[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Collie didn't play tonight, probably wouldn't have helped much"][/caption] Well, if anyone was expecting anything better for this week's preseason game against the Redskins, they would be extremely disappointed. The Colts allowed 16 points to the 'Skins in the first half, scoring zero points in the half. They scored three in the second half (a 53 yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri), and held the Redskins to nothing, losing by a final score of 16-3. The Colts offense was putrid without Manning, as both Painter and Orlovsky's throws were errant all night. The defense wasn't much better, allowing over 215 yards rushing at 6.1 yards per carry. Of course, I take all of this with a grain of salt, and won't judge the team as a whole until Week One. My philosophy is to judge individual players, not the team as a whole. In a quick note here are the players who played well, in my opinion: Anthony Castonzo, Drake Nevis, Jerry Hughes, Kavell Conner, Ricardo Matthews, Antonio Johnson, Pat Angerer, Joe Lefeged, Pat McAfee, Adam Vinatieri, Delone Carter, Adrian Moten Players who struggled: Jamey Richard (Seriously, cut him), Jeff Linkenbach, Ryan Diem, Gary Brackett, All of the secondary, Curtis Painter, Dan Orlovsky, Taj Smith The game was also fairly sloppy, with eight penalties, a far cry from the clean game against St. Louis. Antoine Bethea left the game early with a hamstring injury. It was likely just precaution, but isn't a great sign for our health. UPDATE: Quotes from Caldwell On the game as a whole:
"I'm not real pleased with a lot of the things that went on out there. We had a bunch of penalties, which is not like us. We've got a lot of work to do."On rookie running back Delone Carter:
"I thought he ran well when he was in there. He had a couple of nice runs, kept his legs moving. He did some nice things."On penalties:
"There were also many things that we didn't do right. We went from not having any offensive penalties last week [in a 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams] to eight penalties [Friday night]."Check out the player reviews by Justin Knox for more detailed analysis: Castonzo and Hughes, player review.