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Curtis Painter could lose his starting quarterback job when the winless Indianapolis Colts return from their bye week.
Painter has been benched in each of the past two games by Colts coach Jim Caldwell, who said he will wait before making a decision on his Week 12 starter.
"We don't play for a while yet, and really we're evaluating everything all across the board, not necessarily just that position," Caldwell said. "We do have a chance to see where everybody is."
Indianapolis (0-10) has failed to score an offensive touchdown in the past two games, the first time that's happened since 1997 - the pre-Peyton Manning era.
Painter was thrust into the starting lineup in Week 5 after Kerry Collins suffered a concussion.
He has thrown for fewer than 100 yards in three of his last four starts, and has been yanked in favor of journey Dan Orlovsky in the past two weeks.
For the season, Painter has completed only 51.7 percent of his passes (125 of 242) and ...
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We used to joke that no one beats the bye. Luckily, the Colts likely can't lose either according to Reggie Hayes:
Curtis Painter walked off the field Sunday and saw his shadow. That means six more weeks of bad Colts football.
I should clarify. We'll have one week of no Colts football – they have a bye next Sunday and are currently three-point favorites – before the...
Indianapolis Colts fans are well on their way to accomplishing their goal for the 2011 season. The goal itself may have changed rapidly over the course of the offseason, but Indy has done a great job of conquering it. With only six games remaining in the season, the Colts have a stranglehold on last place [...]
Next man up right? After Curtis Painter struggled Dan Orlovsky took the field last week against the Jaguars. He'd like to come off the bye week with a starting job:
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The Colts now have a two-game lead in the Suck For Luck race, all but ensuring themselves a shot at drafting Peyton Manning’s eventual replacement. The only thing standing in their way could be Manning’s objection.
Apparently that won’t be an issue.
According to an AP report, Bill Polian stated “Peyton and I have spoken about [drafting his successor], and he’s OK with that...
Dwight Freeney knows where to go to take his mind off a forgettable NFL season. The bye weekend off means an escape to New York. It always has for the Indianapolis Colts defensive end. If you're a handsome eligible bachelor who makes millions, what's not to like?
Bill Polian says the Indianapolis Colts may look for Peyton Manning's successor in the next NFL draft.
Without discussing specific names, Polian, the Colts' vice chairman, told radio listeners he had already spoken with Manning about using Indy's first-round draft pick on a quarterback and that Manning is ''fine'' with that.
Speculation, of course, has...
The Indianapolis Colts won't hold back on drafting Peyton Manning's replacement this year if the right player is available.
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said he’s already discussed that possibility with his All-Pro quarterback, and Manning is on board.
“The bottom line is that if the right person is there, and it has to be the right person, then now is the time to...
Here’s a fun game of Internet telephone, in which Adam Schefter not reporting anything led to a report of reports about a report.
1. In his weekly Monday mailbag, the ESPN.com reporter and longtime Shanahan confidante received a question about the Redskins’ endless search for a franchise quarterback.
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Here's today's open thread.
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Polian says the Colts have talked with Manning about drafting a QB. I thought I had read quotes a couple of weeks ago about Manning understanding if the Colts have to take Luck, so I didn't really think this was news. Does anyone know the quote I'm referring to?
I did a quick down and dirty look at...