While it lasted, the Colts 2012-13 season was a great and surprising one that ended in an 11-5 regular season record and a trip to the postseason.
However, once in the postseason, it became a different ballgame. While Andrew Luck still managed to impress, the rest of the team seemed a bit lost during the game, resulting in a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Despite the very bitter ending to an otherwise sweet season, the Colts and their fans have a bright future ahead of them as long as Luck is under center. But more will be needed for this team to make the leap in 2013.
While I do expect them to make the leap, here are some pieces that the Colts will need in order to do just that. Luckily for them, they not only have a bright star at quarterback in Luck and a great coach in Chuck Pagano, but they also have general manager Ryan Grigson, who should undoubtedly become this year's NFL Executive of the Year.
Grigson and the Colts will likely fill these needs this offseason, so let's take a look at what they are.