What an eventful and disastrous week three in the NFL! It’s safe to say every football fan can put his or her hatred of each other’s teams aside to agree that we are all disgusted by the current state of the National Football League! Now to Colts’ news. In case you were sleeping under a rock, here are all the things that went on with the Indianapolis Colts recently.
The Colts finished week three with a record of 1-2 after their close loss to the Jaguars. The team had a good lead going into the second half but the Jaguars crept up to gain the lead early in the fourth quarter. Vinateri kicked a successful 37 yard field goal to give the Colts a one point lead with just seconds left in the fourth. No one expected Jaguars QB, Blaine Gabbert to complete an 80 yard touchdown that would seal the deal of the Jaguars’ surprising victory in Lucas Oil…talk about picking up your face! The team got back to practice today and they will have a bye week to reflect on this disappointing loss.
Last week, I reported on the starters on the injury list and this week, to our regret, Austin Collie (WR) is out for the rest of the season! Collie suffered a ruptured knee tendon during the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. This news is devastating to the team and fans that have been rooting for Collie’s recovery from a series of concussions which kept him out most of the preseason and the beginning of the regular. Sigh…
This week the coaching staff seems to be creating more changes to the roster which includes the release of guard Trai Essex. They have recently picked up former Patriots CB Darius Butler which raises some eyebrows about the severity of the injury of CB Vontae Davis. Also new to the roster is WR Nathan Palmer from the 49ers practice squad. This is an important move for the organization now as Collie’s time as a Colt could be on its last leg. A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Palmer has expressed his excitement to be back in Indiana and to have a chance to work with rookie QB Andrew Luck.
It will be both stressful and exciting to see all of the changes this young Colts team will experience in the near future, but we will get it right soon!