Colts: New angle of DeForest Buckner destroying lineman and Kirk Cousins is amazing
This new angle of Colts DL DeForest Buckner destroying a Vikings offensive lineman and quarterback Kirk Cousins is amazing.
There were numerous highlights from the Indianapolis Colts’ conclusive win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.
Some fans might point to one of running back Jonathan Taylor’s handful of bruising runs. Others would be justified in favoring tight end Mo Alie-Cox’s breakout performance in which he led the team in receiving with five catches for 111 yards.
For all of the defensive junkies out there, however, one ferocious sequence stood out among the rest. That came in the form of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner absolutely embarrassing a Vikings offensive lineman before popping quarterback Kirk Cousins with a monster hit just after he released the football.
Well, a new angle of the play was just released and it’s even better than the original. Like the Colts’ tweet asserts, “Viewer discretion (is) advised.”
Hold up, we didn’t know Buckner disposed of Vikings right guard Dru Samia — who’s 6-foot-5 and 308 pounds, by the way — with one arm! The 2019 fourth-round pick was making his first career NFL start against Indianapolis, and Buckner wasted no time welcoming him to the league.
As evidenced by how quickly he got rid of the football, Cousins knew his lineman just got punked and he was about to take a monster hit from Buckner. Had the 2018 Pro Bowler completed the sack, this would undoubtedly be a finalist for play of the year.
For those Colts fans who missed the original version of Buckner going scorched earth, we’ve got you covered.
It’s not quite as satisfying as the zoomed-in version, but it still gets the job done.
For the game, Buckner tallied three tackles, 1.5 sacks and four QB hits. Simply put, he was a huge reason why the Vikings failed to muster any sort of rhythm on offense,De and he’ll look to keep that momentum going in Week 3, when the Colts welcome the free-falling New York Jets to Lucas Oil Stadium.