It’s a great question. Most such decisions entail risk. And, personally, I think it’s more common in the NFL to underestimating the risk of playing it safe by sticking with the slightly above average guys....and/or overestimating the risk of going in a different direction.
Of course, all of this has to be evaluated in the context of what’s possible rather than what would be ideal. My kids think the Colts just need to go get Joe Burro — no matter how many times I explain to them that it’s not quite that simple.
So, I don’t have a good feel for what our alternatives are at this point. It’s entirely possible that Ballard & Co. feel like we don’t have any better near-term options. I have a high degree of trust in CB to make the best decision. But I do fear (just because it’s so common) that we’ll just be waiting and waiting for Jacoby to reach his potential that they’re so certain is there.
Harsh tones, lol. I really don't care. I know I am in the minority about support for JB but, if they decided to draft Jordan Love, guess what, I will still love and support my Colts and will support Love.