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On this is Colts Law, and I want to say welcome everybody here on SportsCastr.
This is Colts Law, my regular NFL freaking all 22 film room breakdown.
And this week, we're gonna go over.
I mean, the majority of my stuff will most likely be colts.
Anyhow, uh, this week, I'm definitely going with the Colts defense, because again, for the third straight week, the Indianapolis Colts have had an astounding, astounding defense of showing two pick sixes, three interceptions total and another safety two weeks in a row for that safety.
The Colts right now are leading the NFL.
Uh, they're only giving up 225 yards a game.
That's number one in the NFL.
They're number one in the NFL in yards game against the past.
Only 132 yards per game.
Passing and rushing wise, the Colts are fourth, only giving up 70 yards a game.
Now that begs to differ.
Hey, is this cold defense actually for really? Are they really that good? I mean, let's look at the teams they played.
Jacksonville Week one.
Minnesota week, too.
The Jets Week three.
But you know what? There's an easy way to find out.
We go into the film room, We look at the film, we decide.
Hey, is it the defense doing these plays? Or is it just how bad the offenses? Or is it a mixture of both? Well, last week I did a film room break down on the defensive play against the Minnesota Vikings.
And guess what? I was right when I said, You need to grab the defense.
Special teams for the Colts against the Jets and fantasy and what they dio well on CBS.
They scored 30 points in fantasy.
If you can get your defense and special teams to score 30 points for for your fantasy league in a game that's a huge W huge W Now I want to show you why this Indianapolis Colts defense is actually as good as advertised.
And let's break down the film.
Let's get to it.
All right, so this is gonna be our first clip of the day.
First run defense for the Indianapolis Colts because this will be the second play of the game.
First run for the Jets and everyone everyone, right here.
Now, if you look, the Jets have to tide in one running back.
They got two wide receivers out here on the side.
What? We go ahead and put this all the way over here so you could see they are in man coverage.
Believe it or not, this is a very odd situation not used to seeing the Colts in man coverage a lot.
But you see it a lot in this game.
Sometimes it was disguised, but But look, they got two tied in.
So what they do, they bring up Darius Leonard standing here.
And that's right, Carrie Willis.
But those ain't really the guys you're gonna watch.
I mean, Carrie plays an integral part in this play, but the guys you wanna watch is everyone up here.
I mean, the entire front seven.
Plus, Qari Willis does a great job, but two people in particular Justin Houston, Grover Stewart.
Let's watch the play.
That's like an entire wind for everyone on that defense.
Now what we're going to see here is the force.
Buckner is going to get double teamed and he's not going to give up yards.
Matter of fact, he's gonna be able to move freely as he wishes, which is, well, not as he wishes.
Obviously, if he wished they wouldn't be there, he just run up and do the, you know, tackle on his own.
But he's not pushed around by a double team.
And I've said this all all offseason after they got divorced.
Grover Stewart always got the double teams.
You can't single.
You can't single block Grover Stuart, because if you do, he's just too big, too powerful.
He will make plays in the backfield.
The Force Buckner is the exact same way, and you can't double team both of them because that's gonna leave somebody freed up and that's watch what happens here.
This is just unreal.
This is what I was talking about all offseason.
Okay, watch the two D tackles.
Watch him watch how they handle their own on this line.
As it happens, double team double team.
He has to move upto, make sure. Oh, creaky.
Yeah, Gore ain't got nowhere to go, Nowhere to go at all.
And that it's simply because Stewart Stewart and Divorce Buckner have their guys and they've got it now.
Ah, big thing that happens here.
How in the world how in the world do you put Watch What? What's Justin? How do you put a tight in on Justin Houston that right there? That blows this up because Justin Houston collapses that edge all the way down.
That shrinks this entire thing all the way up.
Which now means Leonard has free shot up through here.
Willis has a free shot.
As you could see, Willis has the edge.
Autry has the edge.
All you need is someone to slip through here and grab Grab Gore and that somebody is Grover Stewart in the back one yard loss.
Everyone on that front seven played exactly as they were supposed to be against a power offense.
That was a power line up.
And yet the Colts, who are supposed to be this light fast defense front seven, held their own against a power run formation.
Great play by this front seven, all right.
So not all the passing woes the Jets had were because of the Jets.
Because of Sam Donald, the lack of receivers or the coaching staff.
A lot of it had to do with this.
The Indianapolis Colts front seven playing incredibly well this game.
In this play again, we see too tight information.
We got two running backs, too.
Tight ends and a wide receiver and this play, you're going to see two things.
Mohammed is going to do something that's very impressive, because Chris Herndon is supposed to get a chip on him before he goes out on a route.
Mohammed avoids that chip, and then you're gonna watch Leonard and Walker do some really impressive things in this play, and it's going to show you why Walker is so important to this team.
Let's let's watch the play is it breaks down who? Oh, my.
All right. So let's go back.
As you see, learning is supposed to come up here as he takes off and get a chip on Al Qadi.
Mohammed is slowing down.
Mohammed, man, he is so good here.
He slips inside.
Did you see that? Watch him.
He cuts inside uses.
He just slips, slips that completely.
And because he slipped that completely, he was in the backfield as Sam Donald's turning around from this bootleg and immediately screws up the entire timing of this play because now Sam Donald has to stop cut back tow, avoid a massive 10 yard sack.
Now Mohammed should have had the sack there.
But come on, it's Sam Donald.
He's got some really nifty moves.
We've seen it the entire game.
Uh, but now, at this point, you got Walker and Leonard Walker and wondered, and they're covering this guy right here, right? Let's watch.
By the way, Sam's got to get rid this ball fast.
He knows he's got to get rid of the ball fast because he got Al Qadi Mohammed coming at him right now in the back.
He knows he's gonna have to dump this football off, so he's looking downfield, and right now he knows that if these two guys continue to cover this receiver this, they're gonna move down and there's gonna be a little space where he could run right up the middle.
Walker, as you see, stops knowing he's got Darius Leonard right behind him, knowing that Leonard is fast enough to close on this player.
He's going to close this gap up and go right after Sam Donald, forcing Sam to throw that football away that is perfectly executed by the defense of Front seven, including Al Qadi, Mohammed Walker and Leonard.
The mental connection, the understanding of what each each of those two guys were doing at any given time on the field.
The trust that they have, knowing that they're going to do what they know the other person is going to do makes Anthony Walker and Darius Leonard a great combination that you want to keep on this defense for a long time.
All right, let's highlight DeForest Frickin Buttner.
All right, on this play the fourth.
Buckner blows his block.
Uh, now this isn't a full on double team.
This is a blocker trying to push Buckner into another block, so it's more like a block and a half.
But Buckner plays this beautifully and completely splits both guys.
And how he does it is gorgeous.
Let's let's watch the play happen, and then I will point out exactly how he does.
Get rid of the football, Dude.
Get rid of the football.
You was about to get eaten up.
Oh, there was nothing Sam Donald could do again.
As I said, Yeah.
Pass rush is unbelievable in this game.
Now you got the right guard on the force.
Buckner or no, the center.
The center, I believe, is on the force Buckner, and he's gonna try to push him into the right or left guard. Okay.
And watch what Buckner does as soon as the centers hand comes up to block him.
This is hard to watch, but it's so fast, you almost don't see it.
Watch Buckner's right arm and the centre's left arm.
Watch what he does.
And then he, uh This is scary.
How good this is flat.
Then he turns in right up and boom.
That arm comes up.
He's ready to block him into the left guard.
He slaps That dips his shoulder underneath the arm after he slaps it.
Now he's behind the center already.
Now the left, all he's got left is left guard.
He's gonna use his arm to push away from the left guard so that he's got a freedom.
Oh, in the backfield.
It was like Snap, snap, gone. Okay.
And that's what you get from the DeForest Buckner he iss so quick with his hands.
He's got a great body control.
And unless you get two bodies on him, you cannot block him out with one.
Dude, you gotta have two guys on the forest.
Buckner because one guy, he can handle two hands, four hands, a little bit more difficult for him.
He could still do it.
Two bodies, forehands.
It's hard to slap forehands, but one or two hands.
Oh, my goodness, that's like taking candy from a baby.
You cannot do that to divorce Buckner.
He's gonna end up forcing quarterbacks to run for their lives and throw the football away, and he still still wraps him up, then brings him to the ground.
The fourth, Buckner is worth every penny of the first round pick and the $21 million a year that the Indianapolis Colts are paying him.
For the second week in a row, the Indianapolis Colts acquired themselves a safety on defense once against the Vikings last week, once against the Jets this week.
And on this play, I have to imagine that both the outside defensive and pass rushers Al Qadi, Mohammed and Justin Houston had to have gotten together on this play because it worked out so well during the huddle before the snap before they lined up.
They've had to have talked to each other.
And I will explain why, right after we watch the safety and then I break down.
What happened? Gorgeous, Gorgeous, gorgeous.
Now, the best way to put this is Sam.
Darnell's gonna take this snap, and he's gonna end up in the end zone.
Now they're at the six yard line.
So we know, uh, Mohammed, the whole defense knows that if you get pressure on Donald, he's not gonna backpedal away from the pressure because you have an extra defender.
It's called the end zone.
He walks out the back of the end zone.
That's guaranteed safety, right? So I could only imagine that Al Qadi, Mohammed and Justin Houston talk to each other and said, Hey, Buckner, Autry, you guys hold the line up front, try to get your pressure up the middle, but if you can't, that's fine.
Mohammed is going to power rush his blocker straight into Donald, which is going to force Donald to make a decision, a step back or step up if he steps back.
Obviously, you got the back of the end zone to deal with.
Like I said, So you expect him to step up, which means these guys have to hold their own and collapse the pocket just a little bit.
They ain't got collapse that much.
They just got to get that sucker back er about the two or three yard line.
Justin Houston then contain the inside swim underneath.
And since since Al Qadi, Mohammed's coming straight at him and they know that odds are Donald's gonna step up that that's gonna walk Donald right into Justin Houston's underneath swim move. Let's watch.
There's the power rush.
See, Houston's got the underneath and Donald just walks right into him.
That is what I call Ah, thing of beauty.
It's like it was orchestrated.
It's like they knew exactly what they needed to do to get this safety.
Go straight at him, make him step up right into the waiting arms of the guy who knew he was going underneath and taking the inside move on that defensive end.
It's a safety all day.
The Indianapolis Colts defense has been stellar now.
Yes, they played the Jags.
They played the Vikings.
They've played the Jets.
But let's face it, every NFL team out there is an NFL team.
They're not college football players, okay? They're not high school football players.
These guys came from.
They are the best of what college had to offer.
You know the top, Uh, what? The top 10th of college football players.
So these guys are just dominating the front, said the Colts defensive front seven has been dominating the first three weeks.
I can't wait to see what they do against the Chicago Bears next week and their offense.
Let's see what happens then.
Now the Chicago Bears have indeed actually named Nick Fools their starting quarterback rather than Mitchell Strabinsky for this coming matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
But the lot so you don't you're not gonna get to see the same Chicago Bears the same three and oh, Chicago Bears that we have seen these thes previous three weeks Thing is Nick Foles.
Last time he played against the Indianapolis Colts, I believe they beat him.
Something like 32 sixes.
Well, I mean, it was it was a t******* their us.
Well, and I'm almost positive that offensively fools had mawr talent around him with the jag wires last year than what he has with him right now with the Chicago Bears.
He had for net at running back.
He had d J Shark.
He had Dede Westbrook.
He had a bunch of these very good weapons on offense.
Plus the offensive line that the Jacksonville Jaguars had last year.
They were a pretty solid running team for net had over 1000 yards rushing.
Now you got Montgomery, you've got Alan.
Uh, he's gonna have a few more things with him, Nick Foles.
But I would still still start the Indianapolis Colts defense and special teams against this Chicago Bears for the week for match up.
If you have them on fantasy.
Because I still believe that the Colts will still have ah, very top notch defense coming out of week four.
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