Since the acquisition of Carson Wentz will not be officially carried out until the start of the new season next month, the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Frank Reich, cannot specifically talk about the team’s next quarterback.
However, when asked how Reich built confidence in the quarterback, the topic at hand became clear.
Reich said in a meeting with reporters on Thursday that the process of building confidence in quarterbacks and players in general starts from the bottom.
“This is always a big issue, and it’s also a very related issue; the confidence level of each position, of course, not just the quarterback position. I think one of the biggest misappraisers sometimes is that fans think they are in the world The greatest players… I have seen some of the best players in the world, everyone lost a moment of confidence,” Reich said through Kevin Bowen at 107.5. fan. “It may be short, but it will always go back to the same way. One way to restore confidence is to go back to the basics. You will go back to the basics. You go back to the basic schemes, creating one at a time. For each of us It’s all true. This is how we handle each position.”
Winters was in Indianapolis because of a disastrous campaign in Philadelphia in 2020. This campaign cost him his rookie position with the Hawks and lost to rookie Jalen Hurts. Although only started 12 games last year, Wentz has 15 interceptions, tied for No. 1 in the league with Drew Lock. Wentz’s 57.4% completion rate is a career low, only one-tenth higher than Locke’s worst pass in qualified passes. Although Wentz is not responsible for every aspect of these statistics-injuries to the offensive line and lack of explosiveness in the receiver also play a role-he no longer looks like he did before his knee injury in 2017.
If the Colts want Wentz to return to that state, it needs to be stripped to the bare bones and rebuilt from there.