Tuesday’s off day for the Colts came with a quiet news day minus a pair of roster moves. Today’s news looks at the unheralded play of Delano Howell and the disciplined nature the Colts have played with after the first month of the year.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, September 25th.
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indy Star
Starting for LaRon Landry on Sunday afternoon, Delano Howell had some extra motivation in his first NFL start.
When CBS had its TV production meeting with Colts coach Chuck Pagano to advance Sunday’s game at San Francisco, one question was to be expected: Who will start for injured safety LaRon Landry?
The answer was a surprise: Delano Howell.
“They were like, ‘Who?’ ” Pagano said Monday, a day after the Colts’ 27-7 win over the 49ers. “I made sure I told Delano that before the game started.”
Not that the second-year safety needed incentive to play well in his first NFL start, but Pagano’s motivational ploy resonated.
“It definitely fired me up,” Howell said.
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
The Colts have been extremely disciplined in 2013 as the team’s seven penalties are the fewest in the NFL by four penalties.
One of the reasons the Colts are 2-1 is because they aren’t beating themselves with penalties (outside of the illegal shift call on receiver Reggie Wayne that took away tight end Coby Fleener’s touchdown against Miami). The Colts have only been called for seven penalties this season, which puts them at the top of the league in that category. The 49ers, meanwhile, have been called for 29 penalties on the season.
“Just shows that our coaches are doing an outstanding job and our players are doing a great job of playing with proper fundamentals and technique and playing smart football, playing great situational football,” Pagano said. “We talk about the enemy being in our camp. It’s not necessarily your opponent. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.”
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