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Colts Daily Headlines: August 7th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 7, 2013 – 9:31 am

The Colts welcomed over 7,000 fans into Macholtz Stadium on Tuesday night. That is the big news of Wednesday morning, along with a few doubters for Robert Mathis and the fan favorite that is Dwayne Allen.

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 pieces from Wednesday, August 7th.  

Loss of Dwight Freeney is latest motivation for often-doubted (and always productive) Colts OLB Robert Mathis

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

Robert Mathis is used to receiving questions on being underrated.

The response he usually gives to those questions is that he is “continuing to chop wood”.

Now without Dwight Freeney opposite Mathis, the naysayers have risen again on whether or not No. 98 can keep up his recent sack numbers.

“I’ve been hearing that since ’04 or ’05, maybe the first year I led the team in sacks. It’s been nonstop.

“It wears on you a little bit, but ultimately it’s on me to quiet the critics. I’ve been doing that a long time. People look at your background, where you come from. They make that snap judgment and it sticks.”

Colts wow big evening crowd

By: George Bremer, The Herald Bulletin

In front of a 7,300 person crowd, the Colts offense put on a great show for fans on Tuesday evening.

Andrew Luck was 26-of-35 and threw six touchdown with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton splitting the scoring grabs.

Defensively, the highlight came when cornerback Cassius Vaughn intercepted Matt Hasselbeck to end the practice.

“First of all, many thanks to all the fans,” head coach Chuck Pagano said. “They’ve been coming out routinely, and the crowd tonight was unbelievable. … It was a pleasure playing and coaching in front of all these people.”

Allen making his name on and off the field

By: George Bremer, The Herald Bulletin

He’s barely a year into his NFL career but Dwayne Allen is quickly becoming a fan favorite on and off the field for the Colts.

Constantly in the community and producing on the field has Allen among the players autograph seekers scream to following the end of each practice.

Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton can see why that’s the case.

“Dwayne is a horseshoe guy,” Hamilton said. “He’s physical at the point of attack, but at the same time, he has the potential to be an explosive playmaker. He is a leader on our offense. He has a no-nonsense mentality on the football field. We’re excited about Dwayne and what he can offer our offense this season.”

 


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