INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts defense is used to the criticism. They hear it every year.
What they’re not accustomed to is bailing out a team that has opened the season 0-2 for the first time in 13 years.
With the Colts in desperate need of a victory and the rest of the football world already writing off the 2011 season, players and coaches are ignoring the talk and focusing on their jobs.
Almost to a man, Indy’s defensive players insist that if they do their job a little better, things will work out and the wins will start to come. And they can’t think of a better time to turn things around than Sunday night when they play defending AFC champion Pittsburgh on national television.