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Peyton Manning to drive pace car for Daytona 500

Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500. NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the Manning would serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 60th running of “The Great American Race.” “Serving as the Honorary Pace Car Driver [more]

Frank Reich wasn’t Colts’ top choice, but they believe he was right choice

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard made a list of 10 candidates in December when it became obvious the team would part ways with Chuck Pagano. Frank Reich didn’t make Ballard’s top five. “I thought about it after I got done interviewing him,” Ballard said, via Mike Wells of ESPN. “I go, ‘My Lord, what was [more]

Frank Reich on Andrew Luck: Winning championships is about everybody

Frank Reich fielded several questions during his first press conference as the Colts head coach on Tuesday, including a couple about the status of quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck missed all of last season with a right shoulder injury and there have been questions about his readiness for the 2018 season. General Manager Chris Ballard downplayed [more]

Frank Reich: Every detail matters in building champion

It came later than expected, but the Colts finally held a press conference to introduce their new head coach on Tuesday afternoon. It’s Frank Reich and team owner Jim Irsay opened the proceedings by saying that Reich is a “perfect fit” despite the winding road that the Colts took to get to this point. General [more]

Marv Levy throws his support behind Frank Reich in taking over Colts

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy was effusive in his praise of new Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich. Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Levy spoke highly of the former Bills backup quarterback whom he spent nine years coaching in Buffalo. “I was pulling very hard for him to get the job,” Levy said. [more]

Report: Colts are hiring Nick Sirianni as offensive coordinator

Nick Sirianni was pegged as the top candidate for the Colts’ offensive coordinator job as soon as the Chargers granted Indianapolis permission to talk to him. It didn’t take long for the Colts to hire Sirianni. The Chargers wide receivers coach will join Frank Reich in Indianapolis, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Sirianni began his [more]

Colts announce press conference to introduce Frank Reich

Six days ago, the Colts public relations staff sent out the same press conference they emailed Monday. Except the headline on the old release read: Introductory press conference for Josh McDaniels for Wednesday, February 7. The team won’t have to cancel this time. With Frank Reich signed, sealed and delivered, the team’s new coach will [more]

McAfee: Reich will “make the Colts great again”

A year ago, former Colts punter Pat McAfee was happy to see G.M. Ryan Grigson get fired. McAfee is now very happy to see coach Frank Reich get hired. McAfee visited Monday’s PFT Live, and he shared his own experience with Reich, based on McAfee’s status as the Indianapolis emergency quarterback when Reich served as [more]

Chuck Pagano, Chris Ballard remember Edwin Jackson’s smile

Former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and current General Manager Chris Ballard attended Edwin Jackson‘s celebration of life service in Atlanta on Monday and shared fond memories of the linebacker. “I’ll never forget the first time he came to West 56th, and he sat down and I said, ‘I just have to know where you [more]

Saquon Barkley gets a Nike deal

He may not become the first overall pick in the draft, but he’s the first member of the incoming draft class to ink an endorsement deal. According to the Allentown Morning Call (via SportsBusiness Daily), former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Nike. Agent Kim Miale told [more]

Report: Vontae Davis cleared after core muscle surgery

Cornerback Vontae Davis saw his time with the Colts end abruptly last November when the team released him amid a disagreement about how much Davis was being bothered by a core muscle injury. The Colts said he was healthy and wasn’t playing well, but Davis wound up having surgery after getting dropped from the roster [more]

Belichick opened the vault for McDaniels 10 years ago

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels decided to remain with the team in part because head coach Bill Belichick plans to open the vault for his pupil. “Bill Belichick said to him, ‘I want you to be by my side. I am going to open my world to you,’” said Mike Reiss of ESPN.com last week. “‘Show you [more]

Colts establish a scholarship in Edwin Jackson’s honor

Edwin Jackson‘s funeral is being held in Atlanta on Monday with past and present members of the Colts organization on hand as their former linebacker is laid to rest. The Colts also announced the creation of a scholarship in Jackson’s honor on Monday morning. Colts owner Jim Irsay gave a $25,000 gift to establish the [more]

Peyton Manning praised Frank Reich, nine years ago

Frank Reich has returned to Indianapolis, the place where his coaching career began in 2006. Three years later, quarterback Peyton Manning offered high praise for Reich, who was in his first year as the team’s quarterbacks coach. “Frank has got a lot of football knowledge,” Manning said in 2009, via Colts.com. “I really think at [more]

Bill Polian on Frank Reich: “He’s everything you want”

Bill Polian picked Frank Reich three times already. So it’s natural that the Hall of Fame General Manager thinks one of his old teams nailed it by hiring Reich as their head coach. Via Mike Chappell of Fox 59, Polian gave the Colts rave reviews for the hire, which seems natural. Polian drafted Reich in [more]

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