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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 >
The Colts are in a situation that has become all too familiar for fans each year. They have suffered a rash of season-ending injuries, starting in rookie mini-camp, with third-round cornerback Kevin Thomas. The Colts added four more defensive backs to that list: including veteran safety Jamie Silva, safety David Caldwell, safety Donye’ McCleskey, and cornerback Jordan Hemby — each were lost during training camp and preseason.
Tight end Tom Santi and kicker Brett Swenson also failed to make it to the regular season. Since the season’s start, linebacker Ramon Humber has been waived due to injury and starters Bob Sanders, Clint Session, Pierre Garçon, Charlie Johnson, and Anthony Gonzalez have all suffered injuries that have kept them out of games. Starting linebacker Clint Session’s replacement, rookie Kavell Conner, suffered a broken bone in his left foot in Denver that will keep him out for weeks as well. Even 2007 second-round pick Tony Ugoh suffered a toe injury that led to his release from the club. More >
It is way too early in the preseason to get a good gauge on where the Colts regular season roster will end up. Still, after watching much of training camp and the first pre-season game, some players stick out as leading competitions for roster spots at each position.
Using the final roster from last season as a guideline, along with the Colts history handling draft picks and summer injuries, the following roster contains 55 players. Two of the players will not count against the 53 player roster limit as they enter the season on the “reserve physically unable to perform list.” Players on this list can start practicing at the conclusion of week six games, and will need to either be activated to the roster or placed on injured reserve by week 10 of the regular season.
Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions.
49ers 37, Colts 17 – Quick thoughts
Posted by Greg Cowan in Training Camp | 1,130 views
Here are a few things that really stuck out during the Colts first pre-season game against the San Fransisco 49ers:
-Peyton Manning is in mid-season form. A shock, I know, but his footwork was beautiful, his patience was there, and he was seeing the field well. Timing and rhythm seemed good with everyone, as well.
-Joseph Addai looked really good. His shifty run after the catch, his beautiful touchdown run, and his pass blocking were all what I expect from Addai. I’m worried about his long term health, as this line isn’t going to give him a lot of easy runs, and he’s going to be taking on a lot of pass rushers this year, but I was impressed with him.
Colts Sign Third Round Selection Kevin Thomas
Adam Schefter reported on Twitter that the Colts have signed third round pick, cornerback Kevin Thomas. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that Thomas signed a four-year contract with a total value of roughly $2.46 million.
Colts Planning on Bringing in a Veteran Cornerback?
On Friday, Mike Chappell responded to questions from Colts fans in his “ask the expert” series. In his piece, he mentioned that the team recently brought in veteran cornerbacks Frank Walker and Deshea Townsend for visits.
In Chappell’s opinion, the Colts are actively pursuing potential veteran support at cornerback. This would be a logical move for the team, given that third round pick Kevin Thomas suffered a knee injury during rookie camp and will likely miss the rest of the season.
The obvious question that need to be answered is — if the Colts actually do plan on signing a veteran corner, who will it be?
Will Kevin Thomas be the Last Colts Rookie to Sign?
Posted by Robert Itoh in Off-Season Coverage | 365 views
There are only two rookies left to sign contracts after Pat Angerer’s signing today and of the two (Jerry Hughes and Kevin Thomas), I feel that Thomas will be the last to sign a deal. Because of the injury he sustained during rookie mini camp, the Colts can take their time to work something out with Thomas.
Though no one has yet to clarify how much time Thomas will miss due to this injury, early reports seem to suggest that the injury is severe enough to knock him out for the entire season. If that is the case I would suspect the Colts are focusing all their efforts on getting Hughes in on time before they even bother to deal with Thomas.
2010 State of the Colts Franchise: Defense
In the second part of the Colts “State of the Franchise” series we will take a look at the defensive side of the ball, position-by-position. Then fans can speculate about which positions might need more work with potential free agents before training camp and preseason play begins.