AP Pro32 comments about Colts

AP Pro32 comments about Colts
October 16, 2012, 4:07 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Indianapolis Colts by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (26)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 23) - Emotional win a week ago left them drained.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 31) - Loss to Jets was a reminder that Colts are still rebuilding.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 26)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 27) - Looked flat after emotional win over Green Bay. Need to fix the run defense in a hurry.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 26) - All the attention over Andrew Luck tends to mask a huge problem for Indy: the run defense. The Jets exposed it once again, rushing for an eye-popping 252 yards and three TDs.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 25) - The Colts are averaging only 3.6 yards per rush with just two ground touchdowns. Rookie QB Andrew Luck needs more help than that from his rushing attack.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 26) - You win some, you lose some and sometimes you get embarrassed by the New York Jets.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 27) - That euphoria after rallying past the Packers didn't last very long, did it?

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 25) - Andrew Luck is going to win his fair share of games as a rookie but this whole team is a work in progress.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 26) - I think this team was emotionally and physically drained after their emotional W vs. the Packers the prior week. The Jets took advantage.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 26) - The NFL's 29th-ranked run defense could get a break Sunday against Cleveland if Trent Richardson (ribs) can't play.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 25) - The Colts had a predictable comedown Sunday; now let's see if they can find some equilibrium.

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