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August 21, 2013

Colts' defense impresses in second preseason game

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As far as the offense goes the Colts looked as good as they could for only being their second preseason game. Andrew Luck was 9 of 13 for 107 yards and had two touchdowns. The first touchdown was maybe a little lucky as it was tipped to wide receiver Reggie Wayne, but hey, you take them all.

One of the downsides in the game was Coby Fleener, Colts second-year tight end, left the game with a knee sprain. Fleener’s MRI came back fine as he should be back in the lineup for this Saturday’s home game against the Browns for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Fleener has continued to show issues with ball security as he has dropped many and fumbled in the Colts preseason opener.

The Colts’ running game is not what they’re are shooting for yet. They have yet to have a 100-yard game on the ground as this was also a big emphasis of the off season as the Colts added a fullback to the roster. The Colts finished the game with their best of two games so far with 88 yards on the ground. The Colts also added a new power running back this year, Ahmad Bradshaw, the former Giants workhorse, in the offseason. Bradshaw should be ready for the regular season as he has a leg he is nursing from off season surgery. Let’s hope the running game picks up then.

Ed Nason is a Colts columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached through the sports department at 574-732-5180 or sports@pharostribune.com.

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