Throughout the course of the season, Colts.com will run a “Newcomer of the Week” following each regular season game. With the Colts having an influx of the newcomers this season here’s a look at the” Newcomer of the Week” from Oakland:
It’s the same ball-hawking skills that have been on display since OTAs.
Greg Toler just decided to show a few more people that ability on Sunday afternoon.
On the interception, Toler had tremendous coverage inside of Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater.
“I was fortunate enough to get a beat on the ball coming down. Our defensive line and linebackers, hats off to those guys for getting pressure on Terrelle (Pryor) and he just kind of lofted it up and I found the ball early and was able to make a play for my guys,” Toler, who received a game ball, said following the Colts 21-17 victory.
Toler also had a pair of pass deflections on Sunday and was apart of a Colts secondary who continually kept plays alive for well over five and six seconds.
“It gets hard, talking from a DB aspect, just covering your guy with your back to the quarterback,” Toler said. “It’s just kind of hard not knowing where he’s scrambling to, if he’s up on your back, the guy’s trying to run a comeback, it’s pretty hard, but I think we did well and we can get better.”
Other Newcomers of Note:
-Safety LaRon Landry led the Colts defense with 15 tackles (10 solo).
-Wide Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey had three catches for 33 yards.
-Inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard started for the injured Pat Angerer and finished fourth on the team with six tackles.
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