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Colts WR Michael Pittman Puts QB and Head Coach on Blast for offensive woes

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Indianapolis Colts lost 19-10 to the Tennessee Titans to drop to a record of 3-3-1 on the season. It was also the fifth straight defeat for Indianapolis against Tennessee, and the Colts are now 1-3-1 against the AFC South this season.

The Colts offense continued to struggle in the loss. QBMatt Ryan threw 2 interceptions and really didn’t take many chances down the field to connect on big plays.

It seemed like there were some frustrated members of the offense after the game, as per Nate Atkins of the Indianapolis Star. Michael Pittman Jr. admitted that he wishes the offense would draw up more explosive plays and put some trust in the hands of the team’s wide receivers.

“They’ve got to trust us,” Pittman Jr. said. “Even though they’re playing zone, we’ll go out there and make those big-boy catches.”

“I can do that every single play,” said Pittman Jr. of the highlight-reel grab he made on a fourth-down shot from Ryan. “I just run the plays. Whatever’s called, I run it.”

Pittman caught six passes for 58 yards in the game. He was targeted a total of nine times but never caught a pass for more than 14 yards. Ryan only connected on one pass for 20+ yards, a 20-yard completion to rookie Alec Pierce. Parris Campbell led all Colts receivers with 10 receptions, 70 yards, and scored the game’s only offensive touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman had a message for his quarterback and head coach after losing to the Tennessee Titans. Photo courtsey of Heavy.com

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