RTC: Too early to pass judgment


Here’s your Tuesday edition of Reading the Coverage.

• Stephen Holder of the Indy Star writes that it’s too early to judge the Colts defense after Oakland’s Terrelle Pryor had his way against them, rushing for 112 yards (which led the league until Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy ran for 184 yards against Washington on Monday night) and passing for another 217 yards.

Pryor just created things on his own. Not many of his runs were by design. So I agree with Holder, give the defense a little bit more time before passing judgment on the unit.

• Conrad Brunner of 1070TheFan is skipping right past this week’s opponent Miami and looking ahead to the Sept. 22 game against the San Francisco 49ers. The reason? The Colts will face 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the read option. Then they get Seattle’s Russell Wilson, another read-option quarterback.

• Colts.com gives its take on five things learned from the Colts-Raiders game Sunday.