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Curtis Painter will start on Sunday

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The Colts resisted publicly naming Curtis Painter their starting quarterback all week, but they finally gave the word on Friday.

Painter will start against the Chiefs. Colts coach Jim Caldwell made the announcement on Friday.

“I probably didn’t make myself clear earlier in the week,” Caldwell said. “I said this early in the week, that yeah, there’s no question, he’s our starter, and he’s practiced well.”

Caldwell really didn’t make himself clear if he meant to let the world know Painter would remain under center. On Tuesday, Caldwell said he wasn’t ready to make a decision and Painter said Wednesday that he didn’t know who was going to get the start. Whatever lingering doubt Caldwell might have had about Painter was probably alleviated when Collins said that he’s still struggling with the aftereffects of the concussion he suffered against the Steelers in Week Three. He did light work at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but said that this is the worst concussion he’s suffered in his NFL career.

Painter was 13-of-30 for 281 yards and two touchdowns in Indy’s 24-17 loss to Tampa on Monday night. This will be his second career start.

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26 Responses to “Curtis Painter will start on Sunday”
  1. silversun60 says: Oct 7, 2011 2:47 PM

    In related news, Andrew Luck has hired a real estate agent in Indianapolis.

  2. gr8whte says: Oct 7, 2011 2:48 PM

    The kid can play

  3. tallguyme says: Oct 7, 2011 2:49 PM

    Colts. Suck.

  4. waxthat says: Oct 7, 2011 2:50 PM

    Time to hang it up, Kerry. Gotta worry about your future, get your mind right.

  5. cletusvandam says: Oct 7, 2011 2:57 PM

    I guess someone finally told Caldwell what the lineup was going to be.

  6. donz0 says: Oct 7, 2011 2:57 PM

    Colts 28 Chiefs 17

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:02 PM

    What other option do they have? Why is this such pressing news?

  8. ar1888 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:08 PM

    Hello,Mr Obvious.
    Longtime listener first time caller.

  9. wetpaperbag2 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:09 PM

    I think Painter would have done far better if the Colts had the common sense to at least give him SOME of the reps while Peyton was the starter. What’s the sense of having a backup QB if you don’t prepare him? Might as well gone into the season with one QB on the roster.

    For Indy to think that Peyton would NEVER get injured and miss some time is nothing but pure arrogance and ignorance. Karma has taught them a painful lesson this year.

  10. wingz101 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:16 PM

    They should just cut Collins and ride Painter to a top 10 pick. The Colts still have some excellent players so they aren’t going to finish dead last and get Luck, but unless they get lucky, there is no way they make the post season.

  11. monsterscream says: Oct 7, 2011 3:17 PM

    Scaldwell is a JOKE.

  12. 1acrowskids says: Oct 7, 2011 3:25 PM

    When K.Collins heard Indy brought in a guy off his deer stand to block T.Hali, he turned to Painter and says “Its all you kid.”

  13. pigskinswag says: Oct 7, 2011 3:39 PM

    Reggie Wayne approves.

  14. faulkana says: Oct 7, 2011 3:39 PM

    monsterscream says:
    Oct 7, 2011 3:17 PM
    Scaldwell is a JOKE.
    ——————————————-

    Is “Scaldwell” supposed to be a funny joke?
    If so….I don’t get it.

  15. itstariq says: Oct 7, 2011 3:49 PM

    Good. Stop jerking the guy’s confidence around. He played alright in the last game, why wasn’t there any show of support from the coaches or management?

  16. broncobillie says: Oct 7, 2011 3:54 PM

    Actually, I think this will hurt the Colts in the Suck for Luck race, because Painter’s not all that bad. The Colts could end the season with a better record than the Dolphins.

    Maybe they can still draft high enough to get a good running back, a really good one that they hold on to (and not trade away like they did Marshall Faulk).

  17. firedup1 says: Oct 7, 2011 4:06 PM

    Chiefs take this one….and its about time they finally beat the Colts.

  18. catman72 says: Oct 7, 2011 4:31 PM

    …and the Colts will move one step closer to drafting Andrew Luck.

  19. chocolatebaconbutter says: Oct 7, 2011 4:35 PM

    I saw a guy with a Colts “Painter” jersey the other day. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe they sold them, much less someone buying one. I don’t even think Curtis Painter’s family has Curtis Painter jerseys.

  20. nattyboh says: Oct 7, 2011 4:38 PM

    Curtis Painter might get booed for destroying Indy’s chances of getting Andrew Luck.

  21. bloomingtonindy says: Oct 7, 2011 4:38 PM

    quote/Good. Stop jerking the guy’s confidence around. He played alright in the last game, why wasn’t there any show of support from the coaches or management?/endquote

    Um… because Radio (Caldwell) seems to be incapable of displaying any interaction with his players. Overall the Colts coaching staff is for the most part the most uninvolved/quiet group in the NFL. Sit behind their bench for one game. It is pretty evident there is very little fire in most of the coaching staff.

  22. pacificamjr says: Oct 7, 2011 4:59 PM

    does anyone on the planet think caldwell is a good coach?

    thumbs up for yes, down for no

  23. flavordave says: Oct 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    I still cant believe that the Colts gave Peyton the extension money, then he immediately went and had surgery. Wheres the due dilligence?

  24. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 7, 2011 7:17 PM

    Paint Your Wagon!…favorite Eastwood movie

  25. Soulman45 says: Oct 7, 2011 7:22 PM

    Payton should become a full time coach he will never be a starter again he not as good as Painter .

  26. savannahrose44 says: Oct 7, 2011 8:44 PM

    Collins said that he’s still struggling with the aftereffects of the concussion he suffered against the Steelers in Week Three. He did light work at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but said that this is the worst concussion he’s suffered in his NFL career.

    If Kerry Collins is smart he will retire. I don’t know how many concussions this guy has had but they are nothing to be made light of.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2011/07/25/peek-inside-the-chronically-damaged-brain-of-an-nfl-player/

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