The Colts were able to get Frank Reich his first win as a head coach and the Colts displayed the most impressive defensive performance (against a team that has a real chance to see the playoffs) that I can remember in at least a decade. The first half of the game saw a lot of good Colts offense and Darius Leonard is the best 23-year old linebacker I’ve ever seen wearing a horseshoe. I know I shouldn’t overreact because it’s only week two, but it’s hard to remain level-headed with a performance like this out of such a young team. My biggest concern at this point is how long will we be able to keep Matt Eberflus if they keep playing like this.
Each week, I will look to break down two of the best or worst plays from the previous game, but I’ll need your help deciding what plays should be given a closer look as I hope to explain what happened in greater detail than the broadcasters can. Often you’ll hear “how did that guy get so open?” and I hope to be able to answer that question for Colts fans this season.
My vote this week will be for Marlon Mack’s five yard pitch play that came on 3rd and 2 in the second quarter that was able to keep the drive moving and set up a Colts touchdown. The play design alone is worth the look for me, T.Y. Hilton came in motion and opened up the back side of the defense for the pitch, but it would be nice to breakdown what a modern NFL run concept looks like.
I will start breaking the plays down as soon as the NFL releases the All-22 film on Gamepass. Last week I just so happened to be awake at 3 am Tuesday morning when the all-22 dropped, I can’t make that promise again this week but I’ll do my best. Let me know in the comments what you hope to see!
What impact play from Week 2 would you like to see broken down?
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Marlon Mack’s 5 yard pitch to move the chains
TY Hilton’s goal line touchdown reception
Nyheim Hines spinning touchdown run
TY Hilton’s screen pass on 3rd and 12
Eric Ebron’s touchdown reception
Random collection of Darrius Leonard plays
Other, let me know in the comments