The Dopey Report Card (Colts-Rams)
In which we hail Zaire Franklin and Dayo Odeyingbo, wonder where Shaq Leonard has been and question whether Alec Pierce will ever be a player.
Welp, Jonathan Taylor is back – sort of. He’s got a 21-day period in which to be activated. My guess is he’s ready to roll in roughly a week’s time, but then the issue becomes: Is he prepared to honor his contract and if so, when do the Colts activate him? I could be wrong (of course) but I tend to think this will get even messier despite Chris Ballard’s best efforts to calm the waters in recent weeks. We’ve received no indication that Taylor is willing to return to the Colts, but money talks, and there’s a lot of money on the line. In the end, I think they end up dealing him, but at this point, who the hell knows? As for Sunday’s game, Zack Moss was stuffed most of the first half but got unleashed in the second half as the Colts made their comeback from a 23-0 deficit. Once again, he was a workhorse, rushing for more than 70 yards for his seventh consecutive games. Anthony Richardson got a lot done with his legs in the first half and became the first rookie quarterback ever to score four rushing touchdowns in his first three games.