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.
Smith was drafted as a guard, it was scouted as being his best position for the pros. He has done well at RT, but not outstanding.
Hence, the obsession is with replacing Glowinski and I theorized that by acquiring Conklin, who graded out as one of the finer RTs in football this year, you could slide Smith inside to what was meant to be his best position, thus upgrading both RT AND RG. That is the obsession, improving the line.