Penalties a persistent problem for Indianapolis
After being called for 11 penalties for 103 yards in last week’s loss to the New England Patriots, Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano continues to harp on the damage the self-inflicted mistakes are causing the team.
“The penalties, we have to get it corrected,” Pagano said, per ESPN. “It’s hard to overcome first-and-15. We had false starts, first-and-20. Have a nice run play, a positive play called back because of a hold. What happens is guys strain and you got difficult matchups at times. You have to stick with your fundamentals and technique. Don’t ever get away from your fundamentals and technique.”
Through six games, the Colts have called for 49 penalties, third-most in the NFL. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo, who signed a reported four-year contract, $43.6 million contract extension in September, leads the team with six penalties.
Indianapolis will look to cut down on the mistakes Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.