The Indianapolis Colts report for coaching camp Tuesday with the memory of final season’s brutal ending contemporary in their minds.
The Colts ended up in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot just before the club collapsed down the stretch, dropping back again-to-again online games to close the marketing campaign. In 7 days 18, with a gain-and-in circumstance, Indy defecated, as Buckner advised, shedding to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars 26-11 in a game that wasn’t even that shut.
The troubling conclude of the season still left Colts operator Jim Irsay steaming, vowing to make improvements. The primary move came with Indy delivery Carson Wentz out of city and importing former NFL MVP Matt Ryan. It can be a considerable upgrade at the most important posture.
It was not the only shift normal supervisor Chris Ballard designed, also buying and selling for edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Buckner thinks incorporating the move rusher can assistance the total protection get the subsequent step.
“He’s up there with the best of them. He can make recreation-shifting plays for the workforce,” Buckner said of his new teammate.
With the offseason upgrades, especially at quarterback, Buckner created the expectations very clear for Indy:
“Tremendous Bowl or bust,” he said.