5 Wide: 5 Q&As about the Colts with Jack McCurry

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Sep 17, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano looks on from the sideline in the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, I sat down with Jack McCurry of Believeland-Sports.com to answer five questions about the game. You can follow Jack on Twitter @JMcCurryCLE

Q: The Colts have a young offensive line with a rookie and two second-year players, how do the Colts plan to counter the relentless pass rush that Gregg Williams likes to send?

A: Brissett is going to have get the ball out quickly, much like Roethlisberger did in Week 1 against Cleveland. If he doesn’t, the Browns pass rush which is improving will feast on him.

Q: Do you feel that Rob Chudzinski has something to prove against his former team?

A: Absolutely. With the below average talent and injuries that happened when he was in Cleveland, I don’t know what else he could have done better in his one year as head coach and I think he wants to stick it to Haslam and the organization that they made a mistake letting him go.

Q: Who is going to win the battle between the Browns young receiving core and the Colts’ young secondary?

A: I’m going to give the edge to the Browns receivers. Malik Hooker is the X-Factor in that secondary because of his range but that’s basically all they have with Davis and Wilson banged up. Higgins and Leslie are young, hungry and out to prove something and I believe they will play a big role on the Browns offense.


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Q: If the Colts lose this week, would you consider this a lost season? And if it is, should they shut down Andrew Luck for the remainder of the season?

A: If the Colts lose to the Browns, I wouldn’t be surprised if changes come down following the game specifically with the head coaching position. If that happens, just shut down Luck and look to move him this offseason. Stockpile draft picks, draft Sam Darnold and build around him properly which is what they haven’t done for Luck.

Q: Who is the biggest X-factor for the Colts’ on offense and defense and what makes them so special?

A: On offense, it’s Jack Doyle. The Browns linebackers have struggled against tight ends so far this season and if the Colts want to have some success offensively, getting the ball to Doyle would be a good start.

On the defensive side, it’s Malik Hooker as I mentioned above. He’s going to be a star in this league if he can stay healthy and is a ball hawk. The range he has on that field is at an elite level already as a rookie and if he does get an interception, don’t be shocked if he takes it to the house for a touchdown.

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