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And this is Colts Law again, Back with you with another film room breakdown after week to the Indianapolis Colts.
Face the Minnesota Vikings.
And let's just say that that game was pretty, well, one sided.
But we want to know why.
Right? Uh, right now the Annapolis called Have the number one defense in the NFL averaging Onley 200 block eight yards.
They're giving up 208 yards of offense again.
What? That's 97 yards better than the number two defense in the NFL, where in which there's two teams tied for that.
That's almost 100 yards a game.
And everybody, well, I mean, you play Jacksonville and you played Minnesota.
Remember this past week, Jacksonville played the Tennessee Titans, who also has a very good defense, and they ended up with 480 yards offense and and weak one.
The Minnesota Vikings face the Green Bay Packers again really good defense, and they had 382 yards.
So the Indianapolis Colts have a great defense, but really, what makes this defense huh? What makes this defense? I wanna welcome everybody that's here on SportsCastr.
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Please, please. Now, enough stalling.
Let's go and check out my Indianapolis Colts against the Minnesota Vikings.
Because, I mean, people are like, Well, the Minnesota Vikings offenses terrible.
We already talked about how they played against Green Bay.
They put up, like, 34 points or something like that.
The only touchdown they had against the Colts was garbage time.
Uh, they were being beaten.
Uh, there was a drop by T y Hilton, which erased a touchdown, and then they were inside the red zone with 2.
5 minutes left in the game.
They could have easily scored on that one as well, so the Colts left plenty of points off the board, and yet it was still very, very one sided.
Let's go check out and see if it was Minnesota's fault or the Indianapolis Colts defense fault that Minnesota just really wasn't up to the task.
All right, so we're going to start this off with the very first play of the game. Man.
Very first play that can answer beautiful designed play to open up the game because the Indianapolis Colts everyone's expecting Dalvin Cook to get a bunch of touches this game, and they're gonna use play action.
Let's watch the play itself and then see what happens.
Oh, oof! Now, as you could see, the Indianapolis Colts are in man coverage, right? You got Xavier Rhodes.
You got candy more out here covering the wide receivers.
You got the linebackers.
Bobby Oh, creaky Darius Leonard covering the tight ends, Kyle Rudolph in Earth Smith, two deep safeties.
And then, of course, Anthony Walker's got album Cook.
Now, if you watch this play as it unfolds, this is actually quite beautiful because we're gonna run play action album Cook This way Ceiling is gonna come across the backside of this wash.
The offensive line.
The wash where the offensive linemen defensive linemen are all connected here.
Right? That's gonna get Kenny more caught up in that wash feelings gonna come out here.
If you look, Malik Hooker is all the way back here.
He gets caught up in the wash as cousins turns around.
Look how much space.
Look at all this space.
England has two people on this play.
We're not fooled, Hooker.
As you could see, he was at the 37.
He is moving forward.
He sees this play happening.
And right here is Anthony Walker.
He sees this play happening as well.
Walkers with very, very smart linebacker.
He does not get fooled very often, but still, this play was beautifully designed.
It got the entire defensive line to go that way because of the tight ends heading in that in this direction and one of them coming back around you could see that there's, uh, one of the tight ends here is one of the tight ends, and then you got the linebackers sitting here.
This is beautifully designed to get this space right here.
Well, open Roads is not supposed to be sneaking a look in the backfield.
He's supposed to keep an eye on his receiver, but instead, as you could see, he's sneaking a peak in the backfield, which means he would have been an extra guy.
See, he slows down stops as he's throwing the football.
But still lots of space would have had Mawr would have had more space and have not been formally cooker already breaking in on this football.
There it goes, feeling catching the football turned around and look at the wide, wide stance of Malik Hooker.
How low he is to the ground.
He's keeping his body center of gravity very, very low so he could move left or right at an instantaneous moment with his wide stance.
Feeling knows there's nowhere for him to go now.
Normally, even with Anthony Walker feeling would have been able to get around here, maybe make a move on Xavier Rhodes, and if he could, he would he'd be gone.
He'd be gone goodbye, right? But man Malik Hooker, that closing speed is outstanding.
The approach to the tackle is outstanding, and the tackle itself goes right into the legs.
Wraps up the ankles down.
No problem, Even even if Anthony Walker was not there, Malik Hooker had this all by his lonesome as a beautiful play.
It's a shame Malik Hooker tears his Achilles tendon later on in this game, but there was an approach of Julian Blackmon, the rookie third round pick or fourth round pick.
I can't remember exactly for the Colts.
Come in and perform quite well either way.
Great play by the defense, starting this game off and setting the tone.
As I said before, Minnesota really did want to run the football with Dalvin Cook early in this game.
Indianapolis Colts really held him up very, very well on this play.
Cook is going to get the football.
He's going to get the opportunity.
He wants to cut it outside, but something happens.
Uh, the colts seal the edge.
Now I just want to say something.
There is a very big time obvious foul on this play, and it was not called, but let's just watch the play happened and then we could talk about it.
There's the handoff to cook.
Look, he's like, Oh, I wanna go outside, but I can't.
I gotta go back inside.
There's nowhere for him to go.
Nowhere for him to go.
He has swallowed up by a sea of blue.
Now, this is where I want you to watch.
Watch that right guard.
Watch the center.
Grover Stewart, This is BS, all right? Just just watch him.
We're gonna We're gonna talk about this here just now.
Now, as you see, the center and Grover Stewart are in contact with each other.
They right now or in contact.
And if you look or the right guard is the center now is diving at the legs of Grover Stuart.
That is called a chop block.
When a defender is already engaged with another player and you block them below the waist, this is a chop block.
That is a 15 yard personal foul right there.
And that is blatantly obvious right in front of you.
And yet it was not called.
But that's okay.
Let's keep going. Okay.
Now, here's the handoff as you could see he cooks getting the football.
He's got blockers out in front of him.
But who is this guy coming up along the edge right here? It's Adam feelings.
Dude, That is Qari Willis.
The strong safety.
He does a great job of taking the outside of feeling because he takes the outside of feeling, and then you got the corner kind of sneakily being right behind him.
They could come on out here so I could die with your legs.
No cooking having none of that.
He's gonna try to sneak around and come back through here, but, uh, the force Buckner's got his guy already beat.
He just ran right by him.
Got behind the line of scrimmage, and he squared himself up once.
Those mix once those two minutes off the force Buckner has you, you're done too much speed in the front seven, actually, on the Colts defense entirely to really run.
Very well you have.
You can't go outside the tackles on the colts there too fast.
The only way to beat the cultures go right up the middle.
But if you perform chopped blocks and don't get penalized for it.
You definitely want to go up the middle eyeliner.
Either way, this was a really, really good run defense.
Even with Grover Stewart getting knocked down on the ground on this play, Kyle Rudolph was targeted.
Ah, lot this game, and there's a reason for that.
Kyle Rudolph has big play potential.
It means a former Pro Bowler.
And on this play, you watch what happens.
This is an absolute gorgeous play by cornerback anymore, probably the most underrated player on this team.
And yet what he does on this play is positively gorgeous.
Let's let's watch the play right here.
Kyle Rudolph anymore.
Rudolph actually has more beat, just a little bit now.
More's a little faster, but he's a tiny dude.
He's a little guy compared to the big guy of Kyle Rudolph, and yet he makes a big, big time play for a little guy.
First off, as you see, Rudolph just kinda washes past instantaneously.
He's got the breakout.
He's got plenty of break on him right here.
Now the safety is not.
This is This is Molly Cooker.
Hey, Kenny Moore's got the speed to cover him.
He don't have a problem here.
He's more worried about right up the middle, right? So he's taking this middle out because this is the first place that you want to go.
And Cousins is watching that.
But because hookers here he can't throw.
So he throws to Rudolph Lett's.
Then he turns. He throws the root off.
There's the past, the closing speed of Mawr.
Now, as he dives, he's got a hand, reaches out, knocks that ball out.
He's got a hand.
You can't see it very close, but he's got a hand on the outside of Rudolph, but he brings it right back inside as he reaches out for the foot.
See that? You see how the hand came back around? Can't make this any better than that, but that hand came back around, see both hands now in front of them just to show Hey, I was not affecting Rudolph ability to make a catch right.
He made sure that both his hands were visible as he knocked that ball out.
It was a beautiful play by Kitty more against a guy who had, like a foot a foot off height on him and probably like at least £50.
And yet he made a fantastic play.
Rudolph didn't get a lot lot done this game.
Why? Because the coverage on him was different all night.
He had cornerbacks.
He had safeties.
He had linebackers.
No one knew who was covering when and where.
Because they kept changing up who they were covering.
The different players on the Vikings.
Vikings had no idea.
They had no idea who was covering who, even even if they were in zone or in man, the Colts would consistently disguise who was covering who.
This was a great play bike anymore.
Remember earlier? I said, the Colts have just too much speed to be running outside the tackles against them.
You've got to run it up the middle here.
They're going to try to hand the ball off toe.
Alexander Madison out here on a little little sweep edge, and there's just nowhere to go.
Let's watch this play and see what happens.
Oh, yeah, that's my boy.
Now I'm gonna tell you what happens.
The right guard has Darius Leonard.
That is his job.
The right guards going to kind of run through the Wash and try to meet Leonard here.
Leonard's just too fast.
Way too fast for him to get to him.
Anthony Walker's gonna take his block head on on purpose to free up Darius lender to make this play in the backfield.
Watch the guard watch.
Leonard. Watch the guard watch Leonard.
All right, now there's a snap.
The guard is running out here thinking I got the angle I could get to know.
Leonard just runs right through him.
Beautiful play. Great.
Just throws him down.
No problem that.
How do you run against something like that? So much. Speak.
This is why you can't do that kind of stuff.
You can't take long angle blocks against these linebackers in the Indianapolis Colts because they are too fast.
You're not gonna get there soon enough.
Not when you're a £300 offensive lineman.
You just don't have the speed to make those long angle blocks against them.
Especially guys like various Leonard and Anthony Walker who know how to make good angles in order to make stops, they react fast, they play fast.
Unless you could get to them quickly.
Get your hands on them.
You're not stopping them.
And on this play, that proves it.
Darius Leonard, Great play in the backfield.
Now, as most of you know, the Indianapolis Colts have Xavier Rhodes and Xavier Rhodes last year in years previous, he came from the Minnesota Vikings.
And on this play, he's covering Adam Feeling right here.
This was a premier match up right here in this game wanting to know Hey, can Xavier Rhodes cover his own guys? That hey, got let go because of downplay last year? And I still say that was a lot because he was injured.
Now, on this play feelings gonna come out and then back out towards the sideline and roads has discovered Let's watch the play.
Oh, hand fighting.
Oh, what a play by roads.
Okay, so what happens here if you're gonna see? As I said, feeling is gonna come up the middle.
There's gonna be a little, uh, little touch and going on between the cornerback and the wide receiver roads is gonna have his hand on feeling shoulder up here and you'll see it slow motion.
Now this This happens right? As he makes the break, There's gonna be a little bit of a little bit of hand fighting right here.
Right? But feeling he's not at all impeded by what roads is doing right here.
Feeling makes a good break, even even gets away with a little bit of a push off As you've seen his, his arm was stretched out right there at the last second thing right here.
He makes the break, actually, has roads beat.
This should be an easy catch and roads knows.
Hey, I'm beat here.
So what does he do? He cuts inside on the play, leaps out with his hand, knocks the ball down at the last second.
Oh, my goodness.
That is how you react when your beat on a cut to the outside or anywhere, right? He does a great job of closing on the ball.
Not the receiver.
He No, He sees the ball in the air and he closes on the ball thinking I could get a hand on this football, right? I could get a hand on the football Im beat, but I could get a hand on this football and he does it.
He cuts inside, jumps, knocks the football down.
That was a beautiful play by Xavier Rhodes, and I hope that he does not get injured the rest of the season because when he's not hurt, he plays it all pro level, and he's proven it.
Before, This was the very next play and the Colts defense.
Matty Bird Flu's does a great job of just using his personnel, because simple fact right here.
Justin Houston, who normally plays over here, is on this side.
And then you got Al Qadi.
Muhammad, who normally plays where Justin Houston is at right now, is playing were so they switched the outsides.
Then you got DeNicola Tree and DeForest Buckner.
This right here is your pass rush line when you got Al Qadi, Mohammed, Justin, Houston, Tenneco, Autry and DeForest Buckner.
Now not only does this, it's a lot of speed.
Tougher, tougher offensive lineman to block this out.
On top of that, every player is switched upto where they normally are not at, so that creates a little bit of confusion.
Then you're gonna see these two defensive tackles perform a stunt.
The Force Buckner is gonna come inside.
He's gonna bring the guard and the center.
He's gonna go straight at the center.
The guard's gonna be stuck on him.
Danica Autry is gonna come back around here and instantaneously.
He's gonna get good pressure on cousins right away.
Let's watch how this plays out.
Buckner goes inside right toward the center.
Autry comes right around the edge.
Oh, not quite enough time.
Not quite enough time.
And he gets wrapped up by Buckner because Autry missed the tackle there at the last second.
This is bad because the camera thought that that cousins was throwing the football here.
As you see, he's going through his progressions.
He's getting ready to throw the football.
Autry grabs him.
Oh, no, Autry, Mrs Slips.
But as he's getting ready to come back around, you got the force Buckner wrapping them up. Now.
At that point, the force Buckner has in five yards deep in the end zone, wrapped up in a bear hug.
This play is called Dead in the Grass.
Now the problem is this year because there's no fans in the stands.
The referees having electronic whistle now so we don't hear the whistle go off.
Alright as fans, as media, we do not hear this This whistle go all the players here in their heads in their helmets, but and that's that's if the electron ICS of working.
But this is dead in the grass.
This is a safety.
It's just too much confusion on that d line.
Matt River flows used confusion completely.
He switched all of his players around on a pass rush.
Uh, the way Buckner and Autry played this was beautiful.
That was good coverage downfield to make cousins have to go through his progressions and just did not have enough time and sack for the force.
Buckner credit Danica Autry Forgetting the pressure Early on the Colts Frontline had so much pressure this game, so much pressure.
Now, don't you forget Darius Leonard.
Yes, he can stop a run.
He is very fast.
But man, this kid can cover two.
And right here you got Darius Leonard and his job is to stop Herb Smith Jr right here and it's a good play.
You watch as Smith breaks he should normally have, as he breaks off right here.
He should be able under normal cir***stances against normal linebackers because of his speed and athleticism.
Earth Smith should be able to break away and get ah, catch off of this.
But Darius Leonard is so fast he broke in front of the past.
This should have been an interception.
He dove in front, got both hands on the football.
Should have been an interception, but he dropped it.
You can't throw the football against Darius Leonard if he's covering a linebacker, unless there is a ton of space there.
And there wasn't enough space.
Leonard had this all day, all day.
I mean, it would have been a tough interception, but e I still think he could have caught it because he's made a lot tougher interceptions in that.
As I said before.
Very fast, very athletic.
You got him right here on the edge, right outside the tackle.
And keep an eye because he's gonna he's gonna run a streak routes right up the middle.
And at this point, when we cookers gone because of that tourney, Achilles and you got Julian Blackmon taking this place, watch the play happened.
This is actually beautiful, because at this point, he is open, right? He is open cousin season.
He throws this ball right around in here, he's gonna be able to catch it and, uh, one broken tackle and he's gone.
That ain't what's gonna happen.
Why is this well, slow this down? He steps back.
He sees him immediately, throws the football.
Blackmon makes ah break on him.
Watch the football go right in.
He's got the football.
He's closed it in.
Watch his helmet watch his arm.
He put that helmet right on the elbow of Earth Smith Jr.
And because of that, that was able to knock that football out.
Bam! Incomplete pass.
That was a great tackle and a great way of breaking a pass play up by.
He didn't lead with this helmet, but his helmet got the arm of the tight end and because he got the arm of the tight end, he was able to knock that ball right out of there. No problem.
You wouldn't see that.
That would have been a big play downfield for Herb Smith, but the cult's defense played very, very well and created incompletions, You hear all night ever since, Oh, well, this there was so many drops.
The there was just so Maney drops.
These weren't drops.
These were placed by the defense creating the drops.
These were great defensive plays that made this happen.
And this is why the Indianapolis Colts right now is sitting at the number one defense in the NFL.
After two games, they're only giving up 208 yards a game, 208.
They have the number one pass defense in the NFL, and there's a reason for that because these guys are covering very well.
They allow catches.
They let the catches happen in front of them.
But then they come up and they break the pass up or make any immediate tackle.
These guys are playing outstanding football right now, and we're gonna continue to see it.
I think all season, as long as we don't have more injuries, like what we had with Molly Cooker last week.
So as you could see, the Indianapolis Colts defense really stepped it up in the game against Minnesota.
They actually played pretty well against Jacksonville now granted versus Jacksonville.
As I said earlier that they played a lot of, uh, allow the catch come up, make the tackle.
They didn't give up a whole lot of yards in the Jacksonville game.
I mean, for goodness sake, look at the stats.
The Indianapolis Colts have the number five ranked rushing defense in the NFL, the number one ranked passing defense in the NFL, and that gives them the number one overall by a huge margin.
So if you're actually, you know, sitting here, you know you got the Week three waiver wire coming up with your fantasy, and you're like, Man who doe I pick Indianapolis Coast defense wouldn't be a bad selection as of right now, especially since they're going in the week three against the New York Jets.
Don't forget Mohali Cox on that offense, had a breakout game.
With Jack Doyle out and Trey Burton out Mohali, Cox went out there, had four catches well over 100 yards and a touchdown big breakout game for him because he is a great blocking tight end.
But he also was a former basketball player, so he's got huge size, speed, ability, monstrous hands.
If you ever watch him catch a football, looks like he's playing Nerf football out there.
So then that was called defense is legit.
The Minnesota Vikings? Yes, they had a couple drops.
It happens, but they couldn't establish the run well enough.
They fell behind the Colts secondary, played lights out in this game, and the Coast defense is just so fast that they just accomplish whatever it is that they need to accomplish as long as they don't get bowled over in the middle.
But that's why they have now Grover Stewart and the Force.
But they're sitting in the middle at the defensive tackles toe, help clogged those lanes and create, uh, mismatches.
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