December 16, 2010 |
There's something about Archie Manning's easygoing drawl that makes you think nothing gets him too bothered. But don't be fooled. He's as antsy as you might expect the father of two NFL quarterbacks to be at this time of year, especially with Peyton and Eli Manning heading into the biggest games of the season. Archie and Olivia Manning will be in Indianapolis on Sunday to watch Peyton and the Colts in a do-or-die game against Jacksonville. In their direct line of vision will be a TV tuned to the New York Giants game going on at the same time, with Eli facing Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.
December 10, 2009 |
Dallas Clark stands in the middle of an otherwise empty locker room and shakes his head at the memory. The Indianapolis Colts tight end had never played a down in the NFL for a coach other than Tony Dungy. So when Dungy stepped down in January, Clark remembers bracing for the worst. "A new guy wants to come in and [say], 'This is how I do it. This is how we did it back then,' " Clark said. "And they want to do that ." But 11 months into the Jim Caldwell era in Indianapolis, Clark admits nothing has changed -- especially not the winning.
January 6, 2011 |
In Tom we trust. Maybe. OK, so it's clear that New England quarterback Tom Brady is the NFL's most valuable player this season and, as Herm Edwards notes, is tearing through defenses as if he's a kid playing a video game. But are his Patriots going to rip through the playoffs the same way? They do, after all, have a very young defense that finished 25th overall and 30th against the pass. Atlanta looks as solid as Stone Mountain. Then again, the Falcons' three losses were to current playoff teams ?
December 22, 2010 |
Peyton Manning has lost another of his top targets for the season. Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie suffered a concussion Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the team put him on injured reserve Wednesday. Though Collie is in his second year, Manning feels like he's losing a veteran. Despite sitting out five games and more than a half in three others, Collie leads all Colts receivers with eight touchdown catches, is second in receptions (58) and third in yards (649)
March 9, 2012 |
It isn't just Peyton Manning who's gone. The Indianapolis Colts are cleaning house. The team on Friday released running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Gary Brackett, defensive back Melvin Bullitt, tight end Dallas Clark and quarterback Curtis Painter. One of the most stable organizations in sports is suddenly rebooting. "These players all made tremendous contributions to the organization and will forever be members of the Colts family," owner Jim Irsay said. It will be interesting to see if any of them will wind up with Manning, wherever he lands.