Among the plethora of issues on the 2011 team was a complete lack of turnovers forced by the defense.
In 2011, the Colts forced just 17 turnovers for the season, the third worst in the NFL. 2010 was just a litttle better, with 21 turnovers putting them at 5th worst in the league.
In fact, that lack of playmaking from a defensive end was a big reason why Chuck Pagano and Greg Manusky, directors of aggressive, unpredictable defenses, were hired. The new 3-4 defense may give up more big plays than the tired, old Tampa-2, but it would offset that by producing turnovers and big plays.
At least, that was the idea.
So far, that hasn't worked out.
The Colts have forced just two turnovers in three games, and are on pace for just 11 turnovers, which would tie the all-time NFL low set by the Baltimore Colts in 1982.
This isn't an issue that is new for either Chuck Pagano or Greg Manusky.
Despite being touted as 3-4 coaches who coach defenses known for making big plays, a ...