Archive for August, 2010
Colts Center Jeff Saturday Returns to Practice
Tom James, Colts correspondent for CBS Rapid Reports, reported earlier today that veteran center Jeff Saturday returned to practice today. Although he saw only limited action and will not play against the Bengals on Thursday, the news suggests that Saturday should be ready for the season opener in Houston, so long as he does not suffer any setbacks.
Examining the Colts Depth Chart
People commonly do not pay attention to changes in the depth chart, especially during the preseason. The Colts have already reduced the roster to 75, so the team will not announce cuts today. That said, we are only five days from the final 21 player cut. We may be able to gain some insight into those cuts from the latest depth chart.
Below is the depth chart as it appears on the official Colts website. It has been altered to help analyze which players have the greatest potential to remain on the regular season roster, and which will probably not make the cut. More >
NFL Fantasy TE Rankings
Posted by Rohan Bhasin in Fantasy Football | 815 views
Welcome to the second part of a four part series that will preview fantasy rankings for the upcoming NFL season. Each part will rank the top 15 players at specific offensive positions (QB, RB, WR, and TE) needed for fantasy football.
Part Two: Tight Ends – Dallas puts the “D” in derrière (and tight ends).
The tight end position has transformed itself in the past decade to a point where tight ends may be some of the biggest offensive weapons in the league. Ten years ago tight ends focused on run blocking and pass protection. Today they are often primary receiving targets who run wild in the open field. For proof, look at the numbers: TE Rickey Dudley, who had the third highest fantasy points in 1999, would have barely cracked the top ten in 2010. Every year there seems to be a new tight end that showcases his talents, but the top spots have been filled by the Dallas Clarks and Tony Gonzalezes of the world. Will this year be more of the same, or will there be new names taking over at the top? Let’s take a look at my top fifteen tight ends heading into the 2010 season:
Local Sports Talk on Devin Moore
WISHTV 8 sports analysts discuss rookie running back Devin Moore’s chances for making the 53-man roster. NFL rosters must be cut from the current 80 to 75 by August 30 and to the final 53 by the start of the season. Devin has made a good impression on fans, analysts, and coaches alike with his return abilities.
Considering how poor the Colts’ return game has been over the past few years, we’re all pulling for someone… anyone… to step up and make the return game a threat. If his recent success is an indication, Devin just might be that guy.
Four Colts Starters Return to Practice
According to the latest report from CBS Sports we get the good news that Dallas Clark, Gary Brackett, Austin Collie, and Joseph Addai all participated in practice on Saturday. These are good signs heading into the last week of preseason.
Colts Make Several Roster Moves
Posted by Greg Cowan in Preseason | 1,157 views
The Colts waived four players today, prior to Tuesday’s deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players. Multiple outlets are reporting the players waived as: wide receiver Dudley Guice, offensive lineman Andrew Tyshovnytsky, linebacker Trevor Anderson, and place-kicker Garrett Lindholm.
The Colts also placed safety Marcus McCauley on the injured reserve list, ending his season. McCauley signed with the Colts on August 12th of this year.
Finally, the Colts added a player, claiming defensive back Danny Gorrer from the New Orleans Saints. Gorrer played in college at Texas A&M and is listed at 6-0, 173-pounds on NFL.com. Gorrer originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent. He was released and signed with the St. Louis Rams, but was once again released and returned to the Saints for a second stint in New Orleans. He will join a group of defensive backs that has been decimated by injuries during training camp and preseason.
Colts vs. Packers: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Dreadful
Welcome once again to the third incarnation of our preseason recap. This edition just so happens to resemble the drama in a soap opera, and if it was not for the fact it was so depressing to watch, it may very well inspire a laugh or two at the irony of the situation. This has so far been the most difficult game to establish any kind of real evaluations of most players. There were easy decisions regarding the good, however, many players who would be classified as the bad started out doing very well in the game, and individually, there were very few players who stood out as downright dreadful.
I will try to lead the casual observer through a game that yielded 17 first team offensive points in 15 minutes and 21 seconds only to be followed by 20 minutes of ineffective, penalty riddled play that was hard to watch. As always, we will start with the good news first… More >