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Both were bad,  bad today. This along with AV is why we lost today.

 

We couldn’t stop them running and too many 3rd down conversions.

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Defense wasn't that bad as a whole there were atleast 3 sacks and a pick and some TFL but the tackling has to get better

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4 minutes ago, MTC said:

Tyquan Lewis may have helped. 

Jabaal Sheard and Lewis will make a difference. Ekeler is also just unearthly elusive. 

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We still cannot defend tight ends and running backs. Same issues as last year and those are huge red flags with the teams we play this year.

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I live out of market so I couldn't watch live, but it still appears we need a NT who can dominate the line of scrimmage on this team. 

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I was disappointed in our run D. I didn't think they'd be as dominant as last season without Woods and especially Sheard, but it didn't look good.

Pass rush was solid, at least in terms of getting pressure, but the Chargers are hurting on the OL. We'll see how they do from here on out.

As for the coverage...there seemed to be a loooot of uncontested catches today.

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I think they really missed Al Woods today. I dont think Margus is gonna be able to command doubles on run plays to free up Darius Leonard and Ant Walker. It seemed he was fighting off a lot more blocks than usual today.

 

All in all, I thought we played pretty well. We have some things to work thru defensively, but I thought our pass rush looked really good and we showed plenty of things to build on going forward.

 

 

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its on the road in the blazing heat for goodness sake they were in the sun the entire game outside of half time im sure that took a toll as well.

chargers were in the shade don't tell me it didnt make a difference 

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Loved the pressure on Rivers in the first half but that seems to die a death in the second half.

 

Apart from that one amazing play by Hooker the secondary, linebackers and run defense were poor.

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I’m curious... they’ve bragged about how intense practices have been in training camp, but there sure were some bad angles and attempts at tackles out there today...

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Dline did not slant/penetrate successfully vs the run and linebackers were not filling gaps well at all. Terrible gap discipline. Terrible tackling. Defense got bullied.

 

Austin Ekeler is not good and we made him look like a god.

 

That being said, I'm pretty happy with the offense. I thought we got too cute or conservative and/or predictable at times. But overall, quite happy offensively.

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Every time there is hype that Colts defense took a huge step forward, it's always back to "meh" once the season starts. I stopped getting my hopes up. As Canadian rock legends Rush say......"show me don't tell me".

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One week and there is hope! They’ll be ready next week.

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2 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

We also miss a good run stopping NT.

i disagree we had people in the back field to make plays they whiffed over pursued didnt stay disciplined angles were all over the place. it's two team that didnt play each other often but knew each other well. 

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I had to keep reminding myself that Pagano was not coaching our D looked tired and confused

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17 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

 

 

 

I agree with Houston, it was a bad call.  

 

 

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Turay is a boss, he should get the majority of the snaps going forward. Nice one-handed INT by Hooker as well. Rest of the defense was so-so. The chunk plays we allowed were horrible. Veniteri was the reason we lost though. 3 times he missed and we only needed one hit to win.

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I'm a very confused fan tonight. I don't know whether to be giddy about the Brissett and the run game, or to be despondent about the defense.

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7 minutes ago, Smonroe said:

 

I agree with Houston, it was a bad call.  

 

 

i said the same thing in the game chat. that was a huge play they recovered the fumble but we had a lot of pressure on Rivers.

classic Rivers game though he played like Brady made maybe one or two throws that surprised me but they have a good system there similar to how we do things. Again anyone putting a gun to there head after week one needs to chill. This team has some fight though and maybe just maybe this team is a running team and thats our personality if so they travel well and play well late into the year.

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9 minutes ago, Anonymous said:
I'm so jealous you guys have Malik, I was a huge fan.

 


I was impressed by Ekeler. Think you have the next James Conner situation in terms of a RB holding out only to have another guy step up.

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11 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

Turay is a boss, he should get the majority of the snaps going forward. Nice one-handed INT by Hooker as well. Rest of the defense was so-so. The chunk plays we allowed were horrible. Veniteri was the reason we lost though. 3 times he missed and we only needed one hit to win.

i lost it when i saw the int by hook. if he could have turned on the jets right after the pick he might have had a chance to return it. Hook has some quick twitch to him as well would have loved to see a pick 6 off that.

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7 minutes ago, ColtsSouljah said:

I'm a very confused fan tonight. I don't know whether to be giddy about the Brissett and the run game, or to be despondent about the defense.

I get that. We took a SB contender to Ot and JB played great. It’s the way we lost that was disappointing.

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This was big. I had no confidence in the defense on 3rd downs. I think we even held them to 1-3 on 3rd to start with, but they just got whatever they wanted after that.
 

 

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I couldn't quite figure out what was going on with the run defense but we gotta get it cleaned up.  Definitely there were missed tackles, but also people blowing run fits.

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34 minutes ago, ColtsSouljah said:

I'm a very confused fan tonight. I don't know whether to be giddy about the Brissett and the run game, or to be despondent about the defense.

Defenses take time to gel in a season. Be giddy. 

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I forgot to add rock ya sin played just like a rookie which is ok but he got away with a couple of grabs I thought that would've got called

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Kenny Moore straggled today.  He did not seem his normal bulldog self.   He looked to be avoiding contact on many of those runs.   Instead of attacking he was waiting and staying blocked a little to easily.  On the run where he & the safety both went outside, it looked like Moore’s job was to fill that gap but he didn’t seem like he wanted the physicality...  Maybe still recovering from the injury he had late in the preseason???

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