I can’t speculate on who will attend next year.

The Colts’ Week-18 collapse will not be forgotten, even if it is by their general manager.

After the shocking, season-ending defeat at the hands Jacksonville Jaguars in Indianapolis, Chris Ballard spoke with reporters on Thursday. He was honest in his assessment.

Ballard stated, “Every team can defeat your ass.” “And they came and beat our ass straight away.”

While acknowledging that his club will “evaluate all aspects”, the GM said that he would not make excuses and admit that “we screwed up”.

The task of identifying the cause of Indianapolis’ collapse can be difficult, but it is possible to start with quarterback play. Carson Wentz’s first season with the Colts was undoubtedly tumultuous and far from what Indianapolis hoped it would receive from its reclamation project. Instead of helping Wentz recover the success of his first years with the Eagles, the quarterback was unreliable and sometimes threw the Colts the win (as he did in Week 16, against Arizona). He also lacked the mental toughness to persevere through difficult times and come out victorious.

The Colts had a bitter taste in their mouths after his last performance of 2021, 17-of-30 passing, 185 yard, one touchdown and one interception. Ballard’s Thursday tone was filled by disappointment when discussing Wentz’s performance as well as the outcome of Indianapolis’ season.

Ballard stated, “We were on a roll there. We were playing really good ball up until the last two weeks of this season.” Stephen Holder of [Update News]. “We have processes in place. I won’t overreact. But I’m pissed. We made a big mess of ourselves.”

Ballard stated that he did not regret Wentz’s trade to the Colts. Ballard didn’t sound as confident that Wentz was the solution, saying to reporters that the Colts will look at “everything” and that he would not “make any comments on who’s going to be here next season or who isn’t.” Ballard also recalled his Wednesday conversation with Wentz, repeating one phrase: “Make the layups.”

Ballard stated that “our passing game needs to be improved.” “It has to be.”