Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 10/17/12
After an uplifting victory against the Packers in Week 5, the Colts travelled to Metlife Stadium in order to take on the Jets, a mediocre football team with some severe injury issues. The outlook from all and sundry was positive - we had started making plays on defense, which combined with the outstanding player we have at the QB position led to knee-jerk reactions with regards to a potential playoff appearance. The performance on Sunday was however horrific, and worse than that, I thought it was soft. The Chuck Pagano era began on a proclamation of "stop the run and run the football" - and while that may seem fairly backdated in a passing league, I took some small amount of solace from the statement in that we wouldn't have to watch continual five yard carries gut the centre of our defense. While the personnel on D clearly lacked talent and experience, I thought that we could to an extent scheme around our deficiencies with regards to the run, with the defensive backfield and pass...
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