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Will the Indianapolis Colts Blitz More in 2009?

Published by on July 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

With the retirement of Tony Dungy, the architect of the Tampa-Two defensive scheme used by the Colts and several teams throughout the league, changes to the Indianapolis defense in 2009 are inevitable. 

Dungy has said that he expects new head coach Jim Caldwell to put his stamp on the defense, and Caldwell’s first step was to replace long time defensive coordinator Ron Meeks with former Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer.

Although Coyer is familiar with Dungy’s Tampa-Two, having implemented the same system with some variations in Denver, the buzz about his impact in Indianapolis is all about the blitz.

Media prognosticators all across the sports world expect Coyer to utilize blitzes more frequently than the Colts have in the past, simply because he had a propensity to use creative blitzes in Denver.  But the Colts’ team is built very differently than the Broncos’ team that Coyer supervised.  Would blitzing mo...

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