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The Indianapolis Colts are ready to start over.
For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning isn't around. For the first time in more than a decade, the Colts are not expected to contend for a division title or make the playoffs.
Players understand this is reality for 2012, they just don't believe in using the r-word.
''I don't have rebuilding years in me,'' Pro Bowl defensive end and converted linebacker Robert Mathis said. ''I rebuilt last year, 2-14 was the rebuilding year. New year, new attitude, new defense, new offense, new tune.''
It's a common refrain within the confines of Indy's recently remodeled locker room.
The few longtime veterans still hanging around - Mathis, Dwight Freeney, Adam Vinatieri and Reggie Wayne among them - delivered a succinct message that quickly resonated with the new and young faces now populating the Colts' complex.
Even Andrew Luck, Manning's replacement, has bought into the philos...
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Between video from practice, preseason games, and media conferences, football fans have seen plenty of Andrew Luck over the past month. Fans should continue to see plenty of him during the course of the football season, but one place you won’t see the Colts rookie is in commercials. That’s because Luck made the conscious decision to avoid endorsement deals during his rookie season...
Andrew Luck has one more chance to get things right before the games count.
The rookie quarterback has looked good in the Colts' first three preseason games, though Saturday afternoon's loss at Washington was clearly the toughest.
Against the Redskins, Luck had to contend with a bevy of blitzes, breakdowns along the offensive line and penalties that led to stalled drives...
Even though, we are still in the NFL preseason...you have probably seen those commercials for DirecTV featuring NFL star quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning along with hall-of-famer Deion Sanders:
The folks over at DirecTV have just released the awesome outtakes reel which show some rather notable screw-ups from the Manning Brothers and Prime Time himself:
Next Sunday when the full slate of games kick off for the start of the regular season, five rookie quarterbacks will be starting for their respective teams, which sets an NFL record by more than doubling the previous record set last season of two.By having a rookie starting at quarterback, it means that most of the teams are in a rebuilding phase, so we don't expect any of these...
The cadence rings out every time Peyton Manning is done decoding the defense and J.D. Walton is about to snap him the ball
Call it the Denver Broncos' unofficial mantra for 2012.
They're in quite the rush this year.
They're running the no-huddle at altitude. They're mixing the four-time MVP's precision passing prowess with...
A year ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were the odds on favorite to win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Their veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer, had sworn never to play for the organization again, leaving the offense to an untested second round pick, Andy Dalton. Their new offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, had his greates successes in the Arena Football League and was installing a new...
The Colts came back to beat the Bengals in one of the more boring Colts games in recent memory.
Well, Andrew Luck and Drew Stanton didn’t see much time on the field. Both saw a total of 3 series. It was Chandler Harnish who got most of the snaps, and actually didn’t do that bad. His decision making wasn’t great, but he made some great throws and his mobility was pretty good...
I struggled initially with the concept of writing a comprehensive 2012 NFL regular season preview. How could I use one column space to decide Peyton Manning's impact in Denver, count Dez Bryan't security team members and say something about the Dolphins that doesn't include the words 'there's always next year'? It's a hard task, but I knew it had to be done.
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox pretty much got his Christmas present early in the form of Peyton Manning this off-season. However, Manning alone won’t work Christmas miracles, and Fox feels the entire team has a long way to go. After Manning lit up the 49er’s defense last week for two first quarter touchdowns, Fox reflected on his entire team’s performance. In an interview...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- While Peyton Manning watched, Denver's reserves pulled out a wild one in the desert.
Manning and the rest of the Broncos' starters took the fourth game of the preseason off, and Denver got a 44-yard field goal from Matt Prater as the game ended to beat the Arizona Cardinals 16-13 on Thursday night.
Omar Bolden, a fourth-round draft pick from nearby...
The UCF Knights (1-0), led by their running game, played spoiler to the debut of new Akron head coach Terry Bowden by forcing 4 turnovers and finished 56-14 over the Akron Zips(0-1) on Thursday night.
UCF took the opening drive 73 yards and Sophomore QB Blake Bortles (13/16, 168, 3, 1) found newly converted TE Chris Martin (starting LT last year) on a 5 yard TD. Senior RB Latavius...
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There are four more quarters of play for the Denver Broncos this preseason, then its for real. Sadly, its also four more quarters for nearly half the current roster, then its unemployment. [DenverBroncos.com & Denver Post]
With cut day rapidly approaching this Friday, Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season is also nearly here. Preparations for the Pittsburgh Steelers...
So unless you’ve been dead and have recently been resurrected and for some reason felt the first thing you should do was come to our website, you’d have a good idea on how I feel about these two quarterbacks. Oh and thanks for the support! We are big fans of the Zombie community. You all have put out some really quality movies. All that said, I’ve been a strong proponent...
Denver Broncos News
John Elway breaks down the roster moves from yesterday. He calls the Denver Broncos Cut Day the “worst day of the year” and I can imagine why. [DenverBroncos.com]
If I had to pick one player who had the best preseason so far, it would be Eric Decker. His chemistry with Peyton Manning is really showing itself and we should expect big things from this tandem...