Whether Chris Ballard knows what he’s doing or not, the cost for believing is pretty damn small.
After two seasons of hopelessness, Colts fans believe the team is headed in the right direction after losing a game it should have won against the Bengals.
Maybe that’s idiotic. Maybe it represents a tolerance of defeat. Whatever it is – it’s a hell of a lot more fun than embracing doom through as another generation of team leadership exerts its will upon the franchise.
Two things we can all agree on – GM Chris Ballard is a smarter general manager than Ryan Grigson (by default) and Frank Reich appears better suited in the role of head coach than did Chuck Pagano.
The roster may be really young and not talented enough to compete successfully with the elite teams in the NFL, but it’s a hell of a lot more fun to see the light at the end of the tunnel and believe it’s not an oncoming train. (more…)