Week 5 Q&A: Chiefs Blogger Joel Thorman
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the upcoming opponent. The Colts face the Chiefs this weekend, who are 3-0 and the last undefeated team this year. Joining Coltzilla this week is Joel Thorman from Arrowhead Pride to give us some answers.
CZ: In your opinion, how well has Ryan Lilja performed since you picked him up, after the Colts released him following the 2009 season? Some fans in Indianapolis feel like this was the wrong move for the Colts offensive line, do you agree?
JT: I think he’s been just fine. The Chiefs are running a zone blocking system so they need athletic guys like that. From what I understand, he was released in Indy because they were going bigger on offense. I don’t think that’s a knock on Lilja — it’s just the system. But for KC, he’s been very good, and more than anything he’s been consistent at a position that caused a lot of problems last year. More >
Thursday Injury Report, Chiefs v. Colts
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 451 views
It was nice of Brett to fill in for me on Wednesday, but the 893 emails I got requesting I take over again spoke volumes. Don’t fret, folks, I’m back. Here’s your Thursday update, you may want to have a trashcan or waterproof bag nearby:
Defensive Tackle Mitch King, Running Back Brandon Minor Added to Practice Squad
With all the Colts roster moves recently, one of the most surprising decisions was the release of defensive tackle Mitch King. Although King’s role in the defense started to decline in recent weeks, he started the season on the active roster and the Colts rarely put active players down to the practice squad once they conclude they are good enough to play a role in games on Sundays.
Tom James of CBS Rapid Reports indicates that Mitch King and running back Brandon Minor were added to the practice squad. Minor played collegiately at Michigan and is the biggest running back on the roster at 6-foot 1-inches and 216 pounds. The move to push King down to the practice quad but retain Ricardo Mathews suggests that either King has disappointed the Colts front office, or that Ricardo Mathews has showed further development from his impressive play in the Colts season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Colts Power Rankings – Week 4
Each week, we’ll be scouring the net for team rankings, from football experts, covering the previous week, and discussing them here. Do the experts know what they’re talking about? Can they back up their rankings, or are they just repeating the same lines we’ve hear over and over (Colts can’t run. They’re soft. Manning can’t win the big one)? Let’s see what they have to say this week.
Colts Add Running Back Javarris James, Release Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler
that the Colts have reacquired rookie running back Javarris James from the Washington Redskins practice squad. This comes just days after James was cut by the Patriots and picked up by Washington. To make room for James, the Colts released recently-signed veteran linebacker Tyjuan Hagler.
This is a surprising move, given that the Colts defense has been crushed by injuries. It is also a potentially bad sign for the health of Colts running back Donald Brown. Brown missed last week’s game in Jacksonville and although Devin Moore filled a hybrid role as a backup rusher, he was primarily used as the Colts kick returner. We will provide further updates as they become available.
Wednesday Injury Report: Chiefs v. Colts
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Antoine Bethea – Hamstring
RB Donald Brown – Hamstring
WR Austin Collie – Foot
LB Kavell Conner – Foot
DE Dwight Freeney – Rest
WR Anthony Gonzalez – Ankle
CB Jacob Lacey – Foot
S Bob Sanders – Bicep
WR Reggie Wayne – Knee More >
Colts Quarter-Season Review
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 1,350 views
With four games in the books, the team that hails from the state known as “The Crossroads of America” finds itself at a crossroads of its own. The Colts entered their Week 4 game against the Jaguars at 2-1, seemingly poised to enter another one of their patented runs to another ho-hum 12-win season. They left the game with a 2-2 record, humbled, and with more questions than answers.
Just who are these Indianapolis Colts? Are they the team that lost games against Houston and Jacksonville because of defensive breakdowns, mental errors, and uncharacteristic mistakes? Or are they the team that dominated the New York Giants and won by two scores on the road against a good Denver team?