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 June 15-17th.
By: Steve Gleason, Sports Illustrated
For the next few weeks, Peter King’s normal Monday Morning Quarterback will be filled with content from guest writers.
This week it comes in the form of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints special teams standout.
Gleason shares a very heart warming story on his struggle with ALS and even explains the struggles he has to go through just to type the MMQB piece.
By: Phil Richards, Indianapolis Star
Richards sports front piece is a feature on the Colts first round draft pick.
The piece highlights many people who have had a major impact on Werner’s path from Germany and now to the Indianapolis Colts.
Werner’s story has been well documented and now it’s the progression on the field that is the next hurdle in an incredible journey.
“He’s a natural,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of Werner’s move from college defensive end to professional outside linebacker. “He’s a great athlete. We know his measurables, all those things we know. But the one thing we didn’t know was, we had a good idea, but the F.B.I., what we are putting on his plate, his football intelligence, is off the charts.
“He doesn’t make many mental (mistakes), so we’re going to keep throwing stuff at him and use him in a bunch of different roles. He can be effective not only in the run game, but when we get to third down, he’s going to be a hard guy to block.”
By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
The breakdown to a 53-man roster will be the hot topic over the next few months and Chappell took a look at that magical number in a blog over the weekend.
Chappell notes the depth that is on both sides of the football that goes hand-in-hand with the rise in expectations after an 11-5 regular season.
“It’s like when I walked in here for the first time and you see all those banners, we want to build off that,’’ Ryan Grigson said. “We set the bar high. Our owner sets the bar high.
“We expect greatness.’’
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