The Colts are two days away from their preseason opener. In today’s headlines, we have a look at the power rushing attack, the leadership qualities of Andrew Luck and Cory Redding’s outlook on this year’s 3-4 defense.
Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?
Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, August 9th.
By: Zak Keefer, Indy Star
Much of the talk in the 2013 offseason has been surrounding the Colts new balanced, power rushing attack.
“We’re going to do everything we can to improve our ability to run the football,” said coach Chuck Pagano, an advocate of the approach from his days in Baltimore. “It’s going to take pressure off our quarterback. It’s going to take time off the clock.”
Perhaps no one is happier hearing that news than the quarterback himself Andrew Luck.
“Everybody is really buying into this sort of smash-mouth approach,” he said. “And I think that’s only going to help us in the passing game.”
By: Bob Kravitz, Indy Star
Andrew Luck has received the leadership question countless times in 2012 but Kravitz wanted to delve into the quarterback’s personality and that maybe has changed heading in year two.
“That’s an interesting question,” (Luck) said. “I think a little bit because you know guys in the locker room, their personalities. You have a little more common ground to talk to guys about certain things and that just comes with being around each other every day for seven months straight. So, yeah, I guess you could say so.”
Luck has deflected the leadership role to Reggie Wayne but his head coach says the quarterback knows when to speak.
“He always finds a way to say the right thing right at the right time and it’s never over the top,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s just got that way with people and that’s how he’s wired, that’s in his DNA.”
By: Mike Wells, AFC South Blog
When Cory Redding speaks people take notice and that was the case earlier this week.
The veteran defensive end in the 3-4 defense broke down the scheme and how excited he is moving forward.
“What I like best is you’re not handicapping guys,” defensive end Cory Redding said. “You’re not handcuffing them and telling them you have to do this and you have to do that. In this defense it’s interchangeable positions….all the guys on the defense have the freedom to do whatever they have to do to get the job done. That’s what I like about it. You just fly around. You never know who is coming and who is not. You can’t really key on too many guys because everybody is interchangeable.”
“I think we have the body size and the right type of people for this system.”
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