I was on this bandwagon right at the deadline because we were in a playoff position and didn't make a move to upgrade the team. As I watched the wheels fall off though I had to concede that not making a move was the correct decision. We had too many holes in too many places to think a deadline move would have saved the team.
That has zero to do with the butt hurt fans in this forum who whine and cry about what other teams do without understanding why things happen right here on our own team.
Then point a finger for someone to blame. It don't matter the how and why of things.
We didn't suck bad enough to get where they are in the way they did it. We've managed to not suck because Ballard has a knack for finding value in the mid levels of the talent pool. He's done a really good job of patching that roster together and instead of suck-for-Bosa, we were competing for the playoffs last year and had a fighting chance this year, even without our quitterback, before the wheels fell off.
Bottom line, no, we won't do a 3 year turnaround the way the 49ers did because that involved a level of terrible play that nobody wants to see in Indy. People are upset about 7-9, imagine 3-13.
That said, I trust Ballard to make adjustments and slow gradual improvements to the roster over the years.