ANDERSON, Ind. —
Bethea has spent eight years as a part of the Indy defense, and he is pondering that this year's team might be as physical as any team on which he's played.
“I think it can," he said. "We’ve been talking, it maybe was my second year when it was myself, Bob (Sanders), Kelvin (Hayden), Marlin (Jackson), we had some physical guys on the defense. But with LaRon (Landry), Vontae (Davis), Greg (Toler), really our whole defense, we have something special, I think.”
Cornerback Greg Toler is entering his fifth year in the NFL, but this is his first season with Indianapolis.
“This is a great opportunity for me," said Toler. "I am so thankful and blessed that the Colts gave me this opportunity to come over here and show my talents and fill into this defense, already a great defense, already a great offense, and like I said, I am going to try to bring physicality and my style of play into the game.”
So the consensus seems to be that there is some excitement and a degree of anticipation about how the Colts defense will play this season. Maybe, as a group, it can sell some tickets, too.