The Colts beat the red hot Dallas Cowboys 23-0 without Andrew Luck throwing a touchdown! What the hell is happening?! Frank Reich’s creation has come to life! That’s what’s happening!
When the Colts first started to bounce back from their 1-5 start, we saw the defense playing well enough to keep the game close so Luck and the offense had plenty of opportunity to score. Now the defense has progressed to the point that they’re playing well enough to win games on their own! They just shut out the Cowboys! This is NOT traditional Colts football. Colts fans are used to a system where our offense has to score on nearly every possession to pull out a win. Do we finally have a coach that subscribes to the theory that defense wins championships? It appears so!
Another big reason the Colts started turning this season around was that the offensive live was finally protecting Andrew Luck. For the first time in his career Luck had time to let plays fully develop and wasn’t picking himself up off the carpet after every play. Now, the offensive line is not only protecting their QB, they’re actually opening up running lanes. Turns out, Marlon Mack is a very talented running back! He just needed a little daylight, that’s all. It’s much easier to run through a door when its open.
Speaking of open doors, big shout out to Ryan Kelly and Mo Alie-Cox for a dominant performance on the line last night! We knew Ryan Kelly was a beast. We just needed him to be healthy enough to play. But what a find in Mo Allie-Cox! Mo Alie-Cox is not just another athletic tight end with good hands. He’s a physical specimen! He’s 6’6″ – 260! And unlike most former hoop stars turned tight end, this dude can block!
Every NFL team in the playoff hunt should be praying to their God or their science or their cult leader, whoever they think controls their destiny…that the Indianapolis Colts don’t make the playoffs this year because they might be the most well-rounded and dangerous team in the league right now. They are Frank Reich’s monster!