against 49ers The Indianapolis Colts finally got safety Clayton Geathers back in action last night against the Baltimore Ravens after having a knee procedure this offseason. Now it looks as though their other starting safety White Kenny Moore Jersey
, Malik Hooker will be making his 2018 debut Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers provided there aren’t any setback between now and then.Hooker is such a crucial part of this defense which needs a dose of talent in the secondary to help the transition to the new scheme. Hooker hauled in 3 interceptions and 4 passes defensed last season in just 7 games, and went down in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars destroying his knee.Hooker totaled 21 tackles last season and showed much more physicality than he was given credit for in the pre-draft process. Hooker, if he does return Saturday night, would do so almost exactly 10 months after that hit along the sideline and would be somewhat remarkable to do so inside of a year from having surgery. Hooker has been slowly coming back over the past week or so in practice, starting on the open field at training camp with light workouts, moving on to individual drills, and now may just make a full return to game action in just four more days.The implementation has been a mixed bag in the secondary for the Colts, but Matthias Farley has been a big help in assisting with having a physical presence at the third level of the defense. Now, if the Colts were to have Hooker and Geathers back and at full strength with Farley rotating in, the defense instantly gets better and allows for the cornerbacks to have a legit eraser over the top to help them out.The Colts have a few defensive positions that still need to improve quite a bit, but with Hooker’s return that would be one that is theoretically as good as the team is going to get this season — and hopefully better than they’ve been in quite awhile.Colts Cast: Breaking down Colts Week 4 http://www.authenticsindianapoliscolts.com/cheap-jack-doyle-jersey
, 37-34 OT loss to Texans The Indianapolis Colts OT loss to the Houston Texans in Week 4 will not soon be forgotten. The final play that the Colts ran offensively, though, certainly does not sum up this game nor should it. Andrew Luck put up a massive stat line (40-62, 464 yards, 4 TDs) that should quiet those saying that his arm can’t do this or can’t do that due to some lack of arm strength.The Colts defense had themselves a game, too, despite the fact that the Texans finished with as many points as they did. They held the Texans’ running backs, forced a turnover and held up in the red zone on some possessions just as they had through the first three games.
The Colts offense did gift the Texans 14 points after all. With all of that clearly in the rearview mirror, Frank Reich’s 4th-and-4 call to go for it, in his own territory has no shortage of opinions coming out. Of course I’ve got mine as well, but it goes less towards “should he have gone for it on 4th down in a tie game Youth Ryan Kelly Jersey
,” and more in the direction of what was happening in the past few minutes of the game. Many will say that you put the ball in your franchise quarterback’s hands when it counts, and that’s a totally justified opinion. But, what about when the momentum isn’t in his favor?If there’s anything that really needs to be addressed in all of this, it’s those saying “the Colts aren’t going anywhere this year anyhow” IN WEEK 4. Last I checked, a tie is not a loss, and if the wins are the same come playoff time, that tie could come in handy. There are 10 teams in the AFC with a 2-2, or 1-3 record right now. Why couldn’t the Colts earn a Wild Card berth this year? And do fans honestly think that nothing is worth it if the team isn’t deemed “Super Bowl contenders” right now? That seems a little more than ridiculous to me.Please subscribe, rate and review the show anywhere you listen to podcasts.Colts Cast Links: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Art 19 | SB Colts Cast YT Channel | Google | Spotify