Lots of credit to go around for Colts' improvement

Somebody is doing something right.

Or more accurately, everybody is doing something right.

What else explains the Indianapolis Colts’ unexplainable start?

From the owner down to the lowliest rookie, the Colts are defying not only skeptics but logic. Big time.

Rebuilding teams, let alone the kind with interim head coaches, should not have a winning record at midseason. And they definitely shouldn’t be in the playoff race.

Yet here the Colts are, at 4-3, right in the thick of it.

Who should get credit? There’s plenty to go around, starting at the top with the owner.

Jim Irsay took the mother of all risks, or gambles, or leaps of faith, or whatever you want to call it, when he made the gut-wrenching decision to reduce it to rubble and start over. No more Bill Polian. No more Jim Caldwell. No more Peyton Manning. No more Pro Bowl-packed roster.

No more guaranteed sellouts.

But no matter.

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