Quenton Nelson hilariously confuses defenders with friendly pancakes

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Quenton Nelson #56 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Quenton Nelson #56 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts linemen Quenton Nelson hilariously displays his dominance.

Although the Indianapolis Colts are on their bye week, they haven’t stopped giving us great moments to enjoy. Thanks to Hard Knocks, fans have been supplied with new footage from the team’s Week 13 victory over the Houston Texans.

The beauty of Hard Knocks is that the production allows viewers to experience things they aren’t able to pick up on from watching the game on television or even in the stadium.

One of those moments this week involved perennial All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson. Nelson, the best interior offensive lineman in all of football, has dominated defenders since he stepped foot on NFL fields. He routinely runs full speed at defenders and tosses them out of the way with no regard, or so we thought.

He does indeed casually move other grown men around, but it turns out he has plenty of regard for it. A clip from the latest episode of Hard Knocks shows just how much Nelson cares about the defenders that he trounces.

Quenton Nelson checks on defenders after pancaking them

Nelson showcases the ability that’s made him All-Pro as he took the defender and drove him into the ground. While still laying on top of the Houston defender, Nelson asks if he’s ok and they exchange pleasantries while Nelson helps the Texan up.

Considering the vigor that Nelson plays with, viewers probably wouldn’t be able to tell that the aggressively-blocking Nelson is actually a gentle giant. When he’s not actively blocking, he’s a pretty nice guy, and that’s demonstrated in the clip.

Unfortunately for defenders, Nelson is paid to flip the switch and violently move them out the way and he has been doing a great job of it, especially this year. The emergence of running back Jonathan Taylor goes hand in hand with the dominance of Nelson and the other lineman up front.

All year long, Nelson and the big guys have been carving lanes for Taylor to run his way to the rushing title and possibly an MVP. Of Taylor’s 1,348 yards on the year, 657 of them are before contact, the most of anyone in the NFL.

While Taylor’s name will be on any of the awards he receives following the season, it’s Nelson’s and the other lineman’s names that Taylor will thank.