Mock reviews the Texans game

Brett Mock of Coltzilla (and the soon-to-be-launched ColtsAuthority.com) reviews the Texans game and notes positive trends from Mike Murphy’s revamped defense:

The Colts are beginning to display a defensive trend. Since coordinator Larry Coyer was fired and replaced by former linebackers coach Mike Murphy, the Colts have gotten back to basics. Simple Cover-2 zone assignments have been complimented by more man-coverage from the cornerbacks, who have started to win their match-ups.

The results speak volumes. For the season, the Colts defense has averaged surrendering 27.4 points per game (29th in the league) and 140.9 rushing yards per game (28th in the league). Over the last two weeks — not counting the short week Murphy had to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens — Indianapolis has surrendered 14.5 points per game and 118.5 rushing yards per game (against two of the league’s top running backs).

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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