Doyel: New day for Colts' D that was dumbed down, slowed down

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Insiders Stephen Holder and Zak Keefer discuss the Colts’ new head coach on the latest podcast ‘Chopping Wood’.
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INDIANAPOLIS – For years the Indianapolis Colts have put the NFL’s slowest defense on its fastest playing surface. Does that sound stupid to you? Made sense to the Colts’ previous general manager and coach, who blew into town six years ago and installed on the fast turf of Lucas Oil Stadium the slower 3-4 defensive scheme – and compounded that mistake with players heavy on age, light on speed.

It evoked Einstein: his definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I’m telling you this not to mock the folks who ran the Colts before, but to assure you the people running this franchise now, general manager Chris Ballard and the head coach he introduced on Tuesday, Frank Reich, will take the Colts’ 3-4 scheme from 2012-17…

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