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The recent signing of running back Dominic Rhodes has generated a lot of questions. Is there an implication that the Colts current running backs are expected to miss more time than previously thought? As Jim Irsay tweeted yesterday, we know that Mike Hart and Joseph Addai are already out for Thursday’s game in Tennessee. With Joique Bell already on the team, Rhodes is now the sixth running back on the Colts 53-man roster. It is rather unlikely that when Addai returns there will be any need for Bell, unless he is a special teams contributor. More >
Keys to winning the game:
*Keep the Cowboys running game in check: Although they are without Barber they still have two capable backs, and the Colts are not exactly known for their run defense.
* Offensive Line: The Colts line must give Manning more time than they did against San Diego or we are in for a very long day.
*Wide Receivers: They need to improve their timing and reduce their drops. Look for Wayne to make up for his issues last week.
Questioning the Toughness of Players like the Colts Sanders or Gonzalez is “Ignorant”
Ross Tucker of ESPN wrote a story yesterday regarding an oft-discussed issue with injured NFL players, particularly ones who miss time more often than fans think they should. His response is clear, questioning the toughness of NFL players because they suffer from injuries that hold them out of long stretches of football games, even multiple times, is ignorant.
Too often fans and a lot of writers in the media, particularly fan writers on blogs, will throw around labels like “injury prone” or say things like a player is not “tough enough” to play professional football. These comments are almost always uninformed, lack depth, and are only written because those writing the comments are ignorant to the kinds of injuries players often suffer, the gravity of those injuries, and the difficulty of overcoming not only the pain but the rigorous rehabilitation processes that go along with them. More >
Check it to Pancakes Episode 13: Week 9 – Colts v. Eagles
Posted by Greg Cowan in Podcasts | 263 views
In this episode the team reviews the Colts prime time domination of the Houston Texans, delves into the Colts’ depressing injury situation, and previews the Week 9 match up with the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to WLFI Channel 18′s Anthony Calhoun, Anthony Gonzalez is expected to be out for an “extended period of time,” up to several weeks, due to a knee injury sustained in the November 1st game against Houston. The assumption is that he sustained the injury when Texans’ safety Bernard Pollard, an accomplished knee-killer, rode Gonzo out of bounds and drove him into the turf.
Coltzilla does not have any inside knowledge, but it is reasonable to speculate that he suffered a broken or dislocated patella (kneecap) on the play. Updates to follow as we get them.
The Indianapolis Colts won convincingly against the visiting Houston Texans. The surprising part of the victory is that it was without key players like Joseph Addai, Jerraud Powers, Dallas Clark, and Austin Collie. During the course of the game, rookie tight end Brody Eldridge left the game due to injury, first-time starting running back Mike Hart hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter, and wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez took a hard hit on the sideline, which kept him from finishing the game.
The game had major contributions from players like Hart, who ran for 84 yards on 12 carries (7.0 yards per carry) and caught all three of the passes his way for an additional 19 yards. He had the best game of his career and was on pace to break the 100-yard rushing mark. Cornerback Justin Tryon got his first start with the Colts for Jerraud Powers. Pat Angerer started his first game at strong-side linebacker in place of Philip Wheeler. Jacob Tamme got his first career start for the injured Dallas Clark and managed 64 yards on 6 receptions, out of 9 targets, and his first NFL touchdown. Even rookie Jerry Hughes saw his first action, got his first NFL tackle, and a quarterback hurry. More >
Forty-five players took the field wearing Indianapolis Colts (5-2) uniforms on Monday night. Thanks to a rash of injuries, fans were unfamiliar with 40 of them. But as the Colts often do, when their backs were against the wall, and the odds seemed stacked against them they rose to the occasion and beat the Houston Texans (4-3) to claim a one-game lead in the AFC South.
Because of the 30 points on the scoreboard, the offense may be the headliners of the win, but the tone was set from the start by an energized defense. The Texans elected to receive the opening kickoff, but only made it to midfield before being forced to punt. A quick Colts 3-and-out seemed to open the door for the Texans, but the defense responded with another stop. The Colts took the lead on the ensuing drive and never looked back.
The following plays have had a determination made on their availability for this evening’s matchup of the Houston Texans vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
Austin Collie - INACTIVE: Collie is recovering from surgery on his hand
Antonio Johnson – INACTIVE: Johnson is recovering from surgery over the bye week
Bob Sanders – INACTIVE: Sanders is rehabbing from a surgery following a ruptured Bicep
Kavell Conner - INACTIVE: Conner is rehabbing from surgery
Jerraud Powers – INACTIVE: Powers has not practiced all week, and will not play despite feeling like he could.
Jacob Lacey - INACTIVE: Lacey also has not practiced for quite a few weeks, and will not play this week. Look for Townsend to be the nickle back with Tryon getting the start. More >
It is said that men are measured not in times of prosperity, but in periods of adversity. If true, the Indianapolis Colts (4-2), who have decided to go as a MASH unit for Halloween, will be measured in front of a national audience when they host the Houston Texans (4-2) on Monday Night Football.
The Colts, who often find themselves among the most injured teams in the NFL, have taken injury-depletion to a new level in 2010. Players out due to injury for Monday night’s game are: safeties Bob Sanders and Melvin Bullitt (season-ending injured reserve), wide receiver Austin Collie, defensive tackle Antonio Johnson, linebacker Kavell Conner, tight end Dallas Clark (season-ending injured reserve), running back Joseph Addai, and corner back Jacob Lacey.
The walking wounded could potentially be joined on the sidelines by running back Donald Brown and corner back Jerraud Powers. Fans interested in obtaining the autographs of Colts players may want to wear doctors or nurse costumes.
Making matters worse for the Colts is the current playoff picture. Entering Week 8 the Colts are eighth in the tight AFC standings which feature nine teams with .500 or better records. That, combined with the Colts’ two losses in conference and division, and you have what feels like a must-win game if the Colts hope to control their own fate come December. More >
Week 8 Q&A: Texans Blogger Dustyn Richardson
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the week’s opponent. This week, the Colts come off of their bye and step into a Monday Night Football game against the AFC South rival Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. In Week 1 the Texans made a statement by beating the Colts on the scoreboard, and deflating members of the team late in the game. This week is a chance for redemption. Coltzilla speaks with Dustyn Richardson from Houston Sports and More to get a Texans perspective on the primetime rematch. *Coltzilla’s interview with Houston Sports and More