The 1992 Indianapolis Colts season was their first winning season since 1984-85. They won five consecutive games, with two of them in overtime. The Colts’ defense held opponents to only 49 points per game, and they also recorded their first shutout in four years at New England on December 6.
Emtman had a great college career, starring for Washington as a defensive tackle. Emtman’s hardwork and exceptional athleticism were appreciated by the Colts brass. Emtman was selected as the first player in the draft on Sunday. Jim Irsay, the Colts’ then general manager and current owner, stated that Emtman was a good choice for No. 1, but he had no choice but to give up Gilbert and Coryatt in order to get the job.
The 1992 Indianapolis Colts had an average season. They improved by eight games and finished third in the AFCEast division. After five seasons as a coach with the Buffalo Bills, Ted Marchibroda was hired to return to the coaching position. Marchibroda had previously coached the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979, and he was hired as head coach of the Colts after the 1991 season. The Colts went 9-7-0, finishing four-four-0-0 at home and five-three on the road.
The Colts had to worry about signing rookies after they drafted them in the first round 1992 NFL Draft. This led to a decrease in team depth and an inability to sign the right players. They had to deal with the rookie dilemma, and ultimately decided to trade Eric Dickerson and Cornelius Bennett. However, the Colts were still able to get a great defensive player.
The 1992 season saw the Colts go on a five-game winning streak, and a four-game losing streak. The 1992 Indianapolis Colts were a different team. Their point differential was -86 and they could have finished the season with a record of 5-11. During the regular season, the Colts went 6-1 in one-score games, 3-1 in games decided by field goals, and 2-1 in overtime games.
The Colts were 6-4 in their first season after signing George, but the rookie struggled through injuries for most of the season. In addition to Emtman, the Colts also signed two rookie linebackers to replace injured George. One of them, Steve Emtman, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and the other was Quentin Coryatt, who had a career year.