Monday’s Kevin’s Corner takes a dive into what Kevin Bowen liked and didn’t like from the Colts’ dramatic 15-13 win over the Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium. He then takes your Twitter questions, previews the trade deadline happening on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., and previews the rest of the week looking ahead to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I thought Sunday had the opportunity to be that (a blowout), and Denver’s defense lived up to it, but I just thought with the Colts healthy, we would have seen a better performance…So yeah good and bad from it, but the ultimate thing from it is you’re 5-2, and you sit right now as the number 2 seed in the AFC, which is again unbelievable,” Kevin said of his initial thoughts from Sunday’s game.
The climax of Sunday’s win was “The Play” from Jacoby Brissett on the game-winning drive.
“Best play I’ve ever seen Jacoby Brissett make,” Kevin praised the play. “I think when you look back on his career, he could win two Super Bowls, and I think that play would be in the top 5-6 plays he’s made.”
Adam Vinatieri had all of Indianapolis on high alert again on Sunday after missing his first attempt against Denver then missing an extra point in the second half. But, as we all now know, the legend was able to redeem himself in the biggest way to win the game.
“I was a little bit shocked how passive Frank Reich got their late. He was pretty adamant he was thinking ‘negative play’. Gotta avoid a sack, gotta avoid a penalty with no timeouts left…Could you make it a little more manageable?” Kevin asked about Frank Reich being OK with sending Vinatieri out there for a 51-yard attempt to win the game after missing from 45 in the first quarter.
“The one thing about Vinny during this stretch is length has never been an issue – distance has never been too much of a problem, but still, I was stunned by it…But man, his mental makeup that I think himself has even been a little hesitant with this season, what a big time kick. To deliver like that, that’s why he’s a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.”
We got a few surprises before kickoff yesterday with the inactive list. Quincy Wilson and Deon Cain both showed up on it as healthy scratches. Why?
“You know we’ve touched a lot on his (Cain’s) struggles this season and his quietness, and what it came down to was this: Parris Campbell is back healthy, and they felt like they needed Ashton Dulin on special teams more than Deon Cain.”
What about Wilson?
“The first thought was honestly ‘trade block’ for me. That was the first thought…Now having said that, what value are you getting for Quincy Wilson?”
Kevin and Joey discussed deeper on all of these topics on Episode 172 of Kevin’s Corner. Be sure to download, subscribe for your latest Colts coverage!