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).