The quiet weekends around the NFL will be coming to an end very soon. This weekend the news was pretty quiet around the Colts camp with Mike Chappell looking at one of the longest-tenured Colts at the long snapper position. Also, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is back writing his must-read Monday Morning Quarterback columns.
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 Saturday, July 13th-Monday, July 15th.
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
Snow, one of the longest tenured Colts, cracks Chappell’s all-time Indy team at the long snapper position.
The longevity of Snow’s career in Indianapolis (was signed in 2000 as an undrafted free agent) was a feat in itself but the way he went out was equally as impressive.
With Matt Overton in the 2012 training camp, Snow helped the young long snapper in adapting to NFL life, knowing that his own spot was in jeopardy.
“Look at his career, how long it was,’’ said punter Pat McAfee, who received Snow’s snaps as the holder for placekicker Adam Vinatieri. “Justin played for over a decade in one city. That’s unfathomable.
“Long snappers are just like guys in baseball, guys in golf, guys in (place)kicking. You go through droughts. Justin Snow never did that. It was an honor to be able to work with such a professional when I was a young guy.
“He was just so damn good.’’
By: Peter King, Sports Illustrated
King is back from vacation with the start of another NFL season approaching.
In this week’s MMQB, King talks about the new football centric website he is starting up and covers some of the major headlines around the NFL in the past week.
As is mostly the case this time of the year the news involves mostly off-the-field issues and that is what King delved into on Monday.
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