>> Playcalling: The Colts had great offensive balance in the first half of Monday’s game, and that served to keep the Titans’ defense at bay. With Frank Gore gashing the Tennessee front for six yards per carry, and Marlon Mack ripping off a 22-yard run, the Colts were enjoying consistent success on the ground.
The Colts called 17 pass plays and 10 rushes in the first half. Things got more skewed in the second half when the Colts’ play selection was 21 pass plays and seven called runs. The trend toward more called passes gave the Titans a better opportunity to deploy creative blitzes. The Colts’ makeshift offensive line – Le’Raven Clark was playing guard in place of Jack Mewhort – handled it fairly well, but it made life much harder on quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who struggled to find open receivers.
This right here is the thing that I'm talking about. The utter lack of balance that we get into in these second halves. In almost every circumstance where we've blown these games you will find our second half numbers look like the above. 21 Passes and 7 runs behind a line that you know was make shift and a young QB. I haven't checked the official numbers of the other games but I know how I feel when I'm watching it unfold. And when we get out of balance it usually always ends up in turnovers, dropped passes and turnovers for the opposition. They have to rein this mess in .