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PowerfulGovernment on Colts Reddit: ‘The offense likes to spread the ball, but aren’t there any benefits to targeting Hines and Pittman more often? It would draw some attention to them and allow more people to get involved easily, wouldn’t it? _ ‘

Walker: I would have to think now that the defense is going to pay a lot more attention to Nyheim Hines than maybe before. He has shown two great performances in three games and not only plays in the open field but also brings football in at a ridiculous speed the end zone Frank Reich had in this game of 9 Week Vs The Ravens, which was a week after Hines’ two-touchdown performance against the Lions, said they expected the Ravens to be a lot more responsible for Hines, and maybe that’s why he didn’t touch the ball that much; But now, for me, I think you’ve got to a point with this offense where a team, even if they clearly get involved with Hines, should still touch the ball X times just because it’s so important to us will see how that works out against the Packers today

Michael Pittman JrIt’s been so much fun seeing him get more involved over the past few weeks you can just watch the lightbulb turn on and the more games he plays the more Philip Rivers will want to give him the ball, hopefully this trend can continue continue against Green Bay today and then move on

sigma4488 on Colts Reddit: “How significant was it that Reich disrespected the defense of the titans that they turned on Aug. down five different times? “

Walker: That will sound like Coachspeak, but it’s my true opinion on the matter: I don’t think Frank Reich’s decision to take all those fourth place chances against the Titans is a sign of disregard for opposing defenses was ;; I think he really believes in his boys that much. Does that mean Reich will try every single quarter-finals he faces? No, not necessarily.But in the past, too often, teams have focused too much on the risk rather than the reward part of these attempts So I have to imagine Reich’s trust in his guys working with one of the best defenses in the league to help choose up the parts when you are unable to move the chains or in fourth place in to get to the end zone, which is heavily taken into account in these decisions

kobegriffeysanders on Colts Reddit: “The Packers have shown they can be rather weak against the run. Would it be time to panic about our lackluster running game if we can’t put together a strong performance on Sunday?” / P>

Walker: It’s not that the packers are brutally opposed to the escape I mean, they allowed the twelfth-to-last rushing yards in the league – even though their 4.The allowable average of 6 yards per carry is 11th worst in the NFL so I’m not entirely sure if tonight’s game qualifies as one of those “boys”, if you fail to compete against this team it will never happen! Nature of the matchups But until your point the clock is ticking I think we all expected this Colts attack, particularly the number of yards per attempt, to slowly get closer to reaching that level While Indy has dug out of last place in the NFL in this category, the Colts are currently ranked 29th Yards-Per-Carry Place (3) 8) – Indy now only has seven games left to deal with this particular topic

NinjaCoder88 on Colts Reddit: “What can the Colts do to end the relationship between Rodgers and Adams? Could we see double teams or do we trust our guys for individual coverage? _”

Walker: Well, I could sit here and say the obvious – that Davante Adams should and most likely will see a lot of extra attention during today’s game, either by doubling it up or sliding a safety over the top to get this big one to prevent plays but that’s easier said than done The Packers will likely counter by moving Adams all over the lineup For example, according to Pro Football Focus, Adams was targeted in the slot against 35 times per game this season, 27 out of 31 possible passes (87) 1 percent) for 279 yards and five touchdowns, over a quarter of Adams’ slot goals been on tracks this season (26) 7) but 233 percent were on tracks in the apartment while they also used it on wide receiver screens from the slot on 167 percent of those possibilities So if you’re Matt Eberflus like, try You slow that down? You can certainly try to disguise your pre-snap look the best you can, but ask the Vikings how well that worked against Adams in Week 1 when he had 14 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns for me it comes Just look at a good old simple defense: put as much pressure on the quarterback as you can, do your reporting job – whether zone or man – to the best of your ability, try to be strategic when and where you can add Adams Pay attention and then hope that these three things will work out against this elite recipient

OGColtsFan on Colts Reddit: “What impact (if any) do you think Kemoko Turay will have on the game this week?”

Walker: I’ll add the caveat right from the start that Kemoko Turay is officially questionable in today’s game So we have to wait until 90 minutes before kick-off to see if he will officially make his 2020 debut or not, but if we assume Turay will play today then I can, although I can safely understand how exciting it is Bringing that kind of unique talent from the edge into a Colts defense that is already playing very well. At this point, I personally think I should meet my expectations for No. 57 until he’s got his proverbial legs a little bit more under if and when he returns to the game, we already know that Turay will likely be a bit on the pitch at the beginning So what will it look like? Does it only play a role in the Colts’ “green” defense package used in these obvious overtaking maneuvers? Are you trying to involve Turay in some other situations as well, to put pressure on Aaron Rodgers? This is a guesswork to me, but if Turay gets around 10 defensive snaps today, that makes sense to me If he’s able to get a few squeezes and show that quick twitch and sheer speed on these occasions then surely add more to his plate next week at home against the Titans, which is my best guess anyway

Aleph_Alpha_001 on Colts Reddit: “Twenty-two points against the Vikings was the Packers’ lowest offensive performance of the season, followed by the Jaguars, who stopped them last week on 24 What Can the Colts Do Between When They Possess The Ball And Defensive Strategy At To suppress Aaron Rogers and the Packers offensive? “

Walker: Yes, for me this will be the Colts defense’s biggest test yet. The Ravens of course had their own problems with the best rushing attack in the NFL, but if Aaron Rodgers and this Packers offense are in passing, am Not sure if it gets much better than that in the NFL.Until this point in the season, Green Bay loved the deep pass – their 62 pass attempts, more than 20 yards in the air, are the most in the league – and they also consistently combine with these chunk games, like their 62 pass games of 15 or more meters are in fifth place. But these longer games lead to more sales and sacks, don’t they? Wrong, not with this Packers team that only has six offensive sales, the least in the league, and allowed 15 sacks, the eighth last in the NFL What is also confusing about this offense is that the Packers love it deep but they also lead the league in percent of screen passes attempted (15) 8)

So what makes this Green Bay crime wrong? It occupies the 22nd Place in explosive run games (over 10 yards) with 25th, 24th Place in the first downs (53), 27 Place in missed duels (60) and 25 Place in offensive penalties (20) That’s all

As I said before, for me it comes back to defensive fundamentals again: stop the run, put pressure on the quarterback, and cover the rear end well if the Colts’ offense can play a part by it If the time of the ball possession battle wins and the Packers offensive keeps away from the field, then you definitely do the same

HBdrunkandstuff on Colts Reddit: “Given the amount of free agents we have this year, there’s a good chance some of them will go and sign elsewhere. Does that mean we’re going to get comp picks? And if so, how many could we get? “

Walker: I’ll just say this now: the comp-pick formula hurts my brain. But if we look at the Colts players who are becoming unrestricted free agents at this moment in this off-season, the biggest names are in terms of the current salary of Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett, TY Hilton and Justin Houston; How many of these guys will count in the top 35 percent of their respective positions when they sign with another team in the free agency to get at least one selection for the seventh round in 2021? I really have no idea, to be completely honest

chad72 on Coltscom Forums: “Will this be a game where the Colts decide to go up against the Packers’ weaker Run D in order to keep Rodgers on the sidelines more often, as they did against Mahomes and the Chiefs in 2019 “Are we planning to use more defenders?” achieve the same? “

Walker: See above I don’t think the Packers are necessarily good or bad against the run, so I don’t see this as comparing to the Chiefs game last year (they were historically bad against the run) or the game the Viking that year (their line of defense) was in ruins at the time) Could the Colts take the lead in the second half and get rolling in the game and end up with some big numbers on the ground? Sure Of course

Jared Cisneros on Coltscom Forums: “I was wondering if Pittman will be there for every Snap from now on as he got red-hot from the injury and how much will Nyheim Hines play after his last week had a hot week? Thank you! ”

Walker: Michael Pittman Jr has played in 868 and 814 percent of the offensive snaps the last two games respectively; He was one blow away from leading the team receiver against the Ravens in week 9 and had 10 more snaps than Zach Pascal and T.Y Hilton against the Titans last Thursday night, while I don’t think he’ll be there for every snap, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the 80s or even the 90s in terms of snap percentage

danlhart87 on Coltscom forums: “The Colts finished 45 YPC rush last year and are currently near the bottom at 38 What is the main reason and lack of confidence in Taylor lately? He averages 65 wearing only the last 2 Weeks “

Walker: If we talk about the past two weeks, the running back plot was pretty clear to me. Week 9 against the Ravens, Jonathan Taylor got off to a great start but then lost the fumble that was returned for a touchdown After that, the Colts really didn’t have the ball on offense that often, especially in the third quarter (four offensive games in total) So you have to imagine the costly fiddling and less general odds (especially if you’re late in the game) in Taylor’s lack of opportunities in this game. And then, last Thursday night against the Titans, Nyheim caught Hines on fire, and so did I. think Frank Reich has proven he’ll be rolling the hot hand on running back, especially if Marlon Mack is out for the year I’m still very confident in Taylor and think he has some great performances ahead of him this season, however From game to game there are different factors that are taken into account when it comes to who is being touched (and who is not being touched, e.g. that matter)

PrideOfAthens17 on Coltscom forums: “Understanding that the results against the rest of NFC Nord this year were not only wins but also dominance, what do they say they go perfect 4 for 4 and crush the pack? So tell us Andrew, what do you do to win that title? And are you doing it in a dominant way to fully own NFC North this year? What’s your prediction of scores? “

Walker: Rodrigo Blankenship hits a 37-yard field goal to give the Colts a 34:31 win over the Packers and complete Indy’s win in the NFC North Division

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