ColtPower asked NFL national reporter Adam Caplan what he thought was making the difference this year for the Colts defense.
"Obviously it's a mentality," Caplan replied. "And the other part is the personnel."
And as he drilled down on the players, he made special mention of some of the key ones -- like safety Bob Sanders.
"[He's] what people around the NFL call a thumper ...this guy hits people, he creates turnovers, he gets interceptions, he's a great tackler. He's a real special player."
"They got a steal in the second round," he said.
Caplan also noted the development of the linebackers as another huge step forward for the Colts.
"Cato June is coming into his own," Caplan said.
And as for Colts middle linebacker Gary Brackett, "He has been phenomenal. I don't think they could ask much more out of him."
Caplan also had plenty to say about the Colts defensive line and didn't hesitate to offer his assessment of their play.
"I don't think there's a front four that's doing a better job than they are," he said.
Premium Members can listen to our full interview with Adam, including his more detailed comments about the Colts defense and his thoughts on the $30 million investment in defensive tackle Corey Simon using Windows Media Player.
Adam Caplan on the Colts Defense, Corey Simon
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