The Indianapolis Colts come into the 2018 season as one of the most intriguing, if not polarizing, teams in the league. A rough 4-12 season resulted in Indianapolis’ third straight season missing the playoffs.
While it’s easy to attribute a four-win season to Andrew Luck missing the entire season, the Colts are just 20-28 since a crushing 45-7 loss to New England in the 2015 AFC Championship game, infamously known as the Deflategate Game.
An offseason riddled with changeover from the 2017 season brings hope to a fan base hungry to compete. Indianapolis’ king returns under center in 2018, and by all accounts, Luck’s shoulder is in tip-top shape.
Frank Reich, the offensive coordinator for last season’s Super Bowl Champions, takes over as the Colts head coach. He’s an exciting hire who aims to utilize Luck’s generational talent much the same way Reich lifted Carson Wentz to elite status last season. Reich brings along Matt Eberflus to fill the defensive coordinator role. Eberflus comes from Dallas with plans to install Rod Marinelli’s 4-3, Tampa-2 defense.
Coaching staff changes and the return of its franchise quarterback are exciting steps for the organization. Still, plenty of question marks remain heading into the preseason. Let’s take a look at the three questions that loom largest for the Colts to find success in 2018.
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