3 Colts players who can make Tom Brady’s life miserable vs Bucs

Darius Leonard. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Darius Leonard. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
Indianapolis Colts, Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs for a touchdown. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Jonathan Taylor can make Tom Brady’s life miserable in Colts vs. Buccaneers

Tom Brady won’t be directly competing against Jonathan Taylor, but that doesn’t mean another strong Taylor performance won’t impact him. In fact, Taylor’s play will be just as important as any Indianapolis defender.

The Bills had the No. 1 ranked defense in the NFL, and they were still unable to stop Taylor from going for 204 total yards and five touchdowns. Now the test will be what can Taylor do against the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense.

While another 200-yard, five-touchdown performance is unlikely, a productive day will be needed to knock off Brady and the Buccaneers. Taylor and the Colts’ offense needs to consistently move the chains and put together long scoring drives. One of the best defenses to an explosive offense is having an offense that can milk the clock.

With Taylor’s running ability, he can make Brady’s life miserable by keeping him on the sideline for extended periods at a time.

If these three players are able to do what they usually do, they will force Tom Brady into a frustrating game, and doing that gives Indianapolis the best chance to win this game.