This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Indy Sports Coverage

Each week, Coltzilla brings you highlights from local sports coverage of the Colts with an emphasis on player interviews. Pre-game interviews go up throughout the week. Post-game interviews are posted shortly after the game. Hope you enjoy!

It’s Week 10 of the 2010 season, and the 5-3 Colts look to rebound from their Week 9 loss with a win over the visiting 2-6 Cincinnati Bengals. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more coverage.

UPDATED: Jim Caldwell Press Conference – Mon evening
UPDATED: Post-Game Coverage – Mon afternoon
UPDATED: Countdown To Kickoff – Sun afternoon
UPDATED: Bill Polian Show – Fri morning

Post-Game Coverage:

Inside The Huddle:

With a great defensive effort and an offense working hard to overcome the loss of several key players, the Colts take down the Cincinnati Bengals. In pre-game interviews, the Colts listed eliminating big plays, pressuring the opposing quarterback, and avoiding more injuries as keys to beating the Bengals. How’d they do?

Pre-Game Objectives:

  1. Eliminate big plays – With the exception of a fake punt on fourth-and-one which resulted in a 42 yard run, the Bengals running game managed only 30 yards all afternoon. Their passing game was limited to two plays of 20+ yards. Grade: B
  2. Contain Carson Palmer – Palmer managed 31 of 42 for 269 passing yards and 2 touchdowns but gave up 3 interceptions and was sacked twice. Good defensive pressure on Palmer, on a pass targeting Terrell Owens, resulted in a pick-six for Kelvin Hayden. Grade: A-
  3. Avoid further injuries – Judicious use of several key players – Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney were on a limited play count – kept the injury risk low. Dan Muir went down mid-way through the third quarter but returned shortly after. No other injuries have been reported, although Jacob Tamme is said to have aggravated the back injury he’s been fighting. Grade: A

Too high? Too low? What grades would you give them?

Sports Jam:


Jim Caldwell Press Conferencee:

Pre-Game Coverage:

Countdown To Kickoff:
In Week 10 pre-game interviews, Aaron Francisco, Jerraud Powers, Gary Brackett, Antoine Bethea, and other Colts players discuss what it will take to succeed in today’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

To paraphrase:

  1. Eliminate Bengal big plays
  2. Pressure Palmer
  3. No more injuries!

We’ll find out this afternoon if they’re up to the task.

Bill Polian Show:

Colts Up Close:

Huddle Up Indy with co-hosts Pierre Garçon and Jacob Tamme:

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