Yannick Ngakoue is on a mission with the Colts
Yannick Ngakoue was one of the big offseason acquisitions for the Indianapolis Colts and he has shown up to Indy on a mission.
This offseason, the Indianapolis Colts took a patient approach to free agency. While everyone wanted them to immediately go out and splurge on big-name players, Indy was more methodical. However, the Colts were still able to upgrade at positions of need, primarily through trade.
That started when Indianapolis sent cornerback Rock Ya-Sin to the Las Vegas Raiders for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Indy made that move because it has been desperately trying to improve its pass rush and Ngakoue may be the man to do that.
After showing up to the Colts’ mandatory minicamp, Ngakoue made clear that he knows why he was brought in and he’s not shying away from the challenge. Ngakoue took to Twitter to post a picture with defensive line coach Nate Ollie, and captioned the post “Let’s bring pass rush back to Indy.”
Yannick Ngakoue ready to bring pass rush back to Colts
Ngakoue would double down by following up with another tweet simply saying “I mean that.” Everyone is hoping that he and Ollie will be able to deliver.
Like Yannick, Nate Ollie was also added this offseason as defensive line coach. He will be tasked with developing a group of talented young linemen so that they can consistently get after the quarterback.
That’s something the Colts haven’t done in a while. Indy hasn’t had a player with double-digit sacks since Justin Houston in 2019 and the team finished with the eighth-fewest sacks in the league last season with just 33.
Yannick Ngakoue on the other hand had 10 sacks last season playing under Gus Bradley with the Raiders. He should be able to replicate that same success with Bradley in Indianapolis.
With DeForest Buckner on the inside and the developing Kwity Paye on the opposite edge, the Colts should be able to bring pass rush back to Indy.