Last season the Colts were bland. White and royal blue. Mayonnaise protruded. Jacoby Brissett check-downs and muddy scampers, an average defense, a wild Brian Hoyer appears, and a lot of rushes from heavy formations. Indianapolis held onto playoff expectations after booing Andrew Luck off the field once his retirement was leaked. They were rewarded with a banal 7-9 season.
This year, that changes. Philip Rivers relocated to the Midwest to hoot, toot, and make a ludicrous mockery of the quarterback position. By trading for the monster truck that is DeForest Buckner, the Colts have a legitimate star defensive player who can lift up the pass rush and make things easy for an already great linebacker group. Last season’s playoff expectations have drifted to 2020 as the Colts join the Texans and Titans to battle for the 2020 AFC South Championship.
On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Andrew Potter (@bighairyandy) of Football Outsiders joins the podcast to discuss Philip Rivers treading the deep sandy pools of time, the impact DeForest Buckner can have on this defense, Michael Pittman Jr. hype, which AFC South team has the best offensive line, the path for the Colts’ defense to exceed beyond above average, Malik Hooker expectations, and of course, a 2020 Colts season prediction.
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