The Indianapolis Colts are six losses away from becoming the second 0-16 team in NFL history. And two players on the Colts know first-hand that that’s not a pleasant experience.
Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky and linebacker Ernie Sims were both on the 2008 Lions, the first team ever to lose 16 games in a season, and now they’ve got six games to avoid being on the second team ever to lose 16 games in a season.
“Only me and Dan have been through this,” Sims told the Indianapolis Star. “You’ve got to fight. You’ve got to go through hard times. We’ve got to fight through this adversity. You go through it and you’ll be a better person.”
Orlovsky says that for this year’s Colts, just one win would be a major relief.
“I’m not saying you hang your hat on going 1-15, no, but you’re not making history,” Orlovsky said.
The Colts would like to leave history to the 2008 Lions.