September 4, 2014 |
IN THE PAST, some have accused Roger Goodell of dropping the ball when it comes to issuing suspensions. Yesterday, he dropped the hammer. On an owner, no less. The NFL commissioner suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay for six regular-season games and gave him a maximum fine of $500,000 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. That's a bit more than the four-game suspension players such as Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson get for a first-time violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
November 6, 2006 |
Peyton Manning got help from an unlikely source - his defense - and the Colts remained the NFL's only unbeaten team. The Patriots also were victimized for the first time by Adam Vinatieri as Indianapolis won last night, 27-20. With his once adoring fans booing, he kicked two field goals in his first game against New England since leaving as a free agent. But he also missed twice in the second half. A steady Manning (20-for-36, 326 yards) threw for two touchdowns, while the Colts intercepted Tom Brady four times and allowed no touchdown passes, only two scoring runs by Corey Dillon and two field goals by rookie Stephen Gostkowski.
September 1, 2005 |
The Indianapolis Colts are close to an agreement with former Eagles defensive tackle Corey Simon, ESPN.com reported last night. The Web site cited sources close to the negotiations. The 28-year-old Simon became an unrestricted free agent Sunday after the Eagles removed his franchise tag. The former Pro Bowl player refused to sign a $5.13 million franchise tender the Eagles offered him after the Super Bowl. Simon spent five seasons with the Eagles after they selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2000 draft.
October 1, 1990 |
For 1 minute, 51 seconds yesterday, the Colts magically turned back the NFL clock. Jack Trudeau became Johnny Unitas. Bill Brooks became Raymond Berry. And the Colts became winners for the first time this season, shocking the Eagles, 24-23, at Veterans Stadium. Trudeau, the Colts quarterback, drove his underdog team 82 yards in 14 plays, masterfully working the clock and overcoming three penalties, finally hitting wide receiver Brooks with a 6-yard touchdown pass as time ran out. In all, Trudeau completed seven passes in the winning drive, six of which were to Brooks.
August 19, 2009 |
As Andy Reid read the names, it seemed as if the Eagles coach was reciting his starting team. Twelve players will not make the trip to Indianapolis for tomorrow's preseason game against the Colts. Of the 12, 11 are injured. Of those 11, four of them are projected starters on the offensive line. All four linemen could be ready to start when the season opens in less than four weeks, but there is no definite timetable for the return of guards Todd Herremans and Stacy Andrews and tackles Jason Peters and Shawn Andrews.
July 14, 1995 |
The Indianapolis Colts gave defensive lineman Steve Emtman an ultimatum - renegotiate or be released. The Colts, trying to maneuver under the salary cap, said yesterday they can't afford his contract for this season. Bill Tobin, the team's director of football operations, called the decision the "toughest I've made since joining the Colts. " Emtman, the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NFL draft, has been beset by injuries since joining the team from the University of Washington.
November 9, 2005 |
Peyton Manning's first win at New England gave Monday Night Football its highest TV rating in five years. The Colts' 40-21 victory over the Patriots received a rating of 14.3, the highest since the 15.2 recorded by St. Louis' visit to Tampa Bay on Dec. 18, 2000. Morever, the broadcast was seen in 15,719,000 homes, the most on MNF since Dallas played at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 1999, when 16,312,000 homes were tuned in. Manning, who won for the first time in eight tries in Foxborough, Mass.
September 28, 1990 |
There is nothing quite like a blocked kick to lift a struggling offense, pressure a tiring defense and infuse football fans with instantaneous horror or delight. For those reasons, and a few others, it should be no surprise if the Eagles (1-2) ignore the law of averages Sunday at Veterans Stadium and try to block a punt for the second week in a row when they face the winless and desperate Colts (0-3). The Eagles partially blocked a punt in the third quarter of last week's 27-21 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, when Izel Jenkins zoomed in from an outside spot unblocked to get his hand on the ball before it traveled all of 14 yards.
February 28, 1997 |
The Eagles are in the market for a big, versatile defensive lineman, one who can supply penetration from the tackle position. And hey, if he can play end too, so much the better. That somewhat is the book on Bernard Whittington, a late-bloomer, undrafted coming out of Indiana in 1994. He spent three years with Indianapolis. He's a restricted free agent, which means the Colts will have a chance to retain him if they wish, but he certainly seems an interesting option for the Eagles.
November 25, 1987 |
As it turns out, Colts owner Robert Irsay's presence on the Indianapolis sideline Sunday in Sullivan Stadium wasn't solely for inspirational purposes, as coach Ron Meyer claimed following his team's 24-0 loss to the New England Patriots. Meyer had denied an hour after the game that the Colts' owner may have tried to meddle into game strategy, as he has done in the past. But a videotape with audio track, aired by Indianapolis TV station WISH, indicated otherwise. The TV station had a microphone on Meyer for the entire game, as part of a segment scheduled for the coach's regular Sunday morning pregame show.