In just a few days the 2021 Indianapolis Colts will attempt to accomplish something that a Colts team hasn’t done in nearly a decade; win a season opener.
That’s right. As pointed out today on The Dan Dakich Show, the Colts haven’t won the first game of the season since 2013.
For added context, here’s some facts about 2013 to show just how long that is.
- Former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was in his 2nd season in the NFL
- Carson Wentz was a relative unknown as a backup QB at North Dakota State
- Frank Reich was a quarterbacks coach with the Chargers
- The Raiders were still in Oakland, the Rams were still in St. Louis, and the Chargers were still in San Diego
- Vine was where we went to post short viral videos and TikTok was still 3 years away from its initial release
That’s a list that will make you feel old real quick.
Even though coaches and personnel have changed over that time frame, Dan hopes that self-respect will play a roll in ending the drought.
“The Colts are 0 for their last 7 openers,” Dakich told listeners on Tuesday. “I know one year doesn’t mean anything to the other, but you gotta at some point elicit some pride out of players.”
Sean Salisbury, a former NFL quarterback and a regular on the show, feels that slow starts like that are inexcusable.
“I don’t like to hear that. I’m not one of those guys that believes that December is more important than September.” Salisbury said. “If I don’t take care of September, I may not be able to fight for anything in December.”
The Colts will get the chance to break this streak, and be on their way to meaningful December football, when Seattle comes to town on Sunday.