The Indianapolis Colts need help on the pass rush and defensive edges. And the Houston Texans may throw them a bone; Even after the Colts blasted them 31-3 inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.
It doesn’t look to be a trojan horse situation either.
Let’s weigh the positives and negatives. Because there are factors on each side.
For one positive, the Colts desperately need a defensive booster like Scooby Doo needs a scooby snack. Sure, only allowing three points to the aforementioned Texans is great. But look in the mirror.
It’s Houston. AKA bad. And look at the quarterbacks who you have on the way.
Ryan Tannehill (again), Josh Allen, Tom Brady, Mac Jones, Kyler Murray.
The pass rush injury shuffle of Kwity Paye, Kemoko Turay, and Isaac Rochell isn’t going to work. Al-Quadin Muhammad has been serviceable and I like him off the edge. But there has to be something more.
Khari Willis, a safety, has a half-sack less than Muhammad and Turay, who lead the team with two. DeForest Buckner also has a pair to his credit.
Paye still does not have his first career sack. How about this too. Five games in, the Colts were dead last in the NFL in both quarterback pressures and knockdowns.
So yeah, they need help. Now I’m not saying that bringing Mercilus in is going to fix all of your problems. Far from it. But he’s got three sacks already this year on a horrid Texans team. It would also buy you some some time until hopefully Dayo Odeyingbo is ready to go.
To be honest, still don’t know if Dayo is a real person.
The only big con I see to giving Mercilus a shot is that you may have to give something up for him if Houston does not release the former All-Pro. As well, if the Colts grab him they’ll have to pay his 4.5 million dollar salary.
But I’ll tell ya what Jim, if you’re serious about this tweet, you may want to spend the cash.
Seeing Mercilus in Blue and White would also be refreshing.
Just because with the way both left and right tackle have gone this year, Whitney not being on the other side of the line when the Colts go down to Houston on December 5 would be quite reassuring.
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