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When the Houston Texans come to town on Sunday Nate Hairston Jersey , it represents the first truly significant game on the Colts 2018 schedule. They’ll face an opponent against whom they are familiar, who has struggled out of the gate, and who represents an all-important opportunity at a divisional win. Whether or not the Colts can get a win remains to be seen, but it will hinge, as all games do, on their ability to win their individual matchups. With that in mind, here are some of the matchups we should be watching for come Sunday.Quenton Nelson vs Zach CunninghamIf you know who Zach Cunningham is, this undoubtedly confused you. Cunningham is a linebacker. He was somewhat abused by the Giants last week, and can struggle to react quickly to plays. From Battle Red Blog:Might I remind you of this little gem from the Redskins game:Quenton Nelson is a man who can eat a linebacker for lunch and pick his teeth with a blitzing cornerback. He has athleticism, size, and nastiness in his favor. Given Cunningham’s struggles in run defense against the Giants, you can definitely expect some pulling plays like this which will put Nelson on him and allow him to create big running lanes for Jordan Wilkins and possibly Marlon Mack.Denzelle Good vs J.J. WattTroy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsWe haven’t seen top level J.J. Watt in awhile. Injuries have taken their toll on him the last couple seasons and kept him a bit off his game. However, last week we saw a player who looks like he could take over a game. With Joe Haeg out with an ankle injury, the spotlight will be on Good to handle the right side of the offensive line and a very formidable Watt, who when he is on his game, is one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL. The Colts would be foolish to let this matchup be one-on-one, because that would end badly for Good and worse for Andrew Luck. They’ll likely give Good help from Matt Slauson, the tight ends, and even running backs chipping. They’ll also try to get the ball out quickly, as they have all season. If Good can contain Watt Cheap Joe Haeg Jersey , this offense should be able to put up points on the Texans. If he cannot, it will be a long day for the Colts. Additionally, holding his own against Watt allows them to rush the ball effectively using those pulling blocks like we talked about earlier. If they can establish the running game and chew the clock, this game could be a big one for the Colts. T.Y. Hilton vs Texans’ Defensive BacksThomas J. Russo-USA TODAY SportsT.Y. Hilton has put up a lot of big games against the Houston Texans. For whatever reason, when he and Andrew Luck play the Texans, more often than not they put on an air show. Given the team’s injury hampered secondary, there is little reason to think this won’t continue. Hilton has been a clear target for Luck all season, often drawing looks from Luck even when it might be prudent to go elsewhere. While Luck’s decision making with regard to targeting Hilton can sometimes be suspect, it also makes it clear that he won’t skimp on looking #13’s way this Sunday. Hilton will be facing Johnathan Joseph or Aaron Colvin in coverage, and the Colts will be pleased with those matchups all day. With targets like Eric Ebron over the middle drawing safety help, I expect Hilton to have a big game here.Malik Hooker vs Deshaun WatsonBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsDeshaun Watson is going to be a very good player in this league. He can make plays with his legs, make some breathtaking throws, and has the intelligence to run an offense that few sophomore quarterbacks often demonstrate. Last season he was electrifying in the short period before he was lost to an ACL tear. He was also lucky. Watson likes to throw the jump ball. He trusts his receivers to go up and get 50/50 balls, and it is tough to blame him when he has guys like DeAndre Hopkins to pass to. However, those 50/50 balls nearly all went his way last season, and that isn’t usually nearly so successful an endeavor. That’s why his play has come back down to earth this season, and its why I think Malik Hooker will get his first pick of the year on Sunday. Hooker has the range to get to a jump ball, the skills to track it, and the athleticism to go up and take it away. His ridiculous extension to break up a sure touchdown against the Eagles last week demonstrated that he is starting to feel more like his pre-injury self, and if he is challenged deep Cheap Darius Leonard Jersey , which he almost certainly will be, he is going to make Watson pay.Margus Hunt vs Cardboard cutout of an offensive linemanGeoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsThe Houston Texans have a terrible offensive line. Their offensive line wishes it could be as good as the Colts’ line last year. It is really bad. There is hope that it can get better, because they’re playing two rookies, but they are an almost completely turned over unit that let Deshaun Watson get sacked 3 times and hit 11 last week. What would they look like if they had a quarterback without the awareness and mobility of Watson? On the other hand, Margus Hunt has been like some sort of Estonian god-man who is experiencing his breakout season at 31 years old. He has been a near unstoppable force through three weeks, and hasn’t yet faced a truly terrible offensive line. It legitimately isn’t hard to see Hunt managing to net a couple more sacks on Sunday against this line, and if he can, it will be a truly impressive start to what will be a career year for him.Darius Leonard vs all defensive rookiesPhoto by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesDarius Leonard leads the NFL in tackles. He also has 3 sacks to his credit. He has been a phenom through three games in the NFL. The player who was picked too early has come out looking like the best defensive player in the 2018 draft, and he will undoubtedly be looking to continue his run of dominance and claw and scratch his team to a win. While it is less likely to be at the forefront of his mind, there is little doubt that Leonard would love to net himself the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and he has already spoken about wanting to earn himself a pro bowl bid this year. If he can continue to have strong performances like the ones he has been stringing together, there is no reason that should be considered out of reach at all. In fact, if he can keep up his current pace, Defense Player of the year might not be out of reach (assuming Khalil Mack settles down).Film Room: Quenton Nelson pass blocking vs. San Francisco 49ers, Preseason Week 3 Throughout the preseason, Quenton Nelson has showed some very positive attributes. His biggest pass blocking strengths have been showing a strong anchor and winning battles any time he is able square up a defender. His biggest weakness has been battling lateral quickness, particularly when he doesn’t have a chance to get his paws on the defender immediately.We will close out our Week 3 look at Nelson’s performance by examining his pass blocking from the weakest to strongest snaps against the 49ers.This is an example of Nelson’s primary weakness as a pass blocker. When he does not engage a defender early in the snap, he is susceptible to losing against speed. He will need to continue working to improve this area of his game to become an elite pass blocker. There are plenty of starting defensive linemen in the NFL who have the combination of strength and speed needed to exploit this weakness during the regular season.Here, Nelson is left to simply grab at the defender’s jersey to keep Luck from getting killed.This is one of the funnier holds I have ever seen breaking down film. The defensive lineman gains leverage with a bull rush right off of the snap. Nelson is able to stymie his progress into the backfield but as he does the defender leaps into the air — in an attempt to potentially bat down a Luck pass. When the defender lands, his legs get tangled up with Nelson Cheap Quincy Wilson Jersey , who realizes he is going to go down. Rather than allow the defensive lineman get free, Nelson tackles him to the ground.There was no holding called on the play but Nelson clearly got away with one here.One of Nelson’s best pass blocking attributes is his ability to anchor and keep pressure from coming right into the face of the quarterback. He is attempting to do the same on this play but takes a shot from the defender into his face-mask. This is illegal use of the hands, hands to the face and should have been a penalty. It wasn’t though, and the result is Brissett throwing a quick release to Nyheim Hines — who is summarily crushed.This play demonstrates what you will most often see from Nelson in terms of his anchor and strength on the line. Coming directly into his grasp is almost always a losing proposition. The only effective bull rushes I’ve seen of Nelson have included hands locked out on his shoulder pads or illegal hands to his face.If you don’t achieve one of those two objectives, you’re going to lose.This is another example where the defender comes directly into Nelson and then tries to navigate out of the block. This isn’t going to happen. Once Nelson is in a defender’s chest and the initial impact is established, the defender is pretty much done.As we acknowledged in the ground game, one of Nelson’s best attributes as an offensive lineman is the ability to quickly diagnose how to address oncoming defenders. He efficiently passes off the first defender to Haeg on the outside and moves back to the inside to thwart the stunt. Here is another example of incredible vision and quick reaction by Nelson. This kind of awareness will make life much easier for Luck in 2018. Nelson dismisses the initial burst from the defensive lineman and pass him inside to Kelly and Braden Smith. He recognizes the stunt and moves back to the outside to take over for Le’Raven Clark, freeing him to slide outside and get a body on the stunting defensive end.If the offensive line can establish continuity and communicate like this in the regular season, it will bode well for the Colts passing offense.This is easily my favorite play from Nelson this year. What you’re watching here is All Pro level, rare offensive line play. Note that Nelson identifies that his defender is heading to the inside. He gets a push to pass him off and simultaneously identifies pressure coming from the outside. You can see his head turn at the pause. What makes him a very rare athlete for his size, and such a tremendous offensive line prospect, is what he does next.Nelson explodes back toward the outside pressure to help Joe Haeg. Good thing he does because Haeg is getting driven back into Luck’s blind side. Braden Smith gets completely demolished on the bull rush to his right, making Luck leave the pocket anyway, but this is a long first down run for Luck that was made possible by Quenton Nelson. If Nelson isn’t on the Colts, this is likely a sack or strip sack.ANALYSISQuenton Nelson is a phenomenal offensive line prospect. He is not without his flaws and will have areas he needs to improve throughout the early portions of his career but if he can stay healthy, he will be an absolutely dominant force. Nelson does things that very few offensive linemen do. He does those things because very few offensive linemen are aware enough to even realize they should do those things, and of those that do, even fewer are athletically gifted enough to do them in the first place. This was the best all around film Nelson has put together in his young career, which is a great sign for the Indianapolis Colts as the team prepares to start the regular season.


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