The Colts are back from their first road trip of the season and it comes in a 27-7 win. Today’s news looks at the type of win the Colts earned on Sunday and what Owner Jim Irsay thinks about Trent Richardson.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Monday, September 23rd.
By: Bob Kravitz, Indy Star
September 22, 2013
Kravitz takes a look at the big picture after the Colts 27-7 victory over the defending NFC Champions.
He was especially impressed with the Colts late fourth quarter touchdown drive that ended with Andrew Luck’s six-yard touchdown run.
This was after the ultimate grown-up touchdown drive, the Colts going 80 angry, hard-edged yards in 11 plays, consuming 7:01 off the clock and ultimately beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 in a performance so overwhelming and surprising, it sidesteps traditional description.
Little wonder general manager Ryan Grigson had a hard time remaining moored to his chair in the Candlestick Park press box. This was the monster he wanted to build. This was the prototype. This was the team Chuck Pagano pined for, a team that could run the ball and stop the run and win the kinds of ugly games that used to give the old Colts fits.
“It is one of those games that you look back and say, maybe five, six years down the road, you say that was a signature win,” Pagano said. “Maybe one of those wins that propel you to do great things.”
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
Colts Owner Jim Irsay spoke publicly after Sunday’s win for the first time since his team acquired new running back Trent Richardson.
“To bring in Ahmad Bradshaw and now to have Trent Richardson,” owner Jim Irsay said, his voice trailing off. “You can see Trent with his lateral movement, his explosion, his always going forward.”
Irsay didn’t bother disguising his excitement with Grigson’s decisions to sign Bradshaw as a veteran free agent in June and send next year’s first-round pick to Cleveland last week for Richardson.
“What we’re looking for is what we saw today,” Irsay said after emerging from a raucous locker room.
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
It’s the ground and pound attitude that have not often been linked to Colts victories.
“If you want to go finesse, open it up with five wide [receivers], we can do that,” Colts linebacker Robert Mathis said. “You want to go smash-mouth football, we can do that. We have two backs that can get it done and an O-line that can open up gaping holes.”
The Colts’ victory sends a message to Manning and the Denver Broncos, who appear to be the odds-on favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
“All the good things we did today, we can keep building on so we can keep having performances like this,” defensive lineman Cory Redding said.
Tags: ahmad bradshaw, Andrew Luck, chuck pagano, Jim Irsay, trent richardson
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