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Pagano talks the fortitude of Luck, Wayne’s speech to the team and his halftime message

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 5, 2013 – 11:25 am

With the regular season back in action, the Chuck Pagano show returns hosted by ‘Voice of the Colts’ Bob Lamey on Monday nights.

Here’s some of the highlights from Pagano’s show following the team’s 27-24 victory in Houston:

On the play of Andrew Luck on Sunday night:

“Right when you think you’ve seen the special, special plays, the ability that Andrew possesses in making plays, doing things for this team, he just one ups it again. He’s remarkable. He’s unflappable. He’s got a positive outlook and approach on everything. He shoulders all the blame. He puts everything on his shoulders. He puts that whole offense on his back and he just looks everyone of those guys in the eye and says, ‘Hey, we are going to get this thing done. We are going to take this thing down the field and we are going to score. We are going to score again.’ The guy is just an incredible, incredible talent but what a leader. We are very fortunate to have him under center.”

On Reggie Wayne talking to team Saturday night:

“That’s Reggie. I had nothing to do with it. We’ve got a great owner in Mr. Irsay that made that thing possible and made that happen. Reggie being Reggie, we say he’s already ahead of schedule. He’s gets the green light from Dr. Uribe down in Miami on Thursday because we had been talking about it. It had been killing him to be away even for one day in going down for the surgery last Friday. It was just killing him to be away from here obviously. Thank God we’ve got the owner we’ve got and having Reggie healthy enough and able enough to say…and he didn’t say much but what he said was so impactful and meant so much to our guys.”

On Pagano’s halftime message:

“Well, this being a family network (laughs) I can’t really go there. But no, all kidding aside Bob, we’ve been there many times before. It’s not a place we want to be. We don’t try to be there but we certainly know that we are more than capable of mounting a comeback, no matter what the circumstances are. We just said, ‘Hey look, nothing in the first half resembled what Colts football is. Let’s go back to fundamentals, go back to technique, do our job and play it better.’ That’s what our guys did sticking to the process.”

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Eye on the Prize: AFC South Standings after Week Nine

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:53 am

Each week will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Here is a look after Week Nine:

Colts 27, Texans 24

-The Texans jumped out to a 21-3 halftime lead behind the prolific night of Andre Johnson. The Pro Bowl wide receiver had nine catches for 229 receiving yards and three touchdowns. New starting quarterback Case Keenum threw for 350 yards in his first home start. However, Houston could not make the necessary stops in the second half and dropped its sixth straight game. Houston will hit the road next week before three straight home games.

NEXT GAME: @Arizona, Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST

Titans 28, Rams 21

-In a back-and-forth road contest, the Titans made the plays in the final quarter to even their record at 4-4. Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson had perhaps his best game of 2013 with 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Starting quarterback Jake Locker threw two interceptions but it was a 45-yard completion to Kendall Wright that set-up the game-winning score by Johnson. The Titans will play host to Jacksonville on Sunday before staying at home against the Colts a week from Thursday.

NEXT GAME: Jacksonville, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST

Bye Week

-The Jaguars will come off a bye week and hit the road to take on the Tennessee Titans this weekend.

NEXT GAME: @Tennessee, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST.

2013 AFC South Standings

Indianapolis 6-2

Tennessee 4-4

Houston 2-6

Jacksonville 0-8

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2014 Pro Bowl Voting has begun

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:30 am

With the NFL season reaching the halfway point of the season, it’s time to start thinking about who might make this year’s Pro Bowl rosters.

However, there’s a twist to the 2014 Pro Bowl and the 88 players that will be selected.

The teams will be captained by the NFL’s top two vote-getters on each side of the ball with those players becoming team captains for Deion Sanders’ team and Jerry Rice’s team.

Those players and captains will then choose from the voted all-stars in a fantasy draft style setting with the chance for players from the same team playing against each other (i.e. Andrew Luck and Robert Mathis could be on opposite teams.).

Voting for the 2014 Pro Bowl, played on Sunday, Jan. 26, began last week and fans can vote by heading to

This is the first year for this format since the game made its debut in 1971.

The voting for the 2014 Pro Bowl consists of one-third fans, players and coaches vote.

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