I think we were all looking forward to the home opener, where we hoped that the Colts would heal up against the Browns after getting slaughtered by the Texans. What we got was a depressing reassurance that the Colts really do revolve around Peyton Manning, and almost no one else makes much of a difference. The next 15 weeks are going to be painful.
- Adam Vinatieri missed his only field goal attempt last week but rebounded with 13 points against the Browns.
- Kavell Conner stepped into the LB void and made 10 tackles (4 solo).
- Pat Angerer filled in ably for Gary Brackett in the middle.
- Antoine Bethea made some big plays, found his way into the backfield a couple of times, and recovered a fumble.
- Joseph Addai picked up 64 yards on 14 carries and appears to be somewhat refreshed this season.
- Delone Carter carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards.
- The offensive looked marginally tighter in helping that running game along.
- Kerry Collins fumbled again and went just 19-of-38 passing.
- Special teams couldn’t do much with speedster Josh Cribbs, as he averaged 40 yards on kickoff returns and 23 on punt returns. At least he didn’t take one back.
- Jerry Hughes continued to be Jerry Hughes.
- Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, and Anthony Castonzo all participated in at least one tackle. They’re offensive players.