It’s natural to look at what the Indianapolis Colts accomplished last season and selfishly believe 11-5 is suddenly going to sprout an even better win-loss record.
Andrew Luck, Vick Ballard and T.Y. Hilton are a year older. No rookies in that sentence. Not after 16 regular-season games and the invaluable experience of playing a playoff game on the home field of the eventual Super Bowl champions.
Then there’s general manager Ryan Grigson, who has gone to great lengths over the past few months to improve both the overall roster and team depth. No longer a rookie, either.
Interlock the puzzle pieces and it certainly looks promising.