I wanted to get a very general understanding of what this team does well -- what our strengths are. Unfortunately, we don't do anything well. Perhaps punting, as Rigo Sanchez has been outstanding.
OFFENSE: League ranking out of 32 teams
Total offense - #27
Rushing - #20
Passing - #26
Defense: League ranking out of 32 teams
Total defense - #31
Rush Defense - #19 (#18 YPA)
Passing - #30
I understand that our passing offense is going to struggle without Andrew Luck, so I will not worry about that too much. It will also effect our offense's ability to run, since teams will not worry too much about our passing game and can focus on stopping the run.
We have been excited about our run defense, but it's not good. It's below average, however, it's an improvement for the Colts who were ranked #25 last year. Some will say that poor offensive play has led to the struggles on defense, but I will point out that for years the Texans and the Jaguars have had horrible QB play, yet have maintained a good defense, (Texans #1 and Jaguars #6 last year, Cleveland Browns #8 this year). We cannot use that as an excuse.
It's simple, this year's Colts team is not good. It's part of a rebuild and I see that talent is better than we've had in years past. I think this team will gradually improve as the year progresses and we will be more competitive next year.