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COLTS DAILY HEADLINES: WEEKEND EDITION

Posted by Kevin Bowen on June 24, 2013 – 8:36 am

Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top five pieces from Saturday, June 22nd-Monday, June 24th

Colts newcomer Ricky Jean Francois still gets line play advice from mentor Heaven

By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indianapolis Star

A Saturday feature on Jean Francois focused on Donald Heaven, a mentor to the new Colts defensive lineman who serves as a mentor.

Jean Francois wasn’t always the football prodigy but thanks to a little nudging from Heaven he became a force on a National Championship LSU defense.

“He just had to get it out of me,” Jean Francois said of Heaven. “I was a person who worked well under pressure. At one point in time, I was lackadaisical. But once I had someone like that behind me, he really got me moving.”

Now Jean Francois finds himself with the Colts and as a starter he takes the next step in achieving a goal that Heaven envisioned several years ago.

“New opportunity, new team, new number, new chance, new goals,” Jean Francois said. “All I can do every day while I’m up here is smile. I know It’s my turn. It’s my opportunity. Now I become an opportunist and just step up to the challenge that’s given.”

Second-year Slumpbusters: Andrew Luck

By: Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports

The 2012 draft class for quarterbacks will be scrutinized for the next decade and Farrar takes a look at the terrific group.

Farrar takes a very analytical look at Luck’s numbers from last season and when everything adds up he sees a strong second-year for the Colts signal caller.

Farrar wrote…

In 2012, the Colts replaced Andrew Luck’s training wheels with a rocket booster. A 2013 season with a bit more balance, but the explosive elements still intact, should further Luck’s possible case as the best quarterback from what may turn out to be the best QB draft class of all time.

Peter King – Monday Morning QB

By: Chris Kluwe, Sports Illustrated

This week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback comes with a guest entry from Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

The punter covers on numerous topics, including his thoughts on the NFL this time of year, Hall of Fame voting and his trip driving from California to Minnesota.

Here’s a sample of Kluwe’s opinion on the voting process.

Change the selection criteria to: Two to four offensive players, two to four defensive players, and zero to one specialists/administrators.


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