Posts tagged Jim Irsay
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 >
Jim Irsay tweet:
Bob Sanders to go on I.R. soon…we need the roster spot with so many injuries.
For many Colts fans, one of the biggest hopes for a late-season turnaround was the potential return of veteran safety Bob Sanders. In 2006, an otherwise depleted and porous defense turned things around to lead the Colts to wins in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Irsay’s tweet suggests that no such magic is in store this season.
The long-term implications of the move is that it is unlikely Indianapolis will retain Sanders and his $7 million salary in the 2011 season. Some will criticize the franchise for holding onto Sanders this long, exclaiming that he inevitably would end up on injured reserve and that keeping him has resulted in one more roster spot wasted in one of the team’s most injury riddled seasons. These criticisms would either be short-sighted in the first instance, when folks were clamoring for Sanders to just go on IR to free up the roster spot early in the season, or taking advantage of 20/20 vision looking back on the season. More >
The following players have had a determination concerning their availability for this weeks match-up of the Dallas Cowboys at Lucas Oil Stadium. More >
There are too many reasons to watch this game to list in a single story. The Patriots and Colts games have been the best spanning a decade. Their rivalry is matched by no other sports rivalry in professional sports. Why?
When Peyton Manning joined the Indianapolis Colts, the blue faithful in Indianapolis had a collective sigh of relief. Finally their football team was destined for league-wide relevance. The team would go from a commonly mocked, sadly defeated bastion of under-performance and bad luck, to a NFL powerhouse almost over night. More >
Check it to Pancakes, Episode 14: Week 10 – Bengals at Colts
Posted by Greg Cowan in Podcasts | 534 views
In this week’s episode, we rant about the week 9 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, discuss this week’s injury report, and preview the next episode of the TOcho Show
Colts: Manning Contract Discussions Delayed by Bradford?
Throughout the summer, the biggest contract story has been Peyton Manning’s new deal. It has been argued that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are waiting on Manning’s deal before reaching an agreement of their own. It has also been argued that the Manning contract will set the tone for many of the contract issues that are occurring while the future of the NFL collective bargaining agreement is uncertain.
Colts fans have been waiting to hear news about Manning’s deal and have been disappointed that there seems to be more news about the obstacles to reaching an agreement, than there is about making progress. Albert Breer, a writer for “Extra Points” at Boston.com, has an important insight that could go a long way to paint the Manning contract situation — and those associated with his deal — more accurately.
The key to Manning’s contract could be this guy:
Overlooked Intangible Could Benefit Colts in 2010
Much has been made of the recent contractual issues facing the Colts, as Peyton Manning, Antoine Bethea, Robert Mathis, and Reggie Wayne all await new contracts. The shaky future of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has many players unsure of what could happen, and facing a possible reality that there is no football in 2011. Unsettling for sure, but one thing it does is provide an extra incentive for players who are looking for new contracts to play at the highest levels of their careers, to do their biggest posturing for a new deal on the football field.
No Cap in 2010 Making Colts Players Greedy?
Fans in Indianapolis have had to deal with unfamiliar surprises in the 2010 off-season. It is rare for Colts players to hold out for contracts, or to not participate in the team’s organized team activities for contractual reasons. Even more rare is for players who are playing under lucrative long-term deals to miss these activities while they try to negotiate pay increases.
So far this season, Colts fans have seen the long-term contract discussions with starting safety Antoine Bethea draw out, along with new contract demands from key players like Robert Mathis and Reggie Wayne. What gives? What drives these formerly unimaginable actions?
Summer Showdown: Tony Ugoh v. Charlie Johnson
When the 2009 season ended an era ended in Indianapolis. After 12 years serving as the offensive line coach for the Colts, having developed some of the best offensive lines in the NFL during his tenure, Howard Mudd retired. Replacing him is Pete Metzalaars, former NFL tight end who played for 16 years and whose 235 games is the most for any tight end in NFL history.
Any time a new coach takes over, change is inevitable. It is possible that one of the changes Metzalaars will make is beefing up a notoriously small offensive line, which is known for excellent pass protection but poor run blocking. In that effort he will likely take a fresh look at all of the offensive linemen on the Colts roster and choose the five players he thinks are best suited to fill in as starters.
One of the decisions he will have to make, and a decision that could differ from a decision Mudd made a season ago, could determine the futures of both Tony Ugoh and Charlie Johnson in the NFL.