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Indianapolis Colts Defense Needs To Be More Aggressive in Week 2

Published by on September 16, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

A hallmark of the Colts defense over the past decade has been not giving up the big play. The philosophy has been pretty simple: give up the short completions and runs, but don't give up the big plays.

It has been the classic bend-but-don't-break strategy: give up the yards, give up the first downs, just limit the amount of points you give up. It's actually a fairly popular concept, and it's the very strategy opponents have used to try and neutralize the Colts potent offense over the years.

However, how has this defensive strategy really worked out for the Colts? The Colts have a 9-9 playoff record during Peyton Manning's career despite consistently fielding an elite offense season after season. Earlier in Manning's career, one could easily say ...

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