Our Colts concluded the 2016 NFL season, defeating the Jaguars 24-20, and again as in 2015, finished with 8 wins and 8 losses. A bright sign that tour Colts concluded their 2016 schedule, and began New Year's Day 2017, with a win over the Jaguars.
Now the long offseason begins since the Colts were eliminated since their road loss at Oakland last Sunday. Andrew Luck was healthy most of the season, but the Colts were still short of making the postseason.
Colts management will evaluate the past season, and make the inevitable changes, such as which players re-sign and retain, and those who will be waived or released as free agents. Also if the Colts are going to retain General Manager Ryan Grigson, the scouting staff, and Head Coach Chuck Pagano and his coaching staff.
Not only will the Colts sign veteran free agants beginning in March, when the NFL calendar year begins, but before March, the Colts management will be at LOS (the building) after the Super Bowl 51, where college players are invited for the upcoming NFL Combine.
Player interviews prior, and into the 2017 NFL Draft, then the Organized Team Activities (OTA's) in May and June before the Colts 90-man roster reorts to training camp in the summer.
Colts 2016 campaign and being eliminated from the NFL Playoffs is just a temporary setback for now.. But I am sure the Colts braintrust will staff the talented team before opening week in September that will represent our city, and compete with the 2017 Indianapolis Colts.
My pleasure preparing the Colts Game Day Threads, and my sincere appreciation and gratefulness again for Nadine and the rest of the moderating team allowing me to start these threads.
I also like to thank the rest of the registered members here on the Official Colts Fan Forum Message Board here on http://www.colts.com/ along with myself, for participating and posting your threads and narrating the action throughout the course of each game.
Colts also have a new rival to reckon with, in the Houston Texans, who are on a three-game winning streak over them. Not only have they achieved their first road win at Indianapolis in their team history back in 2015, but the Texans also swept the Colts for the first time in 2016. and both last and this season won back-to-back AFC South Division Titles. Colts should find a way to staff a Colts team to win more games and both reclaim the AFC South, and dethrone the Texans in 2017.
Thanks for participating, let's do it again in the upcoming 2017 NFL season. Stay Colts Strong throughout the offseason, and as always GO COLTS!!!!!