Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay must be an eternal optimist.
There aren’t many good things to say about his 2-4 team. Indianapolis’ defense doesn’t rank higher than 25th in the NFL in any major category, and the Colts have found plenty of ways to lose close games. Most recently, the Colts surrendered a 23-9 fourth quarter lead. But Irsay believes his team could be undefeated, if not for a few unlucky instances.
“We could be 6-0 right now if the ball bounced our way,” Irsay said, according to USA Today’s Jarrett Bell.
Irsay also gave coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson a vote of confidence after signing them to matching contract extensions last offseason and maintains the team hasn’t given up.
“When I made the decision in January, it was a long-term decision,” Irsay said, according to Bell. “I know we’re under a lot of pressure. But this year isn’t over.”
Irsay isn’t wrong in saying the season isn’t done. However, the Colts currently sit in the AFC South’s cellar and already have lost divisional games to Houston and Jacksonville. If the Colts want to revive their season, they’ll have to start with a win against Tennessee this weekend.