Found October 16, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
It's been an up and down month for the Colts, but it's a good time to look back on ... well, players not really holding their own. Kyle Rapoza's article isn't about pointing fingers due to a loss, but rather, about players who should have been better this year but haven't been. The last game may have exposed their weaknesses, but (for the most part), I agree with Rapoza - these players haven't lived up to our expectations this year. Especially with Bethea: He went an entire game without a tackle against Jacksonville, which was a shock for Bethea. I think he'll continue to play better and return to the form fans are used to this season. ... and really, couldn't have put it better myself.
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