Matt Ryan: The sense of urgency needs to be there and I think it will be


Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis offense looked as bad as ever in Sunday’s 24-0 shutout loss to the Jaguars.

Ryan was supposed to help elevate the Colts after the team’s disastrous finish to the 2021 season. But through the first two games in 2022, things for Indianapolis have just gotten worse.

On Sunday, Ryan completed 16-of-30 passes for 195 yards. He threw three interceptions, took five sacks, and looked every bit of 37 years old.

On a day where head coach Frank Reich called the team’s performance “pathetic,” Ryan said the Colts have to show some urgency to get themselves right.

“I think if you are going to be a championship football team, which is the objective of all 32 teams across the league, you have to be hard. You have to be tough,” Ryan said in his postgame press conference. “Sometimes you have to have that mud on your face a little bit and pick yourself up and find out what we’re really all about. Although it’s early in the season and we have a long way to go, the sense of urgency needs to be there, and I think it will be.

“I think we have the right group of guys, but you have to be battle-tested. You have to have some wounds. You have to come back from those a little bit, and you have to be tougher for those experiences. Although we’re not where we want to be two weeks in, I think there are instances that you can learn from, and you can be better for and be tougher for as we move forward. That’s what we’ve got to realize. We’ve got to put it into action.”

The Colts have another big challenge on the way in Week Three as they host the Chiefs. If the urgency Ryan was talking about isn’t there, that game could get ugly in a hurry.

11 responses to “Matt Ryan: The sense of urgency needs to be there and I think it will be

  1. Frank Reich calling the plays is the biggest problem. Followed by the O-Line giving Ryan no time to throw

  2. Frank reich seems like a real nice guy, but he obviously can’t coach his way out of a paper bag.

  3. Matt Ryan’s best days are far behind him and anyone who watched the Falcons the past few years can tell you that. It has been downhill ever since 28-3 in the Super Bowl. He hasn’t been the same since that game and Kyle Shanahan left

  4. The Colts need to stop cycling through other teams’ castoff QBs. Chris Ballard must’ve fallen asleep while watching the Falcons’ game tape or he would’ve noticed that Ryan has been awful for at least two seasons. And it’s a bad WR corps that doesn’t get open matched with an aging statue of a QB. It could be a 50-sacks-allowed/30 INTs-thrown kind of offense.

  5. I remember when the Ryan move was made everyone was saying it was the best move ever. The few of us that said a 37 year old over the hill qb was going to make the team worse were ridiculed. The evil no jab Wentz somehow got Washington a win already and had a nice second quarter comeback in the other. Welcome to this side of reality. Wonder if Irsay and the colts fans think they’d be 1-1 or 2-0 with Wentz because they certainly wouldn’t be 0-1-1 and “happy” for a tie.

  6. akira0724 says:
    September 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    So… Wentz WASN’T the problem last year then? Yet management made him the scapegoat for the loss?


    Let’s none of us get carried away here. Wentz was a huge problem…just not the only one.

    Jonathan Taylor is the best cure for stupid this team has. They need to use him.

    And whoever’s in charge of the D needs to look closely at Eberflus’s notes and start usin those.

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