Breaking down this season in Indianapolis is pretty painful. Paul Kuharsky took on the task and offers up some observations:
Biggest need: The Colts need help at all sorts of positions, starting in the secondary. Before team vice chairman Bill Polian was dismissed he was saying the team needed an infusion of youth that could contribute to converting third downs on offense and stopping them on defense. But until a new general manager is in place and we know the coaching staff and scheme, we won’t know which veterans they should aim to keep and which ones they should let go. So new leadership at the management level is the top need following the dismissal Polian and GM Chris Polian. From there, a verdict on Manning’s health and future and a decision on whether to keep the No. 1 pick and what to do with it will hang over the franchise.
He couldn’t be more right. The secondary is a mess and it should be a priority. That said if they trade the pick and Claiborne is off the board you may be drawn to a DT. Lots of tough choices faces the Colts.