Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 18TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 18, 2013 – 8:41 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Cols QB Andrew Luck’s goals for Year 2? Win a title, get better at everything
Colts former GM Bill Polian: ‘you’ve got to try and win every game’
Colts notes: LB Pat Angerer rebounding from second surgery on broken foot
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 4, DE Dwight Freeney
Colts offseason conditioning: what’s new after getting reacquainted in locker room
Sizing up the Colts’ pre-NFL draft roster: linebackers
Colts Notebook: Vinatieri expects warm welcome for Manning
Indianapolis Colts cheerleader: Most amazing feeling in the world
Colts’ new-look offense defies definition

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: Defensive tackles
Colts Mailbag
Colts top draft pick: tight end
Only going to get better

AFC SOUTH BLOG
On enthusiasm at the start for Jaguars
A look at Titans’ unofficial depth chart
Another Mel mock? You bet!
On AFC South and 2010 draft’s first round

NFL NEWS
Ertz, Eifert top NFL prospects at tight end
Antioch’s Quinton Patton races toward NFL
Jaguars Notebook: Blaine Gabbert not worried about possibility of drafting QB
Clay Matthews signs extension
Peyton Manning wants faster offense
No perfect time

AFC TEAM NEWS
Tim Tebow may or may not be in competition for NY Jets’ QB job, says GM John Idzik
Jaworski likens Manuel to Kaepernick

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants’ Justin Tuck says team won’t miss Victor Cruz until Week 1 of NFL season
Lack of mental errors pleases Bears’ Trestman


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CENTER STAGE AGAIN

Posted by craigkelleycolts on February 23, 2013 – 9:39 am

In playing 51 games at Notre Dame, predominantly in the middle of the Irish defense, Manti Te’o rarely found himself far from center stage.

Today will be no different at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Te’o will be the focus of attention by a healthy percentage of the 800-plus credentialed media at the combine.

It will be anything but off-Broadway, or off-Capitol Street in the case of Indianapolis.

There have been interview attractions through the years.  Before players were put into a podium structure, they were backed into corners of hotel areas while media pounced.

In 1998, Peyton Manning was up against wall in the restaurant of the Holiday Inn Crowne Center as NFL scribes worked him over.  Manning handled it with his typical aplomb for 20 minutes.  Last year, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III held structured availabilities that drew masses.

Today, Te’o may set a record.

Te’o will cut through the crowd to address questions likely not too related to his measurables.  It will be necessary for the personal matter he has endured over the past few weeks.

Players from Notre Dame are famous for their poise.  Te’o should play his own game.  He has done well to this point in a difficult situation, and observers should expect nothing different today.

Personnel evaluators will have their chances with him in private interviews.  Many, such as John Elway, were prominent collegians, too.  They remember the challenges of youth, and they now are charged with bringing young adults into a very professional, competitive business.

“I just want to talk to him,” said Elway.  “Personally, I don’t get caught up in everything that is swirling around him.  I’m looking forward to sitting down and talking to him.

“I know him as a football player.  He’s a very good football player.  He’s going to have a successful career in the NFL.”

Today will not be the first time Te’o has been in this public position, and it won’t be his last.

Former teammate Tyler Eifert drew less notice on Friday when he met with combine media, and he feels Te’o is holding up well.

“Manti is one of my good friends and he’s a good person with a good heart.  He’s just got stuck in a bad situation,” said Eifert.  “He’s doing great.  I’m sure he’ll be a little bit nervous, but there is nothing for him to be nervous about.  I’m sure he’ll get a lot of questions about it.  He’s a smart, smart guy.  He didn’t do anything wrong.  But he’ll be able to answer those questions.”


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