DeForest Buckner calls Sunday’s game “a little taste” of what Colts defense can do

Getty Images

The Colts were a surprising loser in Week One as Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew went 19-of-20 and threw three touchdowns to lead his team to a 27-20 win.

Week Two saw better work from the Indianapolis defense. They held the Vikings to 175 yards while picking off three passes, posting three sacks and recording a safety. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and a tackle for loss to help lead that effort and he said after the game that he wants the performance to be a sign of things to come.

“We’ve been talking about it all year, our standards on defense, and we’ve got to make sure we uphold those standards,” Buckner said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star. “Today was just a little taste of what we can do.”

The Colts will have a chance to show off again on defense in Week Three. The Jets have been dreadful through two weeks and they’ll be coming to town for Buckner and company to try for another feast.

7 responses to “DeForest Buckner calls Sunday’s game “a little taste” of what Colts defense can do

  1. You just played the worst team, with the worst OL and the worst QB, in the league. Slow your roll, bruh – you’re still The Colts.

  2. Not to be a bubble burster but the Vikings laid an egg last week against a good but hardly great defense too. This was more of the Vikings offense having some major issues they need to figure out or their season ‘s going to be done. The Colts will find that out the next time they play a good offense. sorry Colts fans… (shoulder shrug)

  3. Playing the Viking offense will be a “get right” game for every defense the next 14 games. Kubiak has lost his feel for game planning and play calling. Darn Cousins is so durable too….ugh.

  4. Congrats to the Colts — I knew the Vikes would stink at the beginning of the year after losing all those veterans, but I didn’t think the aroma would be this bad. The struggles should not be a surprise, particularly with Pierce opting out and Hunter hurt, but that doesn’t explain the offensive struggles or make these blow-out losses feel any better. This Vikings team could easily be 0-5 to start the year at this pace.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.