The Indianapolis Colts are in an interesting place heading into their Week 4 matchup with the Oakland Raiders. Their defense has stalled in multiple aspects, but the offense has been one of the sweetest surprises, seemingly not missing a beat with Jacoby Brissett under center.
The team is missing Malik Hooker, Darius Leonard, and Tyquan Lewis, three important pieces at all three levels of their defense. Now, some rookies are going to be filling in and hoping to make a splash themselves. Today Matt Danely will go in detail about how this thing will hold up, how Frank Reich has gotten in the head of the roster without them knowing it, as well as some thoughts on several positions.
The safety group is going to have to find someone step up in coverage as Khari Willis has proven himself worthy of being the physical presence they need him to be. The receiver group is also in a pickle as T.Y. Hilton may be on the shelf. How can Deon Cain, Paris Campbell, and even Zach Pascal step up to the challenge and do it without the presence of Hilton on the field?
Today we’ll also go into the Pro Football Focus grades for the Colts for the first time this season. Additionally, we’ll take a look at Football Outsiders and some basic NFL stat comparisons between the Colts and Raiders heading into their Week 4 matchup.
We’ll discuss all of this and much more on today’s Colts Cast.
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