Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: MAY 4TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 4, 2013 – 7:42 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Jim Irsay throws lifeline to Colts-themed restaurant
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 1, tight end Marcus Pollard
Colts working to help re-open Blue Crew Sports Grill
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 2, linebacker Gary Brackett
Colts’ rookie contracts? Should look a lot like 2012
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 3, DT Tony Siragusa
Colts-themed restaurant could reopen with Irsay’s aid
Sports broadcast veteran takes helm at 1070 The Fan

COLTS.COM
Mathis, Werner QB Haters
Week Three of OTA’s in the Books

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Eight in the Box: Next order of business

NFL NEWS
Houston’s bid to host Super Bowl in 2017 helped by Florida inaction
Ed Reed will miss OTAs, minicamp after having hip surgery
Offseason moves give Titans new look; here are top acquisitions
Denard Robinson eager to please at Jaguars rookie minicamp
Schiano, other Bucs coaches visiting Belichick to talk techniques
Cardinals’ Daryl Washington arrested, accused of assault
Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo
Andy Reid says Branden Albert will play left tackle for Chiefs

AFC TEAM NEWS
Real hard to grasp
Patriots rookies are ‘just happy for the opportunity’
Rex Ryan, who says he wants to coach NY Jets for another 20 years, is ‘excited’ for this year’s team
Solving the Chargers problem at LT

NFC TEAM NEWS
Webb battling to remain sober as well as for a job
Bears lose pro scouting director to Chiefs


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Winston Justice Thinks This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Posted by Chuck Chapman on August 12, 2012 – 2:00 am

Winston Justice knows “big” when he sees it. As a lineman at USC, he blocked for three Heisman Trophy winners and was part of a team that contended for the national championship every year. In his six years as a Philadelphia Eagle, he went to the playoffs four times.

So it bears listening to when Justice says that this collection of Colts’ linemen could be “something big.”

Justice knows that “NFL” often means “not for long.” The business side of the game necessitates roster turnover and change. Because of that, he’s not overly concerned with the lack of experience the Colts’ line has with each other.

“Sometimes in the NFL it’s like that. It’s very rare that you find five guys that have played together for a very long time. Hopefully this group will play together for a long time.”

Justice credits head coach Chuck Pagano’s infectious enthusiasm for the pace of development that has observers anxious to see them take the field Sunday against St. Louis.

“He’s really intense. He expects a lot in practice. These are some of the hardest practices I’ve ever had to go through.”

Having played for Andy Reid for the entirety of his NFL career, that’s high praise for Pagano. Justice is mourning the loss this week of Reid’s eldest son, Garrett, who was found dead at Eagles camp at Lehigh University on Monday. Garrett Reid had served as a weight coach for the Eagles, so Justice had gotten to know him very well. Although he hadn’t had an opportunity to speak directly to Andy Reid or anyone with the Eagles, Justice was clearly saddened and shaken by Garrett’s untimely passing.

Justice comes to Indianapolis with a reputation for being involved in the community, something that has been valued highly within the Colts organization. He says getting plugged in here in Indianapolis is a “main focus” and that he’s looking forward to continuing his community service here.

Justice can already see that Indianapolis is “a real family town” and is confident that he and his family will fit in well here, despite it being somewhat “opposite” of Justice’s previous homes in Southern California and Philadelphia.

“My wife’s from the midwest, so she’s used to it…I think we’ll like it here.”

Justice’s veteran presence will go a long way toward helping this young line come together. Once that happens, Justice’s word could become prophetic if the Colts go on to “something big.”


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