Forcing 'Edge' the way to contain Colts
How do you stop an unstoppable force? Here's an idea of what might slow down the Colts' offense.
Stop is not a word to use, because it's impossible to stop this offense. The Colts are simply too good. What makes them so efficient is they attack every level of the field. They have tight ends who can control the middle of the field, wide receivers who can control the deep portion and a running back who can attack defenses in the short passing game. They can also attack teams with crosses, which are extremely difficult for defenses to stop.
Teams are most successful against this offense when they choose to play a bend-but-don't-break defense. Nothing good defensively comes of attempting to put pressure on QB Peyton Manning or the Colts receivers because he just torches those styles of defenses. The Colts' game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 is a perfect example of what happens if pressure is applied to Manning.
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