10 Questions With ColtsGab

This week we chatted with Josh Dhani of ColtsGab and he gave us some of his thoughts on this week’s Super Bowl matchup.

SaintsGab: Can the Saints defense get to Peyton Manning? What affect will it have on him?

ColtsGab: Yes, they can. Sometimes Manning is weak on the blitz but if the defensive scheme continues to go with the same scheme, Manning will figure it out, mostly by halftime. Remember, Manning is smart against the blitz sometimes and can beat teams deep easily. But if the Saints can fool Manning a bit on defense, it can be tough for him to do something.

SG: How much of a concern are injuries at this point?

CG: I believe Freeney will play. The injuries won’t be all that bad. The Colts have already managed to make it this far with all these injuries. I don’t see much of a concern for it. They’ll be alright.

SG: Which under-the-radar players do you think will have the most impact on the game?

CG: Watch out for Daniel Muir sometimes. Watch out for those defensive tackles because they have been coming up big on run plays so far. Muir has been a strong contributor right now. I won’t be surprised if the Colts bring in Tom Santi on some plays to pass to. Also, Mike Hart looks to put on some moves because he has been looking great so far in the playoffs.

SG: What do the Colts have to do to slow down the Saints’ potent offense?

CG: I see Indy blitzing on some plays. Jim Caldwell has made some changes so watch out for those linebackers blitzing. Also, on the run, watch out for the front line. And don’t underestimate those young corners, they’ve been playing well and can really surprise Drew Brees when they cover Marques Colston and other of your guys’ strong receivers.

SG: What matchup problems do you think the Colts face against the Saints?

CG: I am not too believable actually of the corners covering great against Colston so you may see a big game for him.

SG: What are your thoughts as a Colts fan to the Saints making it to the Super Bowl? What do you think it means to New Orleans, from an outsider’s view?

CG: I felt very happy for this city. It’s very touching after all this city has went through. The Saints were terrible back then it’s good to see them winning and finally reach the Super Bowl. And with Hurricane Katrina happening a few years ago, this really means a lot for this city.

SG: Which Saints player are you most afraid of?

CG: Darren Sharper. If Peyton ever throws a pick at the guy, I would be terrified because whenever Sharper gets a pick, I always see him return it for a touchdown. He’s dangerous.

SG: The Colts were in the Super Bowl three years ago. How will this experience help the Colts? Or will it have no bearing on the outcome?

CG: I think the Colts know what might be coming to them. They’ll be facing another 4-3 defense and a team that has a very similar record to them. I think the Colts can outwit New Orleans a bit.

SG: How big a role will special teams play in this game? Does any team have a decided advantage on special teams?

CG: Not much. Indiana isn’t very known in the Special Teams business. I think the special teams will be a little evenly matched for both squads. But watch out for the Colts defense on special teams because Cody Glenn has been coming up big there.

SG: How will this game play out? What is your prediction?

CG: I see the Saints coming out strong in the first half, but I think Indiana will march towards a comeback. It’ll be a close, high-scoring game with the Colts on top. I see a score somewhere in the 30’s.

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One Response to “10 Questions With ColtsGab”

  1. john says:

    Good luck to the Saints. My full supports goes out to you guys and hope that you will make history of winning the Super Bowl for the 1ST Time.

    An NFL from Malaysia.

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