1. Allow Fitz To Take Shots
Although it will come down to time of possession, allowing Fitzpatrick to take shots in the passing game will be crucial.
The offensive line did look solid after quarter No. 1 against the Browns. But solid isn’t enough to implement a ground-and-pound attack. The coaching needs to recognize a balanced offensive attack is crucial for this offense to succeed.
This means fully trusting Fitzpatrick.
Run the ball with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell all you want, but understand Chuck Pagano and the Colts will come heavy in the box to begin the game. Opening up the running game with an intermediate passing attach might be a very necessary key to victory. The Colts front-seven is nothing to write home about.
This means bullying them if they don’t go eight in the box will be the ticket, and opening it up through Fitzpatrick if they load it up will be critical.