There has been no more disappointing area for the Colts offense over the past six years than its inability to rush the football. For some time the ground game was defended as efficient in short-yardage and as a "change of pace" from the Peyton Manning-led passing attack, dismissing its effectiveness as a true offensive weapon -- because it wasn't.
Suffer no delusions, the team is still a work in progress in this area -- due in part to an offensive line that has yet to fully come together -- but 2012 shows more promise in this area than there has been for some time.
In three of the past four games Indianapolis has played it has surpassed the century mark as a team. More importantly, it has done so with and without its starting running back healthy and with a comfortable rotation amongst a backfield with promising young talent.
Donald Brown has really showed progress in 2012, despite the setback from injury, and is finally being used in the role he is most suited for -- outside t...