The guys who make up the Colts defensive backfield are some of the fastest guys on the team.
They’re also some of the most fashionable.
“It shows the personality of our secondary,” said safety Malik Hooker. “You have guys that dress a certain way and carry themselves a certain way, I feel like it shows you what we bring to the table and how we’re going to come play.”
Last week, the Colts traveled to Washington to take on the Redskins - and the competition was heating up before they even stepped on the plane.
“If you’re going to try to challenge Kenny (Moore) and Matthias (Farley) in dressing, you’re going to have to bring you’re A-game,” Hooker said.
The unit as a whole brought their A-game to D.C.
“It’s swag,” said Moore. “Everybody has their own type of swag. Pierre with the bowtie. Quincy without a tie, but he has the all blue – I like it. Me and Matthias with the hats.”
They said they didn’t coordinate, but they do think alike – and sometimes dress alike.
“I got out of the truck and he got out of his truck and we just looked at each other and shook our head and smiled,” Moore said. “We do look like a hip duo. I think Matthias and I would make a pretty great duo.”
“I feel like when you know it’s in, you know it’s in,” said Farley. “And Kenny is one of those guys that always knows what’s in. I don’t know that I always do, but when I saw Kenny wearing it, I felt like I made a good guess.”
While some guys dread having to dress up for travel days, Farley sees it as a nice change of pace.
“The guys see me wearing sweatpants the rest of the time or in practice gear. I think it’s just a fun thing when you’re like, ‘Alright, everybody come correct,’ see what people do, mix it up.”
And it does serve a purpose, especially for the defensive backs – who, perhaps more than any other position group – go man to man all day long.
“The confidence part of playing defensive back is so huge that no one really understands until you get out there,” Moore said. “You’re going against guys that have done this for many years and then you come in and you have to have the confidence to say, ‘He did all that before I got here, but he’s not going to do any of that when I’m here.’ You’ve got to have a different personality and a different mentality about it.”
The Colts defensive backs came to play.
Last week, they showed out on the runway and on the field – and that’s what they plan to do all season long.
“It’s a new year. It’s a new unit. Every week everyone has been informed to come just adorned in drip,” Farley said.
On Saturday, they let it drip.
On Sunday, they let it rip.
The team left Saturday for their week two game against the Washington Redskins.
The Colts came home with a win.
And the DBs came home with a challenge.
“Every week, the DBs will be coming correct to everything,” Farley said.