Indy 'D' on the rise

Indy 'D' on the rise

There are 28 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 25, 2007, titled Indy 'D' on the rise. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

It's apparent to Carolina coach John Fox why the Indianapolis Colts are 6-0 going into their matchup with the Panthers on Sunday.

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Lets go Colts

United States

#1 Oct 25, 2007
Give the linebackers coach a huge raise and dont let any other teams talk to him about their open defensive coordinator vacancy. I dont know how they do it, but nearly every linebacker we draft turns out to be a great contributor in our Tampa 2 scheme.

Colts fans shouldnt be THAT unused to pretty good defense. Last year was a fluke for about the second half of the year. The first half of the year wasnt too bad and the playoffs were great. The year before last we were in the top 10 defensively. So its not like the offense has had to carry the D except for about 8 games the last 3 years. Ill take that all day and so would almost every other NFL team.

Funny how the national media thought our defensive wouldnt be as good as in previous years. If one of them would have actually watched some of our games last year and seen our weaknesses, they would have realized the parts we lost were those weaknesses.

You watch in two weeks when new england comes in the D is going to be the great equalizer for us. They are going to listen to an entire week of the media telling them they arent good enough to stop ne's offense.......right. Same thing they said about Jack's running game last week.......same thing they said about LJ and the chief's running game in the playoffs last year.

Repeat Champs in 07-08.....THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
COLTS FAN

Delaware, OH

#2 Oct 25, 2007
I know those commentators NEVER give the Colts any credit. It used to bother me all through the playoffs last year and now they don't give us a chance with New England. But I like it now. I am sure the Colts like the motivation too!
GO COLTS!!!!
Maxx

Pineville, LA

#3 Oct 25, 2007
It's great to see the defense playing so well. The touch back against Carolina was great to see.
But, the offense let the Panthers get too close to Manning too many times.
They need to step it up. Or Sorgi might become our new starting quarterback.
Sparky

Carmel, IN

#4 Oct 25, 2007
Maxx wrote:
It's great to see the defense playing so well. The touch back against Carolina was great to see.
But, the offense let the Panthers get too close to Manning too many times.
They need to step it up. Or Sorgi might become our new starting quarterback.
Whaaa? They haven't played the Panthers yet.
just me

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Oct 25, 2007
Maxx wrote:
It's great to see the defense playing so well. The touch back against Carolina was great to see.
Sorry to correct you, but it was a safety, and it was against the Jags.
T-M-D

Columbia, SC

#6 Oct 25, 2007
I'm still not convinced...

Fist of all the league talent is down this year(not as bad as the BIG 10)we still have yet to play a high profile offense not onlu that every team we have palyed it seems like their best offensive weapon is out.

We 2 very good D players although both are a little one-dimesional.

I still think our coverage is week(which it has always been)this will come into play against a good QB which we have yeat to play.

Obviously we are better than last year(we could paly with 7 guys & still be better than last year)
ChicagoBEARS

Plymouth, MN

#7 Oct 25, 2007
GO BEARS..
Vance Lee

Akron, OH

#8 Oct 25, 2007
How about the Colts getting the lineman from Atlanta Grady Jackson
to help with the run defense. He is supposed to be a pretty good player.Need all the help we can get against New England the way BRADY is playing.
David Quick

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Oct 25, 2007
Defensive and offensive stats can be misleading. Much depends on the type and effectiveness of the offense. When the Colts were scoring in 1 or 2 minutes, it put the defense back on the field more quickly without as much rest as from a 12-play, 7-8 minute scoring drive.

Probably a more fair evaluative stat would be points or points allowed per possession or per minute of possession. Maybe too complicated but more fair.
Better D

Tempe, AZ

#10 Oct 25, 2007
I knew the D was going to be better then last year, and have been posting that since april. BET you weren't saying that in the spring. Here is part of one of your rants pulled from one of your post back in the spring.
"If any colts fan thinks that this colt d is going to get us to another super bowl you're also f------ retarded!!!!!" nice language. Can you prove that the talent level is down, or is it down because you say its down. way to back up your opion with supportable facts smart guy. your probably right about the coverage to, the pass D is only ranked in the top 5, that coverage must be week. why don't you try and support your opion with some sort of evidence instead of just bitching and name calling.
Happy to hear they moved hagler to the SAM. Rocky was not getting the job done, he can't get off that tight end block.
anonymous

Abingdon, VA

#11 Oct 25, 2007
BET wrote:
I'm still not convinced...
Fist of all the league talent is down this year(not as bad as the BIG 10)we still have yet to play a high profile offense not onlu that every team we have palyed it seems like their best offensive weapon is out.
We 2 very good D players although both are a little one-dimesional.
I still think our coverage is week(which it has always been)this will come into play against a good QB which we have yeat to play.
Obviously we are better than last year(we could paly with 7 guys & still be better than last year)
have you been watching the same colts that ive been watching? their pass coverage has been very good. only allowing 5% of deep balls completed..and thats the nature of the cover 2 to allow the short passes but nothing deep. and they play for the mistake underneath, and jeff garcia and the bucs are pretty god and that guy drew brees isnt bad. and the defense has the number 1 pass defense in the league regardless.
Grendels04

Stockton, NJ

#12 Oct 25, 2007
Vance Lee wrote:
How about the Colts getting the lineman from Atlanta Grady Jackson
to help with the run defense. He is supposed to be a pretty good player.Need all the help we can get against New England the way BRADY is playing.
There is a question about why he was released. There may be locker room or off-the-field issues, including the lawsuit he filed against the Falcons this past off-season. Besides, did you see the size of the man? Even before Booger joined last season he didn't look like the Sta-Puff Marshmellow Man!
Kurt Weber

Evansville, IN

#13 Oct 25, 2007
No need to shore up the run defense when they play NE...Pats have no running game to speak of.
Jon

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 25, 2007
I love the Colts.
Crunch

United States

#15 Oct 25, 2007
I have to admit, I'm guilty of actually READING BET's comments sometimes. I need to remind my self to stop doing that. I feel so used.

There's only one quarterback with a chance to do good things vs. our D. I hope he fails - and I hope it's not because of injury or choke.
one of you

United States

#16 Oct 25, 2007
Ron Meeks took alot of B.S. from alot of people...give him credit. Will we win again? Who knows. The views nice from up here. NO?
1HoosierFan

United States

#17 Oct 25, 2007
Not to sound like a sports writer but it's hard not to think about Indy vs. New England... Either way, I'm glad they're not going to overlook Carolina.
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#18 Oct 25, 2007
David Quick wrote:
Defensive and offensive stats can be misleading. Much depends on the type and effectiveness of the offense. When the Colts were scoring in 1 or 2 minutes, it put the defense back on the field more quickly without as much rest as from a 12-play, 7-8 minute scoring drive.
Probably a more fair evaluative stat would be points or points allowed per possession or per minute of possession. Maybe too complicated but more fair.
I definitely agree with you that the Colts are playing smarter by making their drives use up more of the clock in order to give their defense more time to rest.

The CHFF has something called the "Scoreability Index" which is similar to what you are calling for.
http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles...

They have a number of other indexes that are also interesting to look at.

One of the things that time of possession does not show is how much time Manning keeps the opposing teams' defensive lines locked up in the three point stance while he's changing the call at the line of scrimmage (or pretending to). He almost always runs the play clock down to 1 second, even when the game clock is not running. But there's also the chance that his no huddle offense will pull off a quick snap before the other team gets into position, or while they're in the middle of trying to do a substitution, thus catching them with 12 men on the field.
anonymous

Abingdon, VA

#19 Oct 25, 2007
Kurt Weber wrote:
No need to shore up the run defense when they play NE...Pats have no running game to speak of.
exactly kurt!!!! ive noticed the same thing. thats why brady is throwing the ball so much. i like the colts chances in such a situation. and im taking nothing away from the patriots just that their running game is suspect. i also believe the colt D will hit them harder than theyve been hit so far this year. but it is football and a game where anything can happen. win lose or draw i still feel the colts will be there in the end.
rick

Jasper, TX

#20 Oct 25, 2007
i don't belive the pats have played anyone like this since colts beat them in the afc title game

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