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.
November 28, 1991 |
The Indianapolis Colts activated running back Eric Dickerson yesterday, ending his three-week suspension. Dickerson, the NFL's fourth all-time leading rusher, had been suspended for four weeks, but by mutual agreement his absence was cut to three weeks and he agreed to pay the club $225,000. He had been suspended without pay for what the club said was insubordination, conduct detrimental to the team and refusing to practice. However, negotiators for both Dickerson and the team agreed to terminate the suspension.
October 16, 1990 |
There have been two turning points so far this season for the Cumberland Regional field hockey team. The first came when the Colts visited Millville and defeated the Thunderbolts, 3-0, in their first game of the season. "We hadn't beaten them in three years," coach Jeanne Barry said. "We had four losses and two ties against them. That game was a big confidence booster. " Next, Barry said, came the game that reminded the Colts not to let their confidence turn into overconfidence.
November 12, 2007 |
PEYTON MANNING was poised to turn one of his worst games into one of his most memorable. Then Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field-goal attempt with 1 minute, 31 seconds left, and host San Diego held on last night for a wild 23-21 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis. Manning, who set a Colts franchise record with six interceptions, had driven the Colts to the Chargers' 12. Vinatieri, who had won two Super Bowls for New England with last-second kicks, pushed his kick just wide right.
November 18, 2007 |
The Indianapolis Colts yesterday waived defensive tackle Dan Klecko who had helped them win the AFC championship last January. The former Temple star's touchdown reception on a goal-line play helped rally the Colts from a 21-6 halftime deficit in the victory over New England. But he was limited to two tackles in three games this season. About 25 football players from Easton High who got mohawk haircuts before their Thanksgiving game have been told to shave their heads or risk suspension.
October 26, 2007 |
Colts (-6) over PANTHERS Apparently, Peyton Manning and Indianapolis like staying under the radar. The defending Super Bowl champions have won 11 in a row and have covered eight of the last 10, and yet all the chatter is about New England and Tom Brady, with a little Brett Favre on the side. Not a whole lot of respect for the Horseshoes. They just beat a very tough Jacksonville team Monday night, 29-7, and made it look easy. The Colts have the second-best offense in the AFC and the third-best defense in the entire NFL. Some folks, including the one sitting at this keyboard, think this Indy squad is more complete than last year's champs.