The 2012 Indianapolis Colts will look much different than they have in the past. Normally, this slideshow predicting the games would put the Colts in discussion for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs.
The Colts had the most dominate run in regular season history from 2002-2010. Then came the horrid 2011 season.
Franchise player Peyton Manning was out for the season due to a neck injury which aided in one of the worst seasons the Colts have ever had. That led to owner Jim Irsay wanting to clean house—and clean house he did.
Irsay fired GM Bill Polian, most of the coaching staff and let go of the face of the Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning.
The Colts also will be without Jeff Saturday, Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, Pierre Garcon, Gary Brackett and Melvin Bullitt among others.
This is truly a new era for Colts football as they’re in total rebuild mode.
I expect Indy to draft Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick, and honestly, don’t see the Colts being as bad as people think. Don’t get me wrong, they won’t be a playoff threat, but they will definitely win more games than last season.
They’ve already added a slew of offensive and defensive linemen. The defense will now be a base 3-4, and many changes to schemes have changed.
I think the Colts are a few years out still, but this is my game-by-game prediction for how the season will fare.