Week 10 Q&A: Bengals Blogger Josh Kirkendall
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the week’s opponent. This week Coltzilla speaks with Josh Kirkendall from Cincy Jungle to get a Bengals perspective on our upcoming match-up.
CZ: Bengals fans must have been excited for Terrell Owens arrival in Cincinnati. After his great performances, Chad Ochocinco has shown some unrest on the sidelines. How do you think their relationship will affect this offense if things turn sour?
JK: Well, the Bengals are already 2-6 and out of the playoffs. So if it hasn’t affected their relationship by this point, it’s doubtful that it will. The two are often seen together on the sidelines with neither making gestures of frustration nor the obvious heated arguments we’ve seen from Chad or Owens, individually, when talking with Palmer. Most of Chad’s frustration isn’t so much that Owens is getting most of the attention – Chad understands why Owens is the team’s targeted number one receiver. Most of Chad’s frustration is, at least he claims, is that he’s always double teamed, forcing Palmer to look away from him. Chad just wants to be more involved in the game to help the team win. But sometimes he allows his emotions to get the better of himself, as we say on Monday Night Football. More >
According to FOXSports’ Adam Caplan, the Colts have made a number of roster moves and announcements:
- S Bob Sanders (biceps) and WR Austin Collie (concussion) will not play against the Bengals; look for Austin to return against the Patriots, and Sanders against the Cowboys
- Blair White will step into the #3 WR role
- CB Deshea Townsend was waived
- LB Ramon Humber was waived from injured reserve; this does not bode well for Humber’s return next season
- G Donald Thomas, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, worked out for the team
In other news:
- RB Andre Brown was waived and promptly claimed by the Carolina Panthers
- DT Antonio Johnson will return to on-field work this week, three weeks after knee surgery
UPDATE: Colts cut DT Mitch King from practice squad, claim corner back John Destin from Jacksonville. Video highlights created by Destin himself:
Thursday Injury Report: Bengals v. Colts
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Joseph Addai – NECK
Gary Brackett – TOE
Austin Collie – CONCUSSION
Mike Hart – ANKLE
Robert Mathis – RESTED
Bob Sanders – BICEPS
Clint Session – ELBOW
Justin Tryon – FOOT
Blair White – SHOULDER
Brody Eldridge – RIB
Charlie Johnson – BACK
Antonio Johnson – KNEE
Dwight Freeney – REST
Jerraud Powers – FOOT
Jacob Tamme – BACK
Inside the Play: Eagles
Every week, ColtsBrasil‘s Paulo Netto selects a game-changing or representative play from the prior week’s game and breaks it down in fantastic graphic detail. Paulo has graciously agreed to share his analysis with Coltzilla in this series.
In this week’s edition, Paulo looks at Michael Vick’s scrambling abilities against the Colts.
Picture 1: 3rd & 9. Ball on the Eagles’ 33 yard line. Brackett and Angerer are on the line of scrimmage. Townsend approaches.
Colts Power Rankings – Week 9
Each week, we’ll be scouring the net for team rankings, from football experts, covering the previous week, and discussing them here. Let’s see what they have to say this week.
Wednesday Injury Report: Bengals v. Colts
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Addai, Joseph – NECK (it’s worth noting that CBS Rapid Reports indicated that Addai “saw some work” at practice today)
Brackett, Gary – TOE (seems to conflict with what we saw on TV, when Brackett’s ankle was being taped on the sideline)
Collie, Austin – CONCUSSION
Eldridge, Brody – RIBS
Freeney, Dwight – REST
Hart, Mike – ANKLE
Johnson, Charlie – BACK
Sanders, Bob – BICEPS
Session, Clint – ELBOW
Tamme, Jacob – BACK
Tryon, Justin – FOOT
Johnson, Antonio – KNEE
Powers, Jerraud – FOOT (Phil B. reports that Powers had “” at practice today)
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 9 of the 2010 season, and the 5-2 Colts visit the 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more coverage.
UPDATED: 7:15pm, Monday 11/8/2010
UPDATED with post-game coverage: 11:10am, Monday 11/8/2010
UPDATED: 3:00pm, Sunday 11/7/2010
UPDATED: 7:30am, Sunday 11/7/2010
UPDATED: 9:40am, Friday 11/5/2010
Inside The Huddle:
With several key players out with injuries, the Colts lose a close game against a very good Philadelphia team. In pre-game interviews, the Colts listed containing Michael Vick, stopping the run, and pass protecting as keys to beating the Eagles. How’d they do? More >
The following players’ statuses are official for this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
RB Joseph Addai – INACTIVE: Addai is recovering from the same injury that put Devin Moore on IR
WR Austin Collie – ACTIVE: Collie made the trip and practiced all week
TE Brody Eldridge - INACTIVE: Eldridge did not make the trip to Philly with the team, and was ruled out yesterday.
RB Mike Hart - INACTIVE: Hart also did not travel with the team, and with the sudden IR of WR Anthony Gonzalez, and latent rumors about the severity of Hart’s injury are concerning.
DT Antonio “Mookie” Johnson – INACTIVE: Johnson is recovering from knee surgery and will be inactive for the game.
CB Jacob Lacey – ACTIVE: Lacey will be active and will start in place of Jerraud Powers.
CB Jerraud Powers – INACTIVE: Powers will be inactive due to a foot injury — the same foot Powers had surgery on during the off-seaosn.
SS Bob Sanders – INACTIVE: Continues to recover from surgery to a Week 1 ruptured bicep.
LB Clint Session – INACTIVE: Session will be inactive for the game after breaking his forearm and dislocating his elbow against Houston.
CB Justin Tryon - INACTIVE: Tryon did not travel with the team this week and will be replaced by a newly healthy CB Jacob Lacey.
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the week’s opponent. This week Coltzilla speaks with Jason Brewer from Bleeding Green Nation to get an Eagles perspective on our upcoming match-up.
CZ: With your number one cornerback Ellis Hobbs (Eagles fan told me that) out for this game I assume your number two cornerback Dimitri Patterson will cover Wayne. Who do you see covering Garçon and Collie, and are you worried about the match-ups?
JB: Well our #1 corner is Asante Samuel who will be playing. Dimitri Patterson will be starting on the opposite side of the field. The Eagles really don’t play match-ups with their corners, they give them a side of the field, so basically the Colts can get whatever match-up they like. Frankly, the individual match-ups don’t worry me as much just Manning does. Obviously he makes for a tough match-up regardless of the WRs and secondary.
CZ: Jason Peters is just coming off an injury — I believe to his knee? How do you see him holding up against the pass rush of Dwight Freeney? Who is matched up with Robert Mathis and what do you expect?
JB: I’d much prefer to see Peters in there against Freeney than his backup, King Dunlap. Peters can be a hit or miss proposition, generally he can dominate in the run game but occasionally struggle in pass protection. The good thing about this game is that Michael Vick is a lefty so Freeney doesn’t get to rush the blind side like usual. Winston Justice starts on the other side and I’d say has been our most solid and consistent offensive lineman. He’ll be watching Vick’s back and I feel ok with his match-up against Mathis. He’s not a dominant type OT, but he’s solid. More >