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2010 was about as rough on Colts running backs as it was on the team’s safeties.
The opening depth chart included fourth string rusher and kick returner Devin Moore, who went down for the year with a shoulder injury in the Week 4 match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second-string back, and 2009 First Round pick, Donald Brown missed weeks 4-6 with a hamstring injury. Third-string back, Mike Hart missed weeks 9-12 and 13-17 with an ankle injury. Starter, Joseph Addai missed eight weeks with a shoulder injury.
Fifth-string back, Javarris James played a significant role in four of the Colts 2010 games — which included six rushing touchdowns. Even Dominic Rhodes, former starter behind Edgerrin James, made his way back onto the roster following a full season with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL — he shattered the UFL records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and all purpose yards. Rhodes played significantly in weeks 15-17.
In total, the Colts had six different rushers and tallied 32 missed games between the four who started the season on the depth chart. More >
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 15 of the 2010 season, and the 7-6 Colts welcome the 8-5 Jacksonville Jaguars to Lucas Oil Stadium. The winner claims a firm hold on first place in the AFC South.
UPDATED: Inside The Huddle – Wed morning
UPDATED: Local TV Coverage – Tues morning
UPDATED: SportsLocker, Sports Jam – Mon morning
UPDATED: Colts Pre-Game Show – Sun evening
UPDATED: Countdown To Kickoff – Sun afternoon
UPDATED: Bill Polian Show – Sun morning
The Colts defense stepped up big time, and the return of Colts wide receiver Austin Collie sparked the offense in the first half as the Colts took over possession of first place in the AFC South with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In pre-game interviews, the Colts listed stopping the run, running to set up the pass, and pressuring Jaguars quarterback David Garrard as keys to beating the Jaguars. How’d they do? More >
- The refs played a larger part in this game than anyone would appreciate… on both sides of the ball.
- RB Donald Brown showed what he can do when he has good blocking in front of him (14 carries for 129 yards and 1 touchdown)
- I am heartbroken for WR Austin Collie, who after returning in a big way at the beginning of the game (8 catches for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns), suffered yet another game-ending concussion. Inexplicably, the team allowed him to return to the sidelines late in the game where he moped in his street clothes.
- The Colts once again won the turnover battle, giving up zero, while the Jags committed two – a Garrard interception by Antoine Bethea, and a blocking-into-the-receiver penalty with the bounce-off-the-receiver-into-the-Colts-hands turnover on a punt.
- As usual, the game came down to some nail-biting moments when the Jags scored a touchdown with 1:59 left to close the gap to 3. Coach Caldwell made a great call taking a time out just before Scobee squibbed the kick straight ahead on what appeared to be an attempt to catch the Colts’ line off guard.
- On the ensuing attempt, on-again off-again Colts’ LB Tyjuan Hagler grabbed the short squib kick by Scobee and ran it 41 yards for a touchdown to ice the game.
- The Colts are now first in the AFC South (on tie-breakers) and continue their playoff hunt next week in Oaktown (where I will be reporting live!)
Posted by Brett Mock in [...] | 71 views
Birth: February 10, 1985
Hometown: Vacaville, CA
College: Oregon State University
Draft: UDFA – 2008 (Washington Redskins)
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 306 pounds More >
Colts Cut Kick Returner Kenny Moore, Swap Practice Squad Running Backs
Rotoworld reports that Kenny Moore, the Colts kick and punt returner who fumbled twice – one of which resulted in a turnover – in Sunday’s contest against the Washington Redskins, has been released. NFL.com indicates that Indianapolis also parted ways with practice squad running back Brandon Minor, and replaced him with running back Josh Vaughan.
Vaughan is a beastly rusher compared to a typical Colts back. When one considers that recent addition Andre Brown is an inch taller and ten pounds heavier than Joseph Addai, the knowledge that Vaughan is eight pounds heavier still (6-feet 232 pounds) puts him into perspective. More >
Colts Claim Second-Year Running Back Andre Brown Off Waivers
Mike Chappell of the Indy Star is reporting that the Colts have signed second-year running back Andre Brown off of waivers from the Denver Broncos. Brown entered the league as a fourth round draft pick in 2009 (New York Giants), and received attention from a lot of Colts fans who considered him a solid option as a bruising change-of-pace to Joseph Addai. Unfortunately, his rookie season ended when he tore his Achilles tendon, and that he has not been able to stick in a Broncos backfield that has struggled to get anything going this season is not a shining endorsement.
Still, as he entered the 2009 draft I compiled a full scouting report on Brown, comparing him to fellow 2009 rookie Rashad Jennings who is now the primary backup to Maurice Jones-Drew for the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars. To this point, who will be released to make room for Brown is unknown. His signing is not good news for Joseph Addai’s injury. Read more about Andre Brown after the break.
*NOTE – Brown does have some NFL return experience, which makes it possible that his signing has less to do with Addai and more to do with Colts returner Kenny Moore. More >
Colts Quarter-Season Review
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 1,293 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?
After Review: Colts v. Jaguars (Week 4)
In many respects, the game in Jacksonville was very similar to what Colts fans have come to expect in games against the Jaguars. There will be a steady dose of Maurice Jones-Drew running the football, delayed runs, draws, and quarterback options will dominate the front presented against Indy’s speedy defense. When the Colts have the ball the Jaguars defenders will play very physical, hit hard, and fight with all they have to limit a relentless Colts offense with an unlimited number of weapons and the greatest field general in the NFL.
The tempo for the game was set very early, and it was one that did not favor a Colts victory. Fans may recall the Colts facing the New York Giants at home in Week 2, and visions of safety Antoine Bethea lighting up Ahman Bradshaw on the first defensive play of the game really made a statement after an abysmal defensive performance in Houston. In this game against Jacksonville, the Colts did not come out with fire in their bellies, the defenders over-pursued, were tied to the scheme, and did not recognize and recover well at all. More >
Colts v. Broncos, and Things of That Nature (Week 3 Preview)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 672 views
The Colts rebounded from their embarrassing week one loss to the Texans by delivering one of the most dominating performances of the young 2010 NFL season. The Colts outplayed and out-coached the Giants in every phase of the game, as they coasted to a 38-14 victory in front of a prime-time audience.
But which Colts team can we expect to see on Sunday as they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos? The team that lacked focus and discipline on both sides of the ball and surrendered over 250 rushing yards to the Texans? Or the team that dominated the Giants along the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, that ran and passed the ball at will, and stifled their opponent’s ability to do either?
After the jump we’ll take a look at the match-up and what I expect to happen in this battle of AFC playoff hopefuls.