Which Colts defensively played their way on to team?
The Colts played their final preseason game last night against the Bengals, winning 27-26. But who did a good job playing themselves on to the roster defensively?
With cuts coming this weekend, several players needed to play well last night to keep their roster spots. That was the main thing to watch last night. There were a lot of players who needed to play well, so who did just that?
The first defender to catch my eye was Ryan Delaire. He was a force on the defensive line. He did a good job forcing pressure on the quarterback. That sort of play may have kept him on the roster come Saturday afternoon, something that I wasn’t expecting.
Matthew Adams also had some spurts of good play. He is on the bubble as a linebacker, and gave coaches some good film to look at. It still might not be enough, but he left it all out on the field. He just doesn’t play consistently enough.
George Odum played well yet again. He forced a fumble that went out of bounds, but he has been making plays like that all preseason. The Colts are pretty set at safety, but he could make T.J. Green sweat a little bit. Green has been bad in his career so far.
Everyone else played just okay. No one else really made a huge statement. The defensive line will be the toughest in terms of making cuts, but every other position should be fairly easy. Hopefully everyone who stays on the roster makes contributions moving forward.