After another disappointing loss to the Patriots, the Colts are left licking their wounds. This team faces an uphill battle with injuries and that only got worse when starting right guard Matt Slauson was placed on the injured reserve after fracturing two vertebrae during the third quarter of Thursday night’s game. This will put even more pressure on young offensive linemen, as it all but certainly pushes Braden Smith into a permanent starting role.
Stampede Blue’s Zach Hicks put together a nice film breakdown on Smith’s performance at right tackle earlier this week. Today we will look at Quenton Nelson’s performance, primarily as a pass blocker. We also get some bonus clips of Nelson throwing players to the turf — if you’re into that sort of thing.
One of the most difficult pass rush concepts to defend is the inside stunt from an edge defender.