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TV FUTURE ON HOLD FOR HASSELBECK

Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 15, 2013 – 12:16 pm

Matt Hasselbeck doesn’t have to look far to see what might be in store for his future after football.

His brother, Tim (a former NFL quarterback), has been a TV analyst since 2007 and is currently on ESPN.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Tim’s wife, has been a co-host on The View since 2003.

Any immediate TV studio jobs will have to wait for Matt as he told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd last week that he wants to play football for two more years.

Matt, who will turn 38 in September, knows that while retirement is on the horizon, the focus is solely on his football career and capturing that elusive Super Bowl.

“It’s been my experience when I play with guys and they get later in their career, they start thinking about what they are going to do after football,” Hasselbeck said on “The Herd.” “They start getting into other business or they start thinking about school or a second career. It takes away from their play.”

“If you don’t bring it with everything you’ve got in the offseason, and even during the season, it’s not going to be good enough.”

For the last two seasons, Matt has got a first-hand look at his new team.

In 2012, Matt started at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans during their 19-13 overtime defeat to the Colts.

Matt’s memory though turns to the team’s second meeting where he found out just how special things were coming together in Indianapolis.

“I remember playing up there in Indy, there was a break in the game and everyone, including (the Titans), gave a standing ovation to Chuck Pagano. There was a moment when they honored their cheerleaders who decided to shave their heads in support of Coach Pagano.”

“I think there is just a great respect for the kind of year that they had and how they rallied around their leader in a sense,” Hasselbeck said.

The 15-year veteran will bring 11 games worth of postseason experience with him to Indianapolis and knows that helping a young signal caller is near the top of the priority list.

“I’m just looking forward to being around (Luck),” Hasselbeck said. “When you are with some of the best athletes in the world, it helps improve your game. I’m pretty excited about that opportunity as well.”


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EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENT CB-JOSH GORDY SIGNS TENDER

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:39 am

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent cornerback Josh Gordy has signed his tender.

 

Gordy was originally acquired by the Colts in a trade with the St. Louis Rams on August 21, 2012 in exchange for an undisclosed selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. In 2012, he tallied 15 tackles (12 solo) and his first career sack in 15 games played (one start).

 

For his career, Gordy has seen action in 31 games (10 starts), totaling 68 tackles (48 solo), five passes defensed, three interceptions, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery. In 2011 with the Rams, he recorded career highs with 53 tackles (36 solo) and three interceptions.


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2013 OFFSEASON OUTLOOK: DENVER BRONCOS

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 8:19 am

Between now and the beginning of the NFL Draft (April 25), Colts.com will take an offseason look at each of the Colts 2013 opponents. The fourth installment comes today with the Denver Broncos:

Denver Broncos 2013 Offseason:

2012 Season: 13-3 regular season. Finished 1st in the AFC West.

Key Offseason Additions: LB-Stewart Bradley, DT-Terrance Knighton, CB-Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, OG-Louis Vasquez, WR-Wes Welker

Key Offseason Losses: LB-Elvis Dumervil (Ravens), OG-Dan Koppen, (Saints), CB-Tracy Porter (Raiders), WR-Brandon Stokley, LB-D.J. Williams (Bears)

2013 Draft Picks: 1-28, 2-58, 3-90, 4-125, 5-161, 7-234

Analysis: The Broncos made the news of the 2012 offseason when they added All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning. Things got off to a rocky start in Denver as the Broncos were looking at a 2-4 start after falling behind 24 points in a Monday Night Football matchup with the San Diego Chargers. Manning engineered another famous comeback and the Broncos would then rattle off 10 in a row to close out the regular season.

The sting of a 38-35 double overtime defeat in the AFC Divisional Round to the Baltimore Ravens won’t be forgotten until a Lombardi Trophy returns to Denver. The Broncos went out and made major headlines in the offseason signing Welker, which gives Denver a slot receiver to go along with Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. The addition of Vasquez should bolster one of the league’s top offensive lines.

Defensively, the Broncos are bringing in a pair of veterans in the front seven but are also losing some game-changers. The loss of Porter will be off-set with the signing of Rodgers-Cromartie. The saga over Dumervil brought much attention to the Broncos and they will undeniably miss one of the game’s premier pass rushers.

Houston Texans Offseason Outlook

Tennessee Titans Offseason Outlook

Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Outlook


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 15TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:38 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 5, offensive tackle Tony Ugoh
Sizing up the Colts pre-NFL Draft roster: offensive line
Luck ready for new version of old offense

NFL NEWS
Pittsburgh Steelers match New England Patriots’ offer to Emmanuel Sanders
Bengals getting closer to deal with James Harrison
Pain and pain management in NFL spawn a culture of prescription of drug use and abuse
AFC South coaches use offseason to neutralize Watt
One Titan continues brother’s leukemia fight
Big decision ahead for new Jaguars GM David Caldwell

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots have discussed trading for Jeff Demps
Dan Rooney settles into new role with Steelers
Revis’ impending departure shows Ryan’s power slipping

NFC TEAM NEWS
Bears LB D.J. Williams right in the middle of the team’s plans


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