This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is defensive end Henry Anderson.
A defensive line need this offseason for the Colts was evident, and the team has found a rookie that has more than filled his duty in the trenches.
Third-round pick Henry Anderson has delivered through his first two NFL games, putting together five-tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss in the box score on Monday night.
After two games this season, Anderson leads all NFL defensive linemen with 12 tackles.
On Monday, the Colts run defense was pretty stout against the Jets before a couple of late runs in the fourth quarter.
New York had just 21 rushing yards on 13 carries at halftime.
Anderson was once again a major focal point in that performance.
He did record his first NFL sack on Monday, but the Stanford product knows the unit needs to create more of that havoc.
“I think we did a good job stopping the run, for the most part,” Anderson said.
“We need to get working on pressuring the quarterback. Even if we aren’t hitting him, just making him feel that pressure and make him feel uncomfortable back there.”
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