In today’s installment of Daily Headlines, Mike Chappell begins on the defensive side of his all-Indy team. Also, Forbes comes out with a list of their top-50 most valuable sports franchises in the world. Where do the Colts rank?
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 Tuesday, July 16th.
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
Chappell moves over to the other side of the football with the defensive tackles for his all-Indy team.
He begins with Ellis Johnson who longtime Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck raved about.
“I remember Ellis coming out,’’ said Teerlinck, who was on the Detroit Lions staff for the ’95 draft. “I loved him.’’
Teerlinck and Arizona Cardinals head coach Buddy Ryan were in Gainesville, Fla. for the workouts of Johnson and Gators defensive end Kevin Carter.
“We worked those two guys out and Ellis had a great workout,’’ Teerlinck said. “Ellis was a great, great player.’’
And then there was Brock who came out of Temple and turned himself into a very fine defensive tackle at just 274 pounds.
“It was a great move when we put Raheem inside,’’ Teerlinck said. “He wasn’t going to beat out Mathis or Freeney (at end), but he was a very good nickel defensive tackle.’’
Teerlinck added he didn’t want the 6-4, 274-pound Brock at tackle in short-yardage situations, but “he had a real good career as an inside rusher.’’
By: Star Report, Indy Star
The Colts checked in at No. 20 on the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams with a team valued at 1.154 billion according to Forbes.
According to Forbes, “The Colts play in one of NFL’s smallest markets, but are among the most valuable teams thanks to a sweetheart stadium deal, passionate fans and regular playoff appearances. The Colts made a smooth transition at QB last season from four-time MVP Peyton Manning to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck.”
No. 1 is Real Madrid, at $3.3 billion.
Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made the list; only St. Louis (51) and Jacksonville (52) narrowly missed the top 50.
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