In Week One the Colts’ defense was trampled in a loss to the Texans. But that doesn’t make Colts coach Jim Caldwell want to revamp the scheme, it just makes him want his players to get back to basics.
“Don’t do more,” Caldwell said, per the Indianapolis Star. “Do less. Do it better.”
Colts middle linebacker Gary Brackett elaborated on that idea, saying that against the Texans the Colts were trying to do too much on defense.
“Gap discipline,” Brackett said. “Once a play breaks, a guy tries to overcome where one guy made a mistake and then he’s out of his gap and then the run hits there. So be accountable for yourself, do your job, and the defense works.”
It sounds simple enough. Whether the Colts’ defense can be more effective by doing less against the Giants may be the key to Sunday’s game, all the Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning hype notwithstanding.