That's the word the Indianapolis Colts are using when talking about their defense. That has to be a good sign especially when thinking back to last season's defensive unit. It was 26th in the league in total defense 29th and and 21st against the run and pass respectively. Gone is Dwight Freeney who spent 11 seasons causing havoc on opposing quarterbacks for the Colts. Freeney is now playing on the West Coast in San Diego. Experience in the 3-4 defensive scheme combined with some faces has the Colts believing they'll be a better unit this season. "What I like best is you’re not handicapping guys" defensive end Cory Redding said. "You’re not handcuffing them and telling them you have to do this and you have to do that. In this defense it’s interchangeable positions....all the guys on the defense have the freedom to do whatever they have to do to get the job done. That’s what I like about it. You just fly around. You never know who is coming and who is not. You can’t really key on too many guys because everybody is interchangeable." Redding -- still talking about being interchangeable -- even joked that he could play free safety. The Colts added Aubrayo Franklin and Ricky Jean Francois on the defensive line. Safety LaRon Landry -- the great human specimen according to defensive coordinator Greg Manusky -- and cornerback Greg Toler are new in the secondary and the team added Erik Walden at linebacker. “I think we have the body size and the right type of people for the system” Redding said.
Colts excited about new defenders, options
ESPN | Aug 8