Three Colts Injured

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  1. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Colts have led a charmed life ... injurywise ... in recent years.
    Is that changing?

    Yesterday, three key Colts failed to finish the game due to injury.
    (But why should they have continued playing in a rout?)

    edited extract:

    colts notebook
    Key players come up hurting
    Vinatieri, Freeney and Stokley are not around at the finish because of injuries

    By Mike Chappell
    Somewhat tempering the euphoria from the Indianapolis Colts' 43-24 victory over Houston Sunday in the RCA Dome were injuries to several key players.

    Place-kicker Adam Vinatieri, defensive end Dwight Freeney and wide receiver Brandon Stokley were unable to finish the game. Vinatieri experienced tightness in his groin, Freeney was taken to the locker room in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury and Stokley aggravated a sprained left ankle.
    Coach Tony Dungy was unable to give an update on any of the injuries after the game. He said Stokley "re-tweaked that ankle and that is a concern for us.''

  2. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    We need to get THEARCHIVES in here. I don't think that is an approved use of the word "TIGHT." He's the expert so he should know.
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  3. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    As long as they continue to play in that high school level of play division they are in they have nothing to worry about.
  4. WV-Colt

    WV-Colt Rookie

    at least the colts have one other high quality team in their division. the pats can't even claim that.
  5. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Salgathor elsewhere was congratulating them for "keeping the hammer down" I said the Colts have demonsrtarated so far that they CAN pass, but CAN'T run; also they CAN'T prevent the run, and CAN'T prevent the Pass.

    It said probably prophetically, it would be counterproductive if the QB or a WR gets dinged while running up the score. Instead they got a WR Stokely dinged, their star pass rusher Freeney dinged, and their star kicker AV, dinged, as well.

    Wonderful coaching! Your Dingeyness. :eek:
  6. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! Supporter

    If Jacksonville wins tonight which I think they will the Colts will have plenty to worry about next week.

    I think Jax wins that division unless their defense keeps dropping like flies. Remember Indy can't stop the run so if they don't jump up early against a team like the Jags they will get pounded. Look at last week if the Giants defense could catch a cold they would have won that game by 10 points or more.

    Indy has to play the following teams who all have the make up that they struggle with ( a good defense and a good running game):

    New England
    Buffalo (maybe)
    Philly (maybe Kearse?)
    Jax (twice)

    I don't think they are lock for the division. They obviously have the inside track but Jacksonville is a good football team and they get to beat up on the same two bottom feeders and play the second place schedule which I guess isn't saying much when the second place schedule brings you the Steelers and the Chiefs while the first place schedule brings you the Bengals and Broncos.
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  7. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! Supporter

    Come on, we have Miami! Haven't you heard they are going to the Superbowl. :rolleyes:
  8. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! Supporter

    Freeney's mystery leg injury is probably a result of years of CONSTANT centripetal forces at work. Balorinas spin less than that clown.

    OT: Aaron Brooks sprained his boob. No word on the condition of his mangina
  9. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Well, it's true the AFCE is no great shakes. On the other hand, any AFCE team can beat any team in the league on any given day. With the Texans and Titans, that possibility just does not exist.
  10. workhorse

    workhorse Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Stokely was hurt on his first play of the game, the first TD. He hurt the bad ankle that had kept him out of game 1 and played one more down. I don't think Freeney even played in the fourth quarter. And they pulled AV and had the punter kicking PATs and kick offs. So, none of them were hurt "running up the score" as you put it. It's fine if you hate the Colts, but come with your facts straight first.

    As far as their run defense is concerned, they missed the big man in the middle. Corey Simon has yet to play. While he may not make a ton of tackles he does take up space and clog up the middle.
  11. FloridaPatsFan

    FloridaPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I don't wish injury to other players but if the Colts get clobbered with injuries, I will LMAO. The NFL wants thier poster boy in the SuperBowl and is going to do everything in its power to make it happen.

    Watching the NFL's "Lets get Peyton his SuperBowl ring" fail will be a joy to watch.
  12. zoostation

    zoostation In the Starting Line-Up

    The Colts had their chance. They looked good Sunday but I don't see them as a threat this year.
  13. workhorse

    workhorse Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    The Colts have had their share of injuries. It just doesn't seem like it since Peyton has remained relatively healthy and most of the injuries have only cost a game or two or three. Marvin had hand and arm injuries last season that needed surgery. Sanders and nearly the entire secondary was hurt at some point in time. Freeney has dinged at the end of the year. Cato June had numerous injuries. The offensive line had all kinds of problems. Dallas Clark had concussion issues. Those are the ones right off the top of my head.
  14. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! Supporter

    I agree Simon should sure up the middle but your ends can't stop the run. Simon will definitly be an improvement but it remains to be seen how much of an improvement that will be.
  15. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I never got the feeling that Simon really went with the defense. He just doesn't seem to quite fit.
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  16. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Good info, workhorse.

    Let's hope neither
    of our stellar QBs
    goes down.
  17. fgssand

    fgssand Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I do not wish any team injury. I would much rather see teams play teams at full strength. I can tell you though - while your colts may have had a few issues over the past few years, you do not have a CLUE what an injured football team looks like unless of course you run our numbers.

    Yet, we seem to have done a pretty good job overcoming them all. We do not use them for excuses as that's football. The ability to overcome injury with well remunerated and wisely acquired "back ups" that are able to be "coached up" is what really separates the great from the near great.

    In a nutshell, that is why we win and Colts are left wondering what happened year after year after year.
  18. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Re: More Colts Injured

    The injury bug is fianally hitting the Colts.

    Prior to the game they had 15 guys on the "Questionable" to play list and four players as "Out" Now some of these guys are key players; Ryan Diem. Mike Doss,,Bob Snders, Corey Simon, Ben Utecht, Gilbert Gardener, Rob Morris, and Brian Stockely (apparently he tried to go and reinjured himself)

    They still had enough to outplay the lowly Texans but ...:bricks:
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