Tag:Indianapolis Colts
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: October 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 6:13 pm

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Posted by Andy Benoit

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Colts tight end Dallas Clark is out indefinitely with a hand/wrist injury. Clark is going to get a second and third opinion on the injury to determine how long he’ll be shelved. D. Clark (US Presswire)

Clark suffered the injury in the Indy’s Week 6 win at Washington. It’s tough to gauge exactly what “out indefinitely” means at this point, given that the Colts treat injury news as TS classified information.

Clark is the propagator to the versatility of the Colt passing attack. His ability to line up in the slot or on the line of scrimmage is key in dictating mismatches and forcing defenses to tip their hand presnap. The Pro Bowl veteran has 37 catches for 347 yards and three scores on the season.

If Clark is unavailable, the Colts will likely utilize more four-wide receiver sets. Jacob Tamme is the team’s No. 2 tight end, though that’s almost irrelevant given his skill set is so vastly different from Clark’s. Fifth-round rookie Brody Eldridge could become more of a factor.
The Colts have a bye before facing the Texans on Monday Night in Week 8.

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Posted on: October 20, 2010 5:49 pm

Colts suspend punter Pat McAfee

Posted by Andy Benoit

The Colts have suspended punter Pat McAfee one game as punishment for his late night drunken arrest. McAfee was caught swimming in a canal in under 40 degree weather around 5:00 am Wednesday morning. (The Colts are on a bye but had practice on Wednesday). McAfee will miss the November 1 Monday Night game against the Texans.

Technically, the NFL is supposed to handle discipline for alcohol-related matters. However, if the NFLPA were to file a grievance against the Colts, it would need McAfee’s support. McAfee’s support in that case would almost certainly lead to McAfee’s release. The Colts aren’t worried about keeping a second-year punter happy.

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Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:35 pm

Hot Routes 10.20.10: Go, Matty, Go!

Posted by Will Brinson

Got a link for the Hot Routes? Hit us up on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).
  • Yesterday, we brought you the heroic story of something about Vince Young. Today, Matt Leinart, VY's nemesis (or something), is competing for a backup job! Yay, Matty! But seriously, couldn't you see the Texans reeling off a couple wins in a row, playing decent defense, making everyone think they're contending for the division and maybe more and then suddenly Matt Schaub's leg gets crushed in a freak bad snap play followed by every single Texans fan realizing that Leinart's their starting quarterback? Except Gary Kubiak, who thinks Leinart has the "it" factor.
  • A New York Times reader is jumping in the concussion debate, op-ed style, with a piece titled "How I Became a Head-Hunting Defensive Back."
  • Drew Brees' new baby's name? Bowen Christopher Brees. I eagerly await an explanation for why it's not "Brinson."
  • Some random folks who don't want to see football disappear because of a lockout started the Twitter account @NFLLockout. The NFLPA then asked for it in exchange for some Michael Vick posters or something, they declined and the NFLPA called Twitter and demanded to get the account. And Twitter gave it up. 
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:41 pm

F&R NFL Approval Matrix Week 6

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present the NFL approval matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

Click to embiggen.
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:09 pm
Edited on: October 18, 2010 5:15 pm
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Posted on: October 17, 2010 11:53 pm

Shanahan: 'Something was wrong' with Cooley

Posted by Will Brinson

Chris Cooley left the Redskins loss on Sunday night with a concussion -- his first as an NFL player, and potentially up to his fourth, since he claimed he suffered three in college.

He never returned to the game, and given the word from the Redskins, doesn't seem like a great bet get back on the field quickly.

"Just looking at him, you could tell something was wrong," Mike Shanahan said after the game.

We'll have more news as Washington gives Cooley tests, but for now, his injury is one of very many concussions suffered on a Sunday that may be remembered for making the NFL toughen up even more on potential brain-damaging hits on the field.
Posted on: October 17, 2010 10:15 pm

Pierre Garcon makes a decent catch Sunday

Posted by Will Brinson

Pierre Garcon's done a pretty good job in his return to the Colts' lineup -- he's caught four passes for 103 yards and the game's first touchdown.

Even if he repeats those numbers in the second half, though, it won't be as impressive as the one-handed catch he made in the first half, which you can see below, via Michael Tunison of SB Nation.

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