Indianapolis, IN- One thing is for sure: If the Indianapolis Colts want any part of this year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey then the offensive line needs to step up tremendously. On the bright side it doesn’t get much worse than this, but on the dark side I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel for the line.
I’ve never seen a performance out of the line worse than what they’ve showed in the last two weeks. They looked like matadors in last week’s victory over the Houston Texans as quarterback Andrew Luck was sacked four times. Luckily, Luck, T.Y. Hilton and the Colts’ defense willed out a win hiding the inability of the offensive line to play football.
Today, it went from bad to worse as they looked scared, brittle and soft against a terrible St. Louis Rams football team. Luck had zero time to throw as he was sacked three times and threw three hurried interceptions. With nothing going in the passing game you would have at least thought the running game could get going.
It was historically bad on the ground for the Colts. They only had 18 yards on 14 carries with Luck leading the way with 17 yards. Starting running back Trent Richardson only had two yards on five attempts.
Do you call that effort?
The line didn’t protect Luck and failed to open holes for a running game. Reality is middle school teams play with better effort than that. It was a terrible display of football by this Colts offensive line.
That has to get better or this Colts team won’t go very far.