The Indianapolis Cots had a largely successful season that ended in the second round of the AFC playoffs to the New England Patriots one week after a thrilling comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs, and according to Marc Sessler of NFL.com’s Around the League, Colts defensive end Robert Mathis thinks the Colts are ready to win the Super Bowl.
“I really do feel like we are one of the teams to be reckoned with. We have a lot of missing pieces back, we have our quarterback with another year of experience, and I definitely think we have the tools to get it done.”
At first glance that may sound a bit optimistic, but when you consider the Colts defeated the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, both of this year’s Super Bowl participants, and the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers, it’s not unrealistic to think the Colts behind Andrew Luck and Mathis could do what Seattle did this year.
Mathis had 19.5 sacks in 2013 so if he can duplicate that effort in 2014 along with the return of wide receiver Reggie Wayne and emerging T.Y. Hilton and if Trent Richardson can provide a power run element to the passing offense, why not the Colts?