After three games, I'm not sure what to make of the Colts defense. I certainly wasn't expecting a version of the 2002 Bucs D, but I also didn't expect to see our defense allow the numbers they have so far this season. Opposing offenses have seemingly moved at will. The defense is allowing 25 points a game along with 416 total yards per contest (103 rushing, 313 passing). The Colts D is easily ranked dead last statistically in the NFL. Ouch.
Yet, one must also take into account the fact the Colts have faced three of the upper echelon offenses/QBs in the league in the Patriots, Titans, and Packers. The starting secondary has suffered several injuries, and the Colts are depending upon their third-stringers to provide adequate pass defense. Some allowances have to be made for the current play of the defense. In Tony Dungy's first few years, the defense improved from 29th to 9th to 3rd in the league. Surely the D can improve... right?
So, can the defense improve and perhaps even be respectable by season's end, or is it truly up to the offense to take the Colts to the win column week after week? What do you make of this defense?