I love it.
First off, I am not the first to say this but if you aren't always learning, you are falling hopelessly behind. I think it is great that Ballard is learning how other successful teams did it.
And I think Epstein and Ballard are 100% right - culture is everything and it trumps virtually everything, including talent. That was true when Manning & Polian was here. Manning's talent was evident but more than that, it was the work that he put in, the expectations that he (along with Polian & Dungy as well) had for the team, the way they approached practice - everything.
if they can get back to that culture, they have a great chance at playing at the level we've all have gotten accustomed to with the Colts.