Originally Posted by NaptownChief
and if the Colts had a decent defense Bettis' fumble wouldn't have mattered. I don't see where the team outcome has anything to do with your point about taking Manning out of his game...Giving up 290 yards and no turnovers isn't exactly taking someone out of their game. Sure, it isn't the beat downs he keeps giving you guys but 290 yards is the equivalent of a 4,640 yard season over 16 games.
the point is, as proven by NE and Pitt, you hit him in the mouth, disguise your blitzes at the LOS and bump the receivers, you take away his timing
sitting back in zone all day isn't going to do anything