“Obviously, a very good football team and very well coached,” Reich said of the Titans. “They’re good in all three phrases so we’ll have our hands full, but our guys I think are ready for the challenge.”
In last week’s game against the New England Patriots, the Titans defense rattled quarterback Tom Brady with three sacks and six quarterback hits. They held the Patriots to only 10 points and 4.4 yards per play.
Reich recognized Tennessee’s number one defense but also expressed confidence in his own secondary’s ability. “It’s hard to get to Brady and they put pressure on him and they were effective with their pressures as they have versus most teams,” Reich said. “We have been pretty good in that area. They’re the best in that area so it will be a good challenge.”
Quarterback Andrew Luck also acknowledged the tough defensive battle that lies ahead. “They’ve got playmakers all over the field,” Luck said. “It’s a great challenge for us as an offense. A really, really good defense, so we certainly have our work cut out for us.”
Reich spoke of his security in Luck saying he’s “playing at an elite level right now.” Luck went 21 of 29 for 285 yards, three touchdowns and one interception last week against Jacksonville. Though Reich paid tribute to the healthy Tennessee defense, he stands firm in his team’s abilities and describes the team mood as “so locked in, week by week.”
The Colts will host the Titans at 1:00pm at Lucas Oil Stadium.