ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that WR Reggie Wayne is done for the year with a torn ACL. The injury was suffered during the 4th quarter of last night's 39-33 victory over the Denver Broncos. It was, similar to Anthony Gonzalez's knee injury in 2009, a non-contact injury. Wayne had started 189-consecutive games, dating back to his rookie year, when he missed time due to a PCL strain.
No word yet on what, if any moves the Colts plan to make to fill the enormous void Wayne's absence creates.no comments
A playoff atmosphere, turnovers, players losing their minds, devastating injuries, a wild finish.
Oh, and two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Sunday night's contest between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos was one of the rare big games that lived up to the hype.no comments
Whether you love him or merely really really like it, it's impossible to deny the impact Peyton Manning has had on the Colts, their fans, and the entire state of Indiana. His first trip to Indianapolis in another uniform as elicited quite the emotional reaction from the fan base. Some made youtube videos, some tweeted their thoughts and some wrote.
Below our a few tributes written by Colts fans about #18 and what he meant to them.no comments
Due to Canadian Thanksgiving, I was unable to give you your weekly opportunity to make fun of my fantasy prowess. Never fear. You'll have ample opportunity this week!
Since you've been gone, the following has happened: Colts Authority fell to 1-5. We traded AJ Green for Philip Rivers. Randall Cobb broke. As did my soul.
What's in store for this week?
Much has been said about the Colts frustrating performance against the San Diego Chargers. There were many reasons the Colts lost. Dropped passes, poor decision-making, a failure to get the Chargers offense off of the field, the list could go on. The best way I've been able to describe my opinion of the game is to say that the defense failed to win the football game for the Colts but they're not the ones responsible for the loss. I place more blame on the coaching staff and the offensive execution.
Arguing about which factor was the biggest reason for a loss earlier this week won't get fans or the team anywhere. What might get the team somewhere is learning important lessons when tough losses like the one in San Diego occurs.no comments
18 Things to Watch in Sunday's Colts-Broncos Game
Daddy's home and he's pissed.
Last week, the Colts got a reality check in the form of a bloody nose at the hands of the San Diego Chargers. This week, they take on the Denver Broncos in what is easily the most anticipated NFL game of 2013. So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, the circus is in town and Peyton is back. Here's what to watch for...
1. Watch for the comparison. Obviously Manning and Luck are the stars of the show, so why fight it? The worst comparisons you'll see this week will be comparing Manning through 22 games to Luck through 22 games. It's bad because everyone knows Manning's rookie year was out of line with the rest of his career. LOTS of players are better than Manning through 22 games. However, Manning made the leap before his second season, instead, lets compare the players through the first six games of their second seasons.
Now we are just getting eerie. Manning played in a more vertical offense so his YPA was amazing. But, he threw more picks to go with more touchdowns and had a lower completion percentage. Matching Peyton Manning through year one? Meh. Matching Peyton Manning through year two? Now that's an accomplishment. You want something to feel good about this weekend. Stare at that chart for a while.no comments
Why do we watch sports? Why has football become such a cultural pastime? Why is the Super Bowl a national holiday? Why are college football coaches some of the highest-paid public employees in the world?
It's a complicated question, to say the least. It's not one that could be completely answered by one blog post.
But understanding why we watch sports, why we spend an exorbitant amount of money for a shirt with someone else's name on it, why we pay $9 for bad beer, and why we'll fill a 70,000 seat stadium weekly for a 2-14 team is critical to understanding what we value, and why.
The Notebook is finally back, and it’s been an eventful, emotional week, as the Colts and their fans prepare for a rather unique prime time matchup. Peyton Manning means a great deal to the city, the fans, and the Colts organization. He’s like an old friend, but when you play your friends, you still want to win. This week, the Colts will try to take down Manning and the undefeated Broncos as both teams try to shrug off the looming distractions and media hype.
Beneath all the Manning-Irsay-ESPN chatter, we may have missed a couple more enjoyable things, such as Tony Dungy opining that when Peyton Manning eventually does retire, he might make a better broadcaster than a coach because he’d be far too demanding as the latter (from NBC Sports): “He’ll be a much better broadcaster,” Dungy said. “He would be as a coach – I don’t think he could do it because he’d expect everybody to be at his level of preparation and he’d get so frustrated with guys that only want to put in 50 hours a week at work. I don’t think he’d last long as a coach.” That’s great stuff right there. Personally, he seems more like a future coach if he wants to remain involved in football.