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The Indianapolis Colts named Dan Orlovsky as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Orlovsky will supplant Curtis Painter, who had thrown nine interceptions in his last six games and has failed to throw for 100 yards in three of the past five contests.
Painter was forced into the starting role due to injuries to Peyton Manning and designated replacement Kerry Collins, who was lost for the season with a concussion.
Orlovsky has made three relief appearances in place of Painter, completing 14 of 21 passes for 122 yards.
A fifth-round selection of Detroit in 2005, he saw his most sustained action with the Lions in the 2008-09 season.
In 10 games that seasons, Orlovsky completed 143 of 255 passes for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
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Orlovsky was one of the quarterback during the Lions' winless season in 2008, and now is now a quarterback for the Colts, who are 0-11 and have little hope for a victory this season.
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The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a change at quarterback, replacing Curtis Painter with veteran Dan Orlovsky.
It will be Orlovsky's first start since the 2008 season when he played for the 0-16 Detroit Lions.
Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins late in a Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh. Painter started the next seven games and played well early but then had four straight...
Head coach Jim Caldwell noted that Dan Orlovsky has been slated to start at quarterback for Week 13 at New England, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
This is no surprise as Curtis Painter was 0-8 as a starter this season, and carries a dreadful 66.6 efficiency rating on 243 passes. While Orlovsky brings more experience under center, he is far from being...
The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a change at quarterback, replacing Curtis Painter with veteran Dan Orlovsky. It will be Orlovsky's first start since the 2008 season when he played for the 0-16 Detroit Lions. Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins late in a Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh. Painter started the next seven games and played well early but then had four straight...
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By Brian MacPhersonAs if to ensure the Patriots couldn't sleep-walk their way through preparations this week, the winless Indianapolis Colts replaced starting quarterback Curtis Painter with Dan Orlovsky and fired defensive coordinator Larry Coyer, replacing him with linebackers coach Mike Murphy.
"We'll prepare, obviously, for all the things they've done this year...
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Curtis Painter and Larry Coyer are out in Indianapolis, and it could be just the start of the changes for the winless Colts.
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I spent three conflicted hours at Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday, torn between my head and my heart
My head knew that the best thing for the Indianapolis Colts was to lose to the Panthers. I knew that a loss would all but seal the first pick in the draft and a bright future with a new quarterback.
My heart just wanted to see the boys in blue win.
I stood with tears in my eyes and...