Tag:Joseph Addai
Posted on: October 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Addai getting second opinion on shoulder

Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Addai

First Dallas Clark, now Joseph Addai. Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network is reporting that the Colts running back will get a second opinion on his ailing shoulder. Addai was injured Sunday night at Washington.

LaCanfora says the injury could keep Addai out several weeks. Fortunately, the Colts have a bye this Sunday.

If Addai is unable to go, Indy may have to rely on Mike Hart. Last year’s first-round pick and backup running back Donald Brown did not travel with the team in Week 6 because of a hamstring injury.

Hart is a tough, compact runner, but he lacks breakaway speed and is limited in the passing game. If Clark is unavailable at tight end, it reasons that the Colts would, in some fashion, rely more on their running back. If they have a running back, that is.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 11:47 pm

Colts complete smackdown of the NYG

P. Manning and E. Manning greet each other after Sunday night's game (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For the second half of the Colts-Giants game, the most interesting aspect of the contest was this: how in the hell did New York RB Brandon Jacobs’ helmet end up in the stands? Did he hurl it like he was Al Oerter? Did somebody steal it? Did the helmet grow legs and walk into the stands? Did Jacobs slip on a banana peel and toss it into the crowd by accident?

Well, we don’t really know. All we know is that NFL security retrieved the helmet from the fan who desperately wanted to keep it for himself. We know Jacobs was yelling into the stands after he discovered his helmet no longer was in his hands. And we know that Jacobs didn’t return to the game after the Case of the Missing Helmet had been solved.

Oh, and we know that the Colts have recovered from last week’s season-opening loss to Houston, and we know that the Giants defense might not be very good. Or Indianapolis’ offense is unreal.

Peyton Manning was efficient (read: very good) and completed 20 of 26 passes for 255 yards and three TDs, and RB Joseph Addai carried the ball 20 times for 92 yards. The offensive line dominated the Giants defense, which allowed 410 yards overall. And the Giants defense dominated the offense, sacking Eli Manning into submission.

And as the teams shook hands – the Manning brothers briefly met at mid-field, patted each other on the shoulder and moved on – and headed off the field, Archie and Olivia Manning were waiting in the tunnel that leads to the Giants locker room to console their youngest boy, Eli. It looks like he needed it.

She gave him a hug, and he gave a sad little smile. Rough night for the youngest brother. Rough night for Jacobs, as well.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Manning Bowl is all Peyton so far

P. Manning and E. Manning talked before tonight's game began (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If we’re going to judge the first half of the Manning Bowl – and really, why shouldn’t we judge the first half of the Manning Bowl – you’d have to give it to Peyton Manning. By unanimous decision. Or by unanimous decision where Eli didn’t win a round on anybody’s scorecards. Or by knockout. Or by super-duper knockout.

A quick comparison:

Peyton Manning: He’s 13 of 18 for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He hit his first five passes for 52 yards, and his first incompletion was a pass that Reggie Wayne simply dropped. But for the Colts, it wasn’t only about Manning. It was as much – if not more – about the running game. Joseph Addai was awesome with 101 yards of total offense, and the offensive line opened huge holes for him and protected Manning quite well. So if Peyton is beating up on Eli, call it a group victory.

Eli Manning: He’s 3 of 8 for 17 yards, an interception, a lost fumble and a delay of game penalty. He’s not getting much help from anybody on his team. The defense can’t keep the Colts off the field, limiting Eli’s snaps, and the Giants run game is unimpressive – strange, because of how much success the Texans had against the Colts in this department last week. Considering New York is getting shellacked 24-0 at halftime, Eli should get more chances to take some shots down the field.

Still, it’s not looking good for Eli Manning or the Giants here. For Peyton, so far, is the master of the Manning Bowl.

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Posted on: August 28, 2010 12:01 pm

Report: Gary Brackett's hand injury 'no biggie'

Posted by Will Brinson

Linebacker Gary Brackett suffered a nasty little injury during the first quarter of Thursday's Packers - Colts preseason shootout when he banged his right hand against teammate Philip Wheeler's helmet.

Good news from Indy, though, as it appears Brackett will be just fine, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star .

"No biggie,'' a source with knowledge of the injury told The Star , elaborating that Brackett almost certainly will be ready for the Colts' Sept. 12 regular-season opener at Houston.

Coach Jim Caldwell, when asked whether or not any of the injured players (Brackett, Joseph Addai, Tony Ugoh, Antonio Johnson and Jacob Lacey) would miss the season opener, said that "It's too early to make that assessment."

That's typical coach-speak, and given that Addai could have supposedly returned to the game despite his concussion and that Brackett's X-rays were negative, it seems that Colts' fans should be fairly optimistic heading towards the beginning of the regular season.

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Posted on: August 27, 2010 12:11 am

Addai suffers concussion in preseason game

Posted by Will Brinson

Joseph Addai, who ripped off a 49-yard run on Indianapolis' first play from scrimmage, suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Thursday night's preseason game against the Packers.

Addai chased down Robert Francois after the Packers' defender recovered a Peyton Manning fumble and, while tackling Francois at the Colts' 2-yard-line, "came down hard."

He then spent a few minutes on the sideline with his head covered by a towel and speaking with trainers.

The oddest part about the injury is that the Colts, who aren't exactly known for leaving their starters in for lengthy periods of time (ahem, 2009 regular season), kept he, Manning and other starters in past halftime.
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