Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
The Colts quarterback will have another chance Monday night in Miami to test first-year defensive backs.
“Kind of like the first game against Jacksonville, there is not a lot of film to study on these guys,” Manning said. “You have two rookie corners that rotate on one side, both first-and second-round draft choices, and you can see why. They are very talented, very athletic guys. They have Will Allen, the veteran, on the other side, so I know those guys are learning from him.
“It’s nice when you have young corners, and a 10-year veteran on the other side that they can learn from. There is still sort of some unknown when you play a game in Week 2 that has new players on defense. You have to prepare for what you think you might get, and be prepared to adjust. They are a talented, athletic defense that has a lot of speed.”
At 6-3, Smith is the sort of tall corner that intrigued a lot of teams.
He and Davis are surely spending a lot of time learning what they can from what Cox did, and the Dolphins will surely look to give them help in a tough matchup.
I’d expect it’s one that will wind up being favorable for the Colts.