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Howard Mudd returns to a guest

Posted on: August 8, 2010 4:11 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

After Indy’s Super Bowl loss, Bill Polian had some harsh comments for the offensive line. That was venerable assistant Howard Mudd’s offensive line that Polian was criticizing. Apparently, no hard feelings.

Mudd, who is in his first year of retirement, was invited to be a guest at the Colts practice on Friday. He sat alongside Polian in a golf cart. Ironically, just days earlier, Mudd was seen wearing Saints apparel. Turns out, he was serving as a consultant to a friend on the Saints staff.

Phil Wilson of the Indy Star offers this:

(Mudd) wearing Saints stuff, though, it sure seemed like a bit of a shot. But it's our understanding Polian invited Mudd back to Colts camp, so perhaps this was evidence whatever differences they have are behind them.

Mudd wore an old Colts T-shirt and blue shorts. He admitted having some anxiety coming back, especially just a few days after hanging out with the Saints. But his former players and team personnel received him well.

As the veteran of more than three decades of NFL coaching started speaking, Colts center Jeff Saturday sped by in a golf cart and couldn't resist some good-natured ribbing at his old line coach.

"He loves the attention!" Saturday shouted. "Feed the ego! Feed it! Feed it!"

"What did he say?" a smiling Mudd said.

When told, the old-school coach laughed.

Asked how good it felt to be back, the 68-year-old Mudd said, "It's great. Not good, but great."

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