Eric Ebron 'disgusted' by drops, takes blames for Colts' loss

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts tight end Eric Ebron shouldered the blame for the team's offensive struggles because of his dropped passes in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland.

Ebron, who made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after having 13 touchdown receptions, had three of the Colts' six dropped balls against the Raiders.

"I didn't do anything. I didn't contribute. I didn't help my teammates. I was s---ty," Ebron said. "It sucked to be a part of, and hopefully next week I'll do something more. ...

"It's definitely lack of concentration. It's just mental. Just going through a drought. First time ever going through something like this where I had three drops in one game. It's tough."

All three of Ebron's drops occurred in the first half, when the Colts were trying to come back from two 14-point deficits. Two of the drops would have given the Colts a first down, and the third happened one play prior to rookie receiver Parris Campbell's fumbling at Oakland's 15-yard line with less than four minutes remaining in the first half.

Ebron threw his helmet down on the sideline twice -- first after he was taken out the game and then again after the Campbell fumble.

"I really pride myself being a very, very prideful person," Ebron said. "When these mistakes happen, they hurt because it's not something I want to do, something I try to do. They just happen. But being a professional, I have to learn how to let it go and help my team. [Sunday,] I didn't do that. That sucked."

Ebron's lone reception on five targets was a 48-yard touchdown reception late in the game. He didn't celebrate like he usually does. He simply returned to the sideline after the touchdown.

"I didn't even deserve that [touchdown], not after my performance," said Ebron, who had six drops in all of 2018. "I just have to be better for my teammates. I was a bit disgusted from that performance."