December 13, 1993 |
The Colts have won four games this season. Three of them were by the same score - 9-6. If there's one thing Indianapolis does well, it is kick field goals. Or more precisely, settle for them. Dean Biasucci kicked two more yesterday against the Giants, both in the second quarter, from 21 and 26 yards. Last week, he kicked three, including the game-winner in overtime, against the Jets. But this time, also in Giants Stadium, it wasn't enough. The Giants (10-3) clinched a playoff spot with a 20-6 victory.
January 3, 2012 |
CLEANING out the Colts front office may be only the start of the changes in Indianapolis. Team owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts' general manager yesterday. He said there was a good chance coach Jim Caldwell will be back next season, but his evaluation was not over. He also said he must decide whether a healthy Peyton Manning and a new quarterback can coexist in the same locker room, and which veteran free agents come back next year.
November 8, 2002 |
The Indianapolis Colts have lost their Edge, opening the way for a little-known back who just happens to hold the Pennsylvania high school record for career rushing yards. It will be James Mungro and not Edgerrin James behind Peyton Manning when the Eagles play the Colts at Veterans Stadium on Sunday. James and his No. 1 backup, Ricky Williams, are injured and will not play. "I think they're still going to try to run the ball a little bit," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said yesterday.
August 2, 1990 |
Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson is trying to rebuild the bridges he burned during the off-season, but quarterback Chris Chandler is further trying the patience of the Colts' management. During the off-season, Dickerson threatened to retire and criticized his teammates and team management. But Tuesday he offered an olive branch, saying he was sorry if his comments hurt anyone and hinting he might return to the Colts. "I want things resolved," Dickerson told the Indianapolis News.
October 5, 2011
The Colts are 0-4, Peyton Manning has spent more time in the coaches' booth than on the field, and two defensive starters already have season-ending injuries. Could this start get any worse? Yes. After Monday night's 24-17 loss at Tampa Bay, the Colts returned home without a key defensive lineman and questions covering everything from a brewing quarterback controversy to the health of the offensive and defensive lines to poor pass coverage. The Colts, of course, want to accentuate the small positives from this dismal first month.
July 29, 1990 |
With just one typical season, Eric Dickerson could leap into third place among the NFL's all-time rushers. At the rate he's going, Dickerson may talk his way out of football before he gets a chance to rumble past O. J. Simpson, Franco Harris, John Riggins and Tony Dorsett. The NFL's seventh-leading rusher has said he won't report to Indianapolis, and, in fact, he had gone fishing with actor Mickey Rourke off Catalina Island as the Colts opened training camp on Thursday. In response, the Colts are threatening Dickerson with the NFL's version of an ultimatum - "the five-day letter.
December 1, 2008 |
Peyton Manning stepped up to the podium for a postgame interview like he has done so many times following an Indianapolis win. But this time there were no touchdown passes to review, no career milestones to celebrate. The defense, not the quarterback, was the star. Defensive end Robert Mathis scooped up quarterback Derek Anderson's fumble and rumbled 37 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Colts stayed in the thick of the AFC playoff chase by winning their fifth straight, 10-6 over the host Cleveland Browns.
October 22, 1993 |
Indianapolis coach Ted Marchibroda says that quarterback Jeff George will start for first time this fall when the Colts play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Jack Trudeau started the first five games for Indianapolis, and the result was a 2-3 record and three offensive touchdowns. George, a starter since his rookie year in 1990, joined the team late after staging a bitter 36-day holdout. "You want your No. 1 guy going for you," Marchibroda said earlier in the week. "It's tough to win 16 games with your No. 2 guy. " Miami beat Indianapolis, 24-20, in the opening week of the season on Dan Marino's touchdown pass with 35 seconds left.
April 27, 1995 |
The Indianapolis Colts reached an agreement yesterday on a three-year, $6 million contract with quarterback Craig Erickson, completing a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first-round draft choice. Bill Tobin, Indianapolis's vice president and director of football operations, said the Colts would send Tampa Bay their 1996 first-round pick as part of the trade. "We'll also be giving them our fourth-round pick next year if certain conditions are met," Tobin said, adding that the conditions were too complicated to discuss.
May 8, 1997 |
Colts owner Jim Irsay says Indianapolis might not be big enough for two major league sports teams. Unless the NFL franchise can rework its lease with the city-owned RCA Dome, it will lose $30 million over the next three or four years because of rising player costs, he said. "Can [this market] support the Pacers and the Colts? Those are questions that I'm asking. Those are questions I know the city is asking themselves," Irsay said. Irsay's remarks come as team and city officials continue to grapple with the Colts' future - and whether Indianapolis can keep the team.