Colts Run Wild All Over Bills Defense

It’s a typical Bills v. Colts game with both teams moving the football. Bills defense must regroup from Jonathan Taylor and company running the football all the way down the field for an opening drive touchdown. 

The 2021 Buffalo Bills can’t beat physical football teams. The Steelers, Titans, Jags, and now the Colts all manhandled the Bills upfront starting with Harrison Phillips, Vernon Butler, Jr., Ed Oliver and rest of defensive players had Jonathan Taylor’s cleat marks on their chest. He had 203 all-purpose yards including 182 rushing yards. 

The Colts talented running back Jonathan Taylor said, “It was personal today, because our season ended here last year”. I asked Taylor who do you pattern your running style after? He said, “I watched former Texans Arian Foster especially and current Tennessee Titans Adrian Petersen.” He definitely reminds me of Arian Foster with a great hesitation moves and surprisingly excellent speed. Colts Head Coach Frank Reich said, “we had an excellent week of practice and our goal was to dominate the line of scrimmage and run the ball”. That’s exactly what the Colts did total domination of the Bills. Buffalo Bills lineman Dion Dawkins said,”

I think it kind of goes in the category of flush it and just let it go; Move on. It’s not really a concern. I have high faith and high trust in our team and our players”. That was a common theme by most Bills players not concerned with another physical butt whipping and humiliating beat down at home. Hopefully the coaching staff will be more concerned and come up with creative ways for the offense to get on track. Colts defensive end Kwity Paye said, “our game plan was to keep Allen in passing lanes and not to let him get to the outside; We were surprised that the Bills did not run the ball as much as we thought.”

That’s a telling sign on Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll, who calls a simple and plain game that does not seem to fool anybody. Daboll is not creative enough for today’s NFL and should be replaced by next season. Colts’ safety George Odum said, “We disguised our coverage until 12 seconds left on 25 second play clock in order to confuse Allen”.  Bills offensive problems continue to stem from a lack of running game and getting explosive running back Matt Breida the ball in open spaces.

Breida had an excellent power sweep around edge for a big gain but only touched the ball eight times in the game. Bills need physical players on the field and two of them Tackle Spencer Brown and defensive nose guard Star Lotulelei were out due to COVID – 19. Star didn’t even bother to get vaccinated, so Bills unvaccinated players are now starting to hurt them by not being able to play in crucial games. I see Bills in a better match up against New Orleans Saints winning 24-21.

Challenger News Buffalo Bills Columnist and Sports Editor George Radney

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