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Caldwell: Painter is our starting QB

Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:06 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 12:13 pm
 
PainterPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier this week, we wondered that, even if Kerry Collins had overcome his post-concussion symptoms, if it made more sense to start Curtis Painter at quarterback for the Colts.

Especially since Painter kept Indianapolis in the contest vs. the Buccaneers and surprised many of us by not playing terribly in his first NFL start before his team lost the game and ultimately fell to 0-4 on the season.

I didn’t see the point of running Collins back out on the field, and apparently, neither does Colts coach Jim Caldwell.

As reported by owner Jim Irsay on his Twitter account, Painter will start this Sunday vs. the Chiefs. Said Caldwell, via the Indianapolis Star: “There’s no question; he’s our starter.”

Indy's Pain in the Neck
Collins has practiced this week on a limited basis, but it makes little sense to rush him back. It might not make sense, in fact, to remove Painter from the starting spot at all. He wasn’t great last Monday against Tampa Bay, but he was competent enough. He was 13 of 30 for 281 yards and two touchdowns* while losing a fumble.

*Pierre Garcon might have provided a tiny helping hand here.

But with the season already a lost cause anyway, the Colts should stick with Painter and see what he can accomplish over a 13-game stretch. Maybe, he’ll continue to surprise.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:50 am
 

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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Caldwell: Painter is our starting QB

I plan to start Painter over Schaub this sunday in Fantasy.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 3:21 am
 

Caldwell: Painter is our starting QB

Painter is a ninja.



Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2011 2:17 am
 

Caldwell: Painter is our starting QB

Who in the devil did Painter surprise??? Well, me!!!! But not me really, as I had greater expectations for him than the pro analysts and believe Collins needs to join Favre.   I expected at least ONE interception (pro's expected 3).  This is a fella 3 yrs outta Purdue who has sat on Manning's knee studying versus welllll.... ahem.... Collins has been passed about a bit and is just supposed to be so superior due to experience???  And, well, sad to admit, Collins is younger than me but they DO say you can teach an old dog new tricks.  Really???? Didn't look like it to me this year.  How about Favre last year?  Cummon...... the kid is ready!  Start him!!  He's got some weapons available out there and wants to use them.  13 of 30 but I'd be rather giddy by the fourth qtr with 281 yds and 2 tds.... He'll settle in.....



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Caldwell: Painter is our starting QB

Chiefs should move to 2-3 after this one. 


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