The Indianapolis Colts lost their Monday Night Football matchup in heart-breaking fashion.
It’s safe to say that the new coach Jeff Saturday has some work to do in the department of clock management.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 29, 2022
Down seven points with less than two minutes to go, the Colts decided to not take a timeout.
With the clock still running, quarterback Matt Ryan is sacked, and again, no timeout is taken.
When the ball is finally snapped at second-and-17, there are only 56 seconds left in the game.
At third down, there is still no timeout taken, and the Colts decide to run the football, and at fourth-and-3 with 30 seconds left, they finally take their first timeout of the half.
What Was Saturday Thinking?
After this poor clock management by Saturday, many are wondering if he has the chops required to make it as a head coach in the league.
The Colts, who now sit with a 4-7-1 record, greatly diminished their chances of a playoff berth with their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last night.
Although the majority of the blame lies on Saturday, the veteran quarterback Ryan also had several opportunities to call a timeout in the final minutes of this game and failed to do so as well.
The Colts certainly had their chances to win this game as well.
Ryan was playing well, the defense had only allowed 24 points, and they were leading a strong drive down the field.
Alas, another loss in what has certainly been a tough season for these Colts.