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The Colts returned to practice on Tuesday, making Bruce Arians and several players available to talk with the media. Both the Colts and the Dolphins did their media conference calls as well. Here are a few highlights with quotes and information courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
Dealing with Success
With so many young players, so many rookies, the Colts find themselves in an unexpected position: 2nd place in their division, to be exact. With that comes the need to maintain focus on the next opponent, on getting better, and ignoring the urge to become caught up in accolades. Losing and adversity are difficult for any team. However, if a young group of players does not know how to handle success properly, it can lead right back to losing in a hurry.
Bruce Arians was asked if the young team’s ability to deal with success concerns him. “Totally. I mean that’s the whole focus this week,” he said. “Don’t read about yourself, don’t
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There's good news; there's bad news. According to Phil Richards, the Colts will be without Coby Fleener and Vontae Davis this Sunday. Davis has a sprained knee (glad we got him back, eh?), and Fleener's slightly dislocated his left shoulder. Actually, according to Richards, it's a subluxation, or temporary, partial dislocation of his left shoulder. In other news...
As a slight followup to the last link, it's been confirmed: Robert Mathis is expected to take the field against Miami. According to the Associated Press:
The four-time Pro Bowl player expects to play Sunday against Miami after missing the previous three games with a knee injury. ''That's the plan,'' he said Thursday. ''Looking forward to being out...
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Colts interim coach Bruce Arians says rookie tight end Coby Fleener and cornerback Vontae Davis will not play Sunday against Miami.
Both were injured last weekend at Tennessee.
Davis left less than three minutes into the game with a left knee injury. Fleener left just before halftime after hurting his left shoulder.
Arians says he hopes both starters will return to Indy's...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Donald Brown is getting a chance to prove himself and he's not about to let this opportunity slip away.
Perhaps that's why Brown returned so quickly after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee in early October. The 2009 first-round draft pick missed two games, then returned Sunday at...
Indianapolis tailback Donald Brown (knee) will continue to share the workload with backup Vick Ballard, according to The Herald Bulletin's George Bremer.Fantasy Spin:Brown, who underwent a minor knee operation a few weeks ago, returned last Sunday to rush for 80 yards on 14 carries (5.7 ypc). Ballard was 12 for 55 yards (4.6 ypc). It appears that this will be a shared situation...
As the Colts look to face Miami this week in Indianapolis, one of the primary matchups that may decide the result of the game will be the Dolphins' left defensive end Cameron Wake versus the Colts' right tackle Winston Justice.
Although Justice had a down game last week, allowing six hurries and one hit, he's had a very good year thus far in pass protection. Before...
Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians mentioned that he expects RBs Donald Brown and Vick Ballard to play equal amounts during Week 9′s game against the Dolphins, per George Bremer.
Brown returned from arthroscopic knee surgery last week and totaled 80 yards on 14 carries. He figures to be the first man up this weekend, but Ballard will be worked into the mix at some point...
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is seriously living by being #CHUCKSTRONG. After being diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia last month, the Colts coach has made significant progress lately.
In fact, just this past week, interim head coach Bruce Arians noted to the media that Pagano was out of the hospital and attended a coaches meeting with the team. He is...
DAVIE, Fla. -- The "Suck for Luck" campaign was in full force a year ago. The Miami Dolphins were 0-7 and in position to land Andrew Luck with the top pick in the NFL draft.
It didn't happen. The Dolphins suddenly turned matters around and finished 6-10. Indianapolis ended up with the highly touted quarterback.
But the Dolphins have come out OK. They managed to get...
Hero: Andrew LuckColts fans have to be happy with Luck. How often does a franchise luck into drafting back-to-back Hall-of-Fame-caliber guys?There was Montana and Young and maybe now Manning and Luck.Indianapolis knew they were getting a guy who would transition into the NFL well, but there was no indication he would be this good so soon. It wasn’t an exceptional game: 26 of 38...
Miami @ IndianapolisWhy Should I Care? The 4-3 Dolphins currently hold the fifth seed in the AFC. The 4-3 Colts, by way of what I bet is a very complex tie breaker, hold the sixth seed in the conference. These two teams have suddenly emerged as dark-horse playoff contenders. This matchup will decide who is able to hold on to that coveted playoff spot for at least one more week.By...
Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Indianapolis Colts (4-3)
Both of these teams sit at 4-3, meaning this game could easily have playoff implications and one or both of these teams could make the playoffs. I bet you didn’t see that coming. I would say these teams are pretty equal. I had Miami ranked 10th in my Power Rankings and Indianapolis ranked 11th. However, for some reason, Miami is...
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It's week nine of the NFL season and the Miami Dolphins take their three game winning streak to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a game that was not expected to have much significance. However, those expectations are three months old and the matchup that was projected to decide which team would likely land the first overall pick in the 2013 draft now has...