Written by National Football League Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall.
Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. NFL ATS Weekly Picks are the best in the industry and will continue through the Super Bowl in February of 2019. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay couldn’t blame Chuck Pagano for last season’s nightmare, but it had to fall on someone’s shoulder, and two years after former General Manager Ryan Grigson got fired Pagano should have seen the writing on the wall. Enter fifty-six-year-old Frank Reich who as an NFL quarterback once led the greatest comeback in playoff history. General Manager Chris Ballard hopes year two will turn out better than his first in the Circle City but also understands he can’t waste time playing in a division which features up upstarts Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Houston. Fans at Lucas Oil Field were seen leaving games early with dismal performances on both sides of the football in 2017.
Indianapolis ranked near the bottom of the NFL in virtually every category, their (284.6) yards of offense per contest ranked thirty-first overall but they addressed the offensive line woes by selecting Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson number-six overall, and Auburn’s Braden Smith early in round two. Both will become immediate starters to help a unit that gave up fifty-six sacks last season. Center Ryan Kelly who returns after missing a lot of 2017 with injuries and Tackle Anthony Castonzo are solid. Future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore, brought in by Pagano was released making room for the talented second-year Marlon Mack who will have a breakout season. It doesn’t matter how much talent Indianapolis has if the spark plug that makes the engine runs is down, that would be quarterback Andrew Luck who missed all last season with a bad shoulder; with him, they are a playoff contender without it’ll be another nightmare season. Wide Receiver T. Y. Hilton was named to his fourth straight pro-bowl, he’s also Luck’s favorite target. Former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron could pay huge dividends if he play’s up to his expectations. However the most intriguing player on the roster is former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball player Mo Alie-Cox, coaches think he’s the next Antonio Gates.
Unfortunately, Indianapolis was just as bad on the defensive side allowing a little over twenty-five points per game by opponents. They had trouble stopping both the pass and run; it’s a miracle they won as many football games as they did in 2017. First-year defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus most success came at the Collegiate level where he did a masterful job with the Missouri Tigers, but he’s grateful for getting a chance in the NFL. Reich displeasures for huge egos was demonstrated when he cut high priced free agent Johnathan Hankins in year one of a huge contract and allowed leading tackler Jon Bostic also to walk. Rookie Darius Leonard was selected early in round two, along with Kemoko Turay and former Ohio State standout Tyquan Lewis could be the best second round trio in the league. Defensive End Jabaal Sheard brings leadership which is sorely needed. Defensive backs Quincy Wilson, and Malik Hooker showed why they were drafted early in 2017 both have potential to be the star’s in the league. Indianapolis should up their win total to five games but it’all be a few years before they get to the playoffs.
Free Pick. The 2018-19 Indianapolis Colts will go 5-11 in the regular season Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web.