I don't think he's saying that, I think he's saying we have the talent and now the coaching to be better. And it's a valid point that our offense put the defense in bad situations many times last year.
I dont think i can agree with your last sentence. We have never had a lot of talent on defense, except for maybe 05-07. Certainly not the last four years.
Its going ring to be very interesting to see the personality of the D this season under new coaching. Can't wait!
Is this saying that our defensive objective should be to achieve NFL mediocrity? I would hope that our coaches help our players learn to achieve more than their talent, alone, allows them to achieve. IMO, we have historically under-performed our talent level.
I really wanted Freeman and Irving to be our starting ILB's with Jackson getting up there in age. But Morrison has me pumped.. this kid plays with so much emotional and will bring some toughness that this defense has been lacking.
When I first saw this thread, I thought I was late to the party, but then I saw that this thread has been going since 2012.
I'm still late to the party, but story of my life. I joined in 2015, but have been a Colts fan since I was a kid.
My first Colts memory is getting a hat signed by Quentin Coryatt at training camp, and that same year almost going to the SB.
My favorite Colts memory is beating the Pats to get to the SB in 2006.
1. Peyton Manning
2. Marvin Harrison
3. Reggie Wayne
4. Dallas Clark
5. Brandon Stokely
Needless to say, Peyton (#1) and everyone he threw the ball to (#2-5) won me many, many fantasy football games, and are my guys for eternity.
You might assume from my top 5 Colts that I am a "new-age" "fairweather" fan who only likes offense and points. You are wrong. I am grateful for the offensive Renaissance in Indy, but Defense is my passion. My secret top 5 Colts: Bob Sanders, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Cato June, Gary Brackett.
I want Henry Anderson to help lead a Defensive Renaissance in Indy. Luck and TY are great, and I hope the OLine is outstanding, but the D is the Key.
I have been posting for probably a year or so now. I reside in Brazil, IN, which is about 20 minutes East of Terre Haute on I-70. I'm 28 years old and have been a Colts fan since Harbaugh days, but really started following and rooting hard for them after they drafted Manning in 98. I love our team and my family and I make sure we are ready to rock for every game. We always have viewing parties at my father-in-laws or my house and are known to holler and scream at the TV! Hope all is well with all of you, and GO COLTS!