The Indianapolis Colts suffered a heartbreaking loss Monday night to the Baltimore Ravens.
The defense blew a huge lead as Lamar Jackson took over and led his Ravens to an overtime win.
Indianapolis dropped to 1-4 with the loss, tying them with the lowly Houston Texans for second in the AFC South.
Things were supposed to be different this year with the addition of Carson Wentz.
Fans had high expectations after the team reached the postseason last year with Philip Rivers under center.
1-4 was not supposed to happen.
Yet it is still early in the season and the Colts do have an easy upcoming schedule.
At least one person in the organization still has faith and that is owner Jim Irsay.
Not only does he believe in this group, but he sees multiple Super Bowl titles coming home to Indy this decade.
Colts Nation,don’t you worry…we’re gonna get The Horseshoe at least 2 Lombardis this decade…as sure as the sun rises and the seasons change,it’s COMING🏈💪🏼! Don’t you ever doubt that,EVER! YOU WILL SEE GREATNESS🏈 BELIEVE AND YOU WILL SEE🏈💪🏼🙏🏼
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 12, 2021
That is quite the guarantee from ownership.
A Bold Claim
The best part about being an NFL owner is that you can say what you want and others have to back up the claim.
All Irsay is doing is paying others to build a winner.
If they fail, he can pay more people until his promise comes true.
Since the Colts arrived in Indianapolis in 1984, the team has won one Super Bowl.
That came with Peyton Manning under center in the 2006 season.
Now Irsay believes two rings are coming home this decade alone, without a generational talent at quarterback.
His bold claim would have been more plausible if the Colts protected Andrew Luck and allowed his career to flourish.
Now, they may be stuck in the middle in terms of quarterback talent.
A More Short-Term Focus
The Colts need to get back on track and do so fast to avoid wasting the 2021 season.
The good news is that they have a relatively easy schedule over the next month.
In order, they play the Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Carson Wentz is the 4th player in Colts history to throw for 400 passing yards in a game, joining Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Johnny Unitas. pic.twitter.com/8Cuqdb9lUR
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2021
All of those games are winnable and taking down the Titans would keep the Colts in contention for the division crown.
Tennessee is only 3-2 so far this season.
Before Irsay starts thinking about Super Bowls, this current Colts team needs to learn how to close games and secure victories.
If they can’t go at least 3-2 in the next five games, he loses one year of the decade to secure those two titles.