal performance in Jacksonville
- potential changes on the depth chart for the Colts
- if a coaching change makes sense for the team
- former Colts in the hunt for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Check out Dan’s full chat with Mike Chappell below and keep listening to The Dan Dakich Show, weekdays 12-3pm Eastern, on The Fan.