“Newcomer of the Week” is safety LaRon Landry
Throughout the course of the season, Colts.com will run a “Newcomer of the Week” following each regular season game. With the Colts having an influx of the newcomers this season here’s a look at the “Newcomer of the Week” from Houston.
This week’s “Newcomer of the Week” goes to LaRon Landry for what the new safety has done since returning to the lineup.
Landry was second on the team with nine tackles on Sunday night.
Despite missing half of the Colts eight games, Landry is third on the team with 41 tackles.
Landry had some crucial open field tackles on Sunday night and helped the Colts defense bounce back from a difficult first half.
Early on it was Landry combining on a third-and-one run stop of Houston running back Ben Tate.
That stop was followed up by a failed fourth-and-one and the Texans missing a chance to go up 14-0 in the first five minutes of the game.
For a Colts secondary that was missing three contributors on Sunday night, Landry roaming all over the field has provided some play making ability to the backend of the defense.
Other Newcomers of Note:
-Running back Trent Richardson had a pair of screen passes that came at critical times. Richardson had nine and 24-yard fourth quarter grabs that both led to T.Y. Hilton touchdowns.
-Outside linebacker Erik Walden continues to play at a high level and he had a pair of tackles for loss to go along with a 10-yard sack of Case Keenum. The sack forced a Texans field goal attempt.
-Nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin had three tackles which is pretty high for a nose tackle. Franklin was apart of the middle of the Colts defense that stuffed the Texans on a pair of short yardage situations early in the first quarter with Houston in Indianapolis territory.