Unlikely Leaders in Indy
written by: LockdownJimmy
After taking a loss from the division rival Jaguars in Week 1, the Colts faced off against the Ravens in Baltimore this week. Thanks to extraordinary efforts from some unexpected players, the Colts were able to notch one in the win column with a final score of 27-13.
The newest edition to Indianapolis, Margarito Witherspoon out of Notre Dame, had an even stronger game than his NFL debut. Defenses continue to search for answers to his raw quickness as he racked up another 104 yards on the ground with 27 reception yards and 2 Touchdowns. He currently leads the league in rushing TDs (3) and is second in rushing yards (229).
Making a huge impact in the game was LOLB Junior Galette. He was dialed in on Ravens’ rookie QB Chase Mohr all day as he managed to tally 1.5 Sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble. Recording 5 solo tackles, 3 of which were for a loss, he has set the bar very high for the rest of the season.
The Colts also had a bit of drama on their special teams unit as punter Pat McAfee kicked 3 field goals during the game before Adam Vinatieri returned to his usual duties. What this means for the future, Indy’s head coach refused to comment on. We can only speculate on what is going on in the locker room.
“He [Vinatieri] is fine. He and Pat are both doing a fantastic job. Our focus needs to be on continuing to play like this defensively and creating more opportunities on offense.” – Jim Scott (Head Coach)