It wasn’t very long ago that running backs just as mediocre as Shonn Greene were having ridiculous outbursts just as uncharacteristic as Greene did this Sunday almost every single week (161 yards and three touchdowns), and for a fanbase that’s suffered through more atrocious defensive performances over the last 10 years than any franchise this side of Detroit, it was very troubling to watch.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that with a new coach who’s dedicated his life to antagonizing quarterbacks (and whose safe return they’re all praying comes as soon as possible) and welcome changes looming for the roster and the scheme, the path toward an elite defense is at least on the horizon, and whether or not it ever gets here, Colts fans can at least take comfort knowing things won’t get any worse.
Before that process progresses too far, however, it’s important to remember just why it’s happening in the first place, not to simply dwell on past mistakes but to ensure they aren’t repeated.
Join us as we do just that with one last look at the Colts defense of yesteryear and the legacy, for better or for worse, they left upon the world.
Five years from now, after all, Colts fans may have suppressed these memories so fully no one remembers what really happened (or at least that’s what they hope).
Better just get it out of the way now.