Takeaways from Chris Ballard’s end-of-season press conference

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard met with the media Tuesday, conducting his end-of-season press conference.

Ballard touched on several topics, including the disastrous season that resulted in the Colts losing the final seven games consecutively. He did take responsibility for the team’s failures in 2022, and it was refreshing to see him hold himself accountable.

He made it clear they will do “whatever it takes” to get a quarterback in the draft—if they feel that player is the future. Whether that player is in this draft remains to be seen.

Ballard also made it clear he will be leading the head coaching search but that ultimately, the decision is up to owner Jim Irsay.

Here’s a look at the notes from Ballard’s end-of-season press conference:

Opens up acknowledges failures

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Criticism has been warranted

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Changing QBs has been tough

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Matt Ryan still has something left

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Underestimated continuity of the offensive line

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Gives praise to Jim Irsay

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'Mr. Irsay lets me do my job'

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Jeff Saturday is a HC candidate

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Ballard voiced his concerns over hiring Saturday

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Roster construction under going examination

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Jim Irsay will make final call on head coach

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Understands the importance of QB

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HC hiring could be long process

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Lost competitive confidence late in the season

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Whatever it takes to get the QB they want

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Not afraid of the struggle

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Regarding the Kayvon Thibodeaux celebration

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Very encrouaged by Bernhard Raimann

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Optimistic Jonathan Taylor doesn't need surgery

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Fans deserve better

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There were no discussions about internal promotion

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Willing to pay Jonathan Taylor top money

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Jeff Saturday's record won't factor into decision

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Not a good job managing expectations

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Praise for Frank Reich

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Open to hiring a college coach

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Story originally appeared on Colts Wire