Indianapolis adds swagger, confidence to defense

    2013-08-02 14:06

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AP Sports Writer

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck have seen a different Colts defense at training camp.

Players are confident, aggressive and have Luck scrambling.

It's a stark contrast to what Indy fans have watched for most of the last decade: A potent offense taking big leads and a defense holding onto them.

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Pagano wanted to win his way. So when he left Baltimore for Indy last year, the new head coach installed an aggressive 3-4 scheme, waited for his new players to learn the style and the front office to find more guys who fit the system. It's made a difference. The defense is now holding its own - or outplaying the offense - in team drills.



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