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Reggie Wayne could have joined historic NFL greats with another 1,000 yard season.  Instead he got this nightmare of a season.  Luckily he's got a support system to keep him going: So, the frustration builds, and nearly spilled out of every pore two weeks ago in the 17-3 loss to Jacksonville. His first reception came with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter...

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There have been a few times Reggie Wayne has almost let his frustration about this season boil over, but he has a routine that keeps him in check. “The only way I go without snapping [with] the media is every game when I come in, first thing I do is put my helmet and stuff…

Curtis Painter Era Over for Colts?

Yesterday was a watershed in the history of the 2011 Indianapolis Colts.   Not only did head coach Jim Caldwell announce the firing of defensive coordinator Larry Coyer, … [visit site to read more]Curtis Painter Era Over for Colts? - Naptown's Finest - Naptown's Finest - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Hayes: A spark

At points on Sunday we caught glimpses of greatness hidden among the burning rubble of a winless season says Reggie Hayes: As far as handling new situations, the Colts played with admirable passion. Freeney and Mathis brought the pressure. Oft-maligned defensive back Jacob Lacey caused and recovered a fumble. Reggie Wayne, formerly missing in action, caught five passes for 122...

Can't finish against Carolina

It's a story well-told this year for the Colts:  an opportunity to finish evaporates late and the Colts lose another. "I don't know what you can call beyond frustrated," muttered defensive end Robert Mathis, who had four tackles, a sack and two quarterback hits. "Sounds like the same old story," grimaced cornerback Jerraud Powers, whose six tackles...

Colts will have new quarterback against Patriots

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Bill Belichick Talks Up Curtis Painter, Colts Defense Minutes Before Quarterback, Coordinator Lose Jobs

It's spin-control season in New England, and the Patriots' hype machine got thrown out of whack Tuesday. Faced with a series of underperforming opponents, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and company will do their best to talk up that particular week's foe. Against Kansas City, we heard first-time starter Tyler Palko could do the same things as Matt Cassel. Last week...

Colts fire defensive coach Larry Coyer, change QBs

Curtis Painter and Larry Coyer are out in Indianapolis, and it could be just the start of the changes for the winless Colts.

Colts turn to QB Orlovsky against Pats (AP)

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...

Colts' changes make for uncertainty for Patriots

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Dan Orlovsky to Start for the Colts

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Winless Colts fire D-coordinator, change QBs

The Colts fired defensive coordinator Larry Coyer on Tuesday after starting the season 0-11. Coach Jim Caldwell also announced that Dan Orlovsky will replace Curtis Painter as the team's starting quarterback.

Happy Sunday Afternoons

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...
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