The Colts' running game has struggled almost as much as the passing so far this season.
Joseph Addai's stats appear to suggest otherwise. His numbers look decent, especially his 4.6 yards per carry average. However, that stat is somewhat deceiving.
Addai is only averaging 12.5 carries per game. He has yet to break 100 yards rushing in a single game this year and only has one touchdown all season.
You would think that the current quarterback struggles would cause the Colts to let Addai and company pound the rock for better or worse.
Yet, the most carries he has had in one game was 17 against the Steelers. That was his best game thus far this season.
I believe that the Colts need to put some more weight on Addai's shoulders. It is understandably difficult because they are often playing from behind, but you have to go with what works.
Addai most likely will not be able to maintain that YPC average with more carries and has shown a history of getting hurt.
It is a high-risk, high-reward situation for the Colts, but at this point they need to try something.