Colts should benefit from emphasis on illegal contact

The offenses of the Colts, Steelers, Rams, Patriots and Saints should benefit from the new emphasis on illegal contact.

Updated: September 9, 2004, 10:50 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It was the manhandling received by Indianapolis Colts receivers in the 2003 AFC championship game, a contest in which the physical New England secondary drew not a single flag on the field but might have been found guilty of molestation in a court of law, that forced the NFL to re-emphasize its illegal contact rule for the 2004 season.

And so it seems only natural, right, that the Indianapolis receiving corps might be among the most notable beneficiaries in a season when game officials will ...

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