Sunday, September 23, 2012
Colts giving Jaguars problems so far
By Paul Kuharsky
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Jaguars trail the Colts 14-3 at the half. And, frankly, Jacksonville doesn’t look like a team capable of rallying back from a double-digit deficit.
The issues the Colts have presented to the Jaguars:
- Three different Jacksonville players have left the game with head injuries, though fullback Greg Jones has returned. Receiver Laurent Robinson and running back Montell Owens won't be back.
- Justin Blackmon can’t get in sync, dropping even a quick slant, which is the sort of play you figure the Jags call to get him started. Blaine Gabbert's been hurt by drops, as well as his high throws.
- The Colts' 3-4 front may not be loaded with names we know, and has given up some good runs to Maurice Jones-Drew. But there is a load of hustle in the group which flew to the ball in the first half. You can get away with allowing 77 rush yards in a half if you only allow 48 passing yards.
I think Indianapolis would really be running away with things if the Colts could run. Andrew Luck’s two scrambles have produced 32 yards. The backs have 10 carries for 19 yards.