Dolphins Vs. Colts – Know The Enemy


Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) takes the snap from center Samson Satele (64) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Raiders 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins will take on the Indianapolis Colts this week on the road for the 2nd consecutive week.  We caught up with the editor of Naptownsfinest, Jeremy Nicholas to get his impression of this weeks game.

How will the Dolphins put pressure on the Colts QB?

"Two words, Cameron Wake. Wake is one of the most underrated defensive players in the NFL, and the Dolphins in general are a decent defense. I expect the Dolphins to attack early and often, and to keep the Colts’ O-line on their heels all day."

How strong is the Indy secondary behind a pass rush that showed problems in week 1?

"Speaking of underrated, the Indianapolis secondary is going to shock some teams this season. The Colts started to build their secondary last year, when they traded with Miami for CB-Vontae Davis. Davis took some time to gel, but has done well with the Colts. Indy then brought in CB-Greg Toler, who had the game-clinching interception against Oakland in week one. However, the game-changer was the free agent addition of S-LaRon Landry. Landry had 15 tackles last week, which is tied for the league lead. If these players can stay healthy, the sky is the limit. This could be the best secondary that the Colts have ever had."

How will the Colts offensive line keep a very tough Dolphins defense out of Andrew Lucks face?

"Last season, the Colts had different players on their offensive line in every game. The injuries are down so far in 2013, but there are new pieces protecting Andrew Luck, and they have yet to impress. I expect Luck to be on the run a lot against Miami, which will not make Colts’ owner Jim Irsay happy."

Luck had an exceptional year in 2012.  How well has improved in year 2?

"Andrew Luck is a future MVP candidate, and I expect the NFL to really take notice this season. Luck and Ryan Tannehill have been over-shadowed by ESPN’s over-exposure of Bob Griffin and Russell Wilson. Luck has taken control of the Colts, and it shows. His calm in clutch time is amazing to watch. We could possibly see a ninth game-winning drive for Luck this weekend."

The Colts were able to rally behind HC Chuck Pagano’s cancer diagnosis. Is the team rallying behind his return this year?

"Chuck Pagano seems very motivated to be back, and to finally coach a full season. The team seems to follow his energy, but the jury is still out on the coaches’ play-calling. If anything, the team seems to be just as motivated by how former OC Bruce Arians jumped ship after one season, and took the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job."