The Colts defensive backs are under a great deal of scrutiny from fans who want more aggressiveness and play closer to the line of scrimmage. It's not that simple as Smart Football breaks down a method by which you can increase the stress on a cover 2 cornerback and safety.
The old “smash” concept — with an inside receiver on a corner route behind a quick hitch by an outside receiver — remains one of the most versatile pass plays in football. It’s simple enough that any team, whether they are a run-first team or a passing team, an NFL team or a junior varsity team, can get great use out of it.
It is, of course, best against Cover Two: The purpose is to get a “high/low” vertical stretch on the cornerback.
This is exactly what the Jags ran against the Colts in the game they won in 2010 with the timeout.
Cover-2 was never meant to be unbeatable. It's just meant to make you work methodically and not screw up. Everyone screws up eventually, or so the theory goes. Limit big plays and make them take 15 and eventually they'll get to a fourth down...
Unless of course it's a patient and accurate quarterback, which it seems everyone turns into against the Colts.