Mathis expects the Colts to play better this week against the New York Giants. And he has high hopes for the defense overall in its second season under coordinator Greg Manusky.
Injuries have kept the unit from practicing together as much during training camp as the players would prefer. But Mathis has seen enough to predict big things on the horizon.
“We feel like we’re gelling as a unit,” he said. “Unfortunately, a lot of injuries and so we’re waiting to get a lot of guys back. But, for the most part, we feel like we’re coming together, and we’re going to make a lot of people proud of us.”