Tag:Indianapolis Colts
Posted on: June 27, 2010 11:24 am

The deep get deeper

As if Colts QB Peyton Manning doesn’t have enough weapons at his disposal, Indianapolis Star beat writer Mike Chappell writes this year’s receiving corps could be the deepest the team has had.

Obviously, they’ve got Reggie Wayne (100 catches, 1,264 yards, 10 TDs last year) and Pierre Garcon (47 catches, 765 yards, four TDs) on the outside. Then, they’ve got Austin Collie – who had an outstanding rookie year with 60 catches, 676 yards and seven TDs – in the slot.

Plus, you can’t forget about the 100-reception performance of TE Dallas Clark.

But what potentially could make this WR corps extraordinary is the return of Anthony Gonzalez. He played only one game last season before injuring his knee and losing the rest of the year, but in his first two seasons in the NFL, he showed he’s a solid receiver with good ability to make yards after a catch. Although he’s been dealing with a “muscular” injury this offseason – an injury that is unrelated to his knee problems, the team says – he told the newspaper that he’s been assured he will have the chance to compete for Garcon’s job as the No. 2 WR.

Most likely, he’ll have a chance to take Collie’s starting job.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 24, 2010 5:07 pm

More smart ways to spend your money

More than 225 days before the Super Bowl is contested in Arlington, Texas, bodog.com has your futures bets ready to go. 

If you’re looking for a sure-fire team to win the Super Bowl – and you want to be really unoriginal at the same time (kind of like picking all No. 1 seeds to advance to the Final Four in your NCAA tournament brackets) – you can place your bets on Indianapolis and New Orleans. Both team’s odds are listed at 9/1 for Super Bowl glory.

If you’re looking for the longest of long-shots, go with St. Louis, Buffalo or Tampa Bay at 100/1. You thought I was going to say the Lions also, didn’t you? Nope, they’re a steal at 90/1.

The bandwagon on which it’s too late to jump? The New York Jets at 10/1.

Looking for your favorite team to see how much money you’d take hom if it wins the championship? Check out the full list here . Happy gambling!

--Josh Katzowitz

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