INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WISH) – The Colts had a disappointing showing in Philadelphia on Sunday, falling to the Eagles 36-10. But just how much value should we place on the preseason? Last year, the team was winless in the preseason yet reached the AFC title game; In 2006, they won one game and went on to win the Super Bowl.
“I remember in 2008 we were undefeated in the pre-season, I think it was the only time we were undefeated and we had the worst year we ever had,” said Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. “I remember the Colts year after year didn’t seem to do very well in the preseason, and they were always one of the top five teams in the NFL. I think the preseason has a lot of value; its different for each person. I think for the organization, it gives them a chance to evaluate players.”
The Colts did look impressive in the early going, but it got away from them with too many mistakes: four turnovers, eight penalties, sloppy tackling.
The good news? Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck had a lot of time in the pocket.
The Colts return to work on Tuesday. It should be an interesting week of practice for the team; they host the Chicago Bears on Wednesday and Thursday for practice before playing preseason game #2 vs. Chicago on Saturday night.