MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Colts tight end Dallas Clark’s domination of safety Roman Harper is putting Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in a quandary when it comes to play-calling.
The Saints’ defensive architect wants to get after Peyton Manning with a variety of man coverage, but Clark is routinely running away from Harper to get open in the middle of the field. With the complementary pressure unable to affect Manning’s rhythm or timing, Clark is emerging as the top target in the passing game.
Throw in Joseph Addai‘s success on the ground, and Williams is seemingly at a loss for how to attack the Colts’ offense. Until Williams figures out a way to neutralize Clark, the Colts are going to move the ball at will against the Saints.
— Bucky Brooks