Division rival Titans up next
The Indianapolis Colts went into the lions den that is Lambeau Field, survived a vintage Aaron Rodgers attempted comeback and walked out with a rare 31-26 victory. This week, while the teams are not so much the same, the same intensity will be available for this division match up with the Tennessee Titans.
Playoff Football this week
Head Coach Chuck Pagano knows what a win this week for his team and he has been preaching playoff football in November.
“It’s playoff football, really,” Pagano told Jim Wyatt of the Titans official website.
The Titans, you see, have scored 35 or more points in their last three games and are averaging a league best 33.7 points per game. Make no mistake, this game will be every bit as hard as the Packers on the road.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Indianapolis Colts!
Detroit @ Indianapolis is a hot ticket
The Indianapolis Colts still have a few questions regarding their secondary with Vontae Davis out for two weeks possibly longer and Clayton Geathers not scheduled to be back until mid to late September. The team will have to rely on Antonio Cromartie, Darius Butler, Darryl Morris and T.J. Green until Davis and Geathers make it back. The team have recently signed Rashaan Melvin to a defense that ranked 26th last season.
“It can be tough,” Safety Mike Adams said recently. “All our big players are not here. But the people in the room, we expect them to play at a high level. We have younger guys that are not use to having to be thrust into starting roles. But they have to prepared to take on those roles.”
“Our No. 1 corner, with Vonta out, and Pat [Robinson] is our No. 2, and he’s been out,” Head Coach Chuck Pagano said. “You can go on down the line. We’ve had some line issues. There’s nothing that we can do about it. We have to get healthy, and healthy in a hurry. Because the 11th [against Detroit] is going to be here before we know it.”
Three days and counting…Affordable tickets and great seats for Sunday’s game are still on sale so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Indianapolis Colts~!
Indy Quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t have much luck in protection and turnovers last season and a major reason for that was a porous offensive line that could not protect him (80%) and bad decisions under heat (20%). Former University of Georgia and new Colts Quarterback Coach Brian Schottenheimer has no intentions of changing up anything in Luck’s approach to the position.
“We’re not going to change the way Andrew plays,” Schottenheimer told ESPN.com. “Andrew’s going to play the game. You’ve got to let Andrew play.”
As far as the bad decisions, both Coach Pagano and Schottenheimer think it’s all a part of growing into the game.
“The ones who are great competitors have a harder time (giving up on a play), but again, I think Andrew learned a lot last year and sometimes when you lose something that is so precious to you, you sit back and you’re like, ‘Wow, in order for this not to happen again, maybe there are some things I need to adjust,'” Schottenheimer said. “He realizes that he wants to be on that field. We certainly need him on that field. You’ll see that growth with him this year from a maturity standpoint.”
The Colts kick off the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday August 7th. Tickets for all preseason and regular season games are available now so be sure to get yours today and be there to cheer on your Indianapolis Colts!