Re: 2011 Indianapolis Colts discussion
Originally Posted by mth123
I hope they draft a defensive tackle who can stop somebody. This team looks like its offense will improve. I still think the line will continue to get better (but I'm skeptical of Linkenbach). Collins will get better every week. The problem is the defense. The second corner spot doesn't look so hot, the outside linebackers are nothing to get excited about and the middle of the defensive line still gets blown off the ball. This team has it DE and its Safeties and that's about it. Powers is OK if the had some other corners to go with him and Brackett gives a solid workmanlike effort when he's healthy. But the defense has too many soft spots and without Manning forcing the other team into a drop back shootout, Freeney and Mathis can't go full bore after the QB every play and are kind of wasted. The defense doesn't have the improvement coming that the offense might have (and will have when Manning finally returns whenever that is).
I will disagree with your assessment of the D line and the safeties. I think the safeties other than Bethea are terrible and the D line is much improved over the last few years.
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.