3 things from preseason finale that should have Colts fans excited for regular season

The Indianapolis Colts wrapped up the preseason with a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, and gave fans reason to be excited for the 2023 season.
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2. Colts corners made plays

Cornerback is a group that’s under a spotlight for Indianapolis, because of the youth and inexperience in the group. Aside from Kenny Moore II, the room mainly consists of first- and second-year players. While the team believes the young guys are ready for the bright lights, it’s still a wait-and-see situation.

Thursday was a step in the right direction, as the corners showed that they’re ready for the regular season. Not only were they good in coverage, staying attached to receivers, but they were actually making plays on the ball and getting pass deflections.

In limited action, starting corners Dallis Flowers and Darrell Baker Jr. each had two pass deflections. Once the rookie reserves entered the game, they played to standard, limiting Philly to 236 passing yards at 4.4 yards per pass for the game.

Again, the Eagles didn’t play their starters, so it’s not like the Colts went out there and shut down AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith. However, it was great to see the young corners play well, especially when you consider that they were competing against their peers: first- and second-year guys that are trying to prove they belong in the league.