The Indianapolis Colts have found another scapegoat for their failing offense.
This time it is offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, who was fired by the team on Tuesday morning.
This is the second major change the Colts have made to their offense this season after benching starting quarterback Matt Ryan and replacing him with Sam Ehlinger.
Brady was in his second season as the Colts’ offensive coordinator, and after finishing ninth in scoring during the 2021 season the team has been one of the league’s worst this season offensively, averaging just 16.1 points per game. That places them 30th out of 32 teams in the league, ahead of only the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.
They have scored more than 20 points just one time this season (a 34-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars three weeks ago) and have been held to just 10 and 19 points over the past two weeks respectively.
Overall, it’s been a highly disappointing season for a Colts team that entered the year with very high expectations. But an injury to star running back Jonathan Taylor, as well as a continued revolving door at quarterback have all helped play a role in the team’s struggles.
The Colts are in second place in the AFC South with a 3-4-1 record, but trail the Tennessee Titans by two games and do not currently have the tiebreaker after losing to them two weeks ago.
They visit the New England Patriots this Sunday and then travel to Las Vegas the week after that.