INDIANAPOLIS–Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard didn’t mince words when he discussed his performance recently.
“I failed. Look, I’m not going to sit up here and make excuses. I failed a lot of people,” said Ballard at a Tuesday news conference.
The Colts finished the year 4-12-1 and didn’t make the playoffs. They ended the season on a 7-game losing streak. That is the franchise’s longest losing streak to finish a season since 1953 — the Colts’ 1st year of existence. During his time as GM, Ballard’s record is 45-61-1 and the team has won 1 playoff game.
The Colts are considering what to do about the head coaching position. Jeff Saturday went 1-7 in the last 8 games as the interim head coach.
“I’ll lead the search on that, but Jim Irsay (Colts owner) has the final call on that. And yes, Jeff is a candidate,” said Ballard.
When asked about having the 4th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, Ballard said “look we earned it. I hate that we earned it, but we did.”
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard: “I Failed. I’ve Probably Fired Myself 50 Times This Year” was originally published on wibc.com