Pagano says Ravens' defense 'looks like a scary movie'
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 01, 2014 at 6:03 PM
When Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano was the Ravens' defensive coordinator four years ago, the defense ranked third in the NFL.
Now, the Ravens' defense is allowing 15 points per game, tied for second in the NFL, and is first in red-zone defense. They're ranked 13th in total defense (yards allowed), including seventh against the run and 24th against the pass heading into Sunday's game against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Never shy about delivering a memorable quote, Pagano heavily praised the Ravens' defense during a conference call, practically making Halloween references.
"It just looks like a scary movie," Pagano said. "Scary Movie 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, whatever you want to call it. They're as tough as damn nails."
The Colts are ranked first in total offense and scoring. They're averaging 444 yards per game and 34 points per game.
"You can't run the flippin' ball on them," Pagano said. "Front to back, they have playmakers everywhere. They run to the ball, tackle well, cover well. Front to back, they have a bunch of game-wreckers over there, and obviously a bunch of guys that we have a tremendous amount of respect for. We'll prepare accordingly."