After a disappointing loss in Week 1 after the Colts held a 13-point lead, the team bounced back in a major way yesterday against the Redskins. The defense was swarming all day, the offense was methodical for large stretches of the day and the coaching was excellent as well.
Today we look back on Darius Leonard’s fantastic performance and what that means for the Colts’ defense going forward, the offensive line and how, with subs getting significant snaps at tackle, they continue to protect Andrew Luck enough to allow him to be successful at all depths of the field and what Frank Reich did before the game that may have been as important as anything he did all day.
The Colts held the Skins to 65 rushing yards, zero touchdowns and disrupted their backfield all day with 11.5 tackles for loss. Additionally, the Colts are putting Reich’s system to good use as Luck is spreading the ball around and Jordan Wilkins is showing his vision in the running game which allows for the dink-and-dunk attack to stay unpredictable.
This wasn’t just a win for the Colts, it was a peek into what their potential could lead to this season. They’ve worked over two very good defensive rosters, are still showing that they have some big-play ability as well as the patience to move down the field slow and steadily, convert on third downs at an amazing rate and get points on the board.
The Colts may not have the overall, top-end talent that most of the true contenders have right now, but they do have a group of guys who are playing extremely well together and are going to make life tough on whoever they play. This is such a fun group to watch, and regardless of their final record this year, Colts fans legitimately have something to be excited about right now, and definitely into the future.
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