INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Every week, Bob Kravitz offers his Dopey Report Card on the Indianapolis Colts' performance. This week, he breaks down the Colts' loss to the Arizona Cardinals. There’s not a lot to say about a team that rushes 29 times for 76 yards, a 2.6 average. If the Colts are going to win a game without Andrew Luck in the lineup, they’ve got to run the football effectively; Sunday was a mixed bag at best. Frank Gore rushed 14 times for 46 yards.
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — This column demands nuance. And frankly, nuance is not something sports columnists do well, or prefer to do in the wake of an NFL game. If the team you're covering is awful, as was the case last Sunday, a writer can let the team have it with both barrels, and possibly a machete for good measure. If the team you’re covering is great, you can praise them and gush over them and generally treat them like living gods.
For a week now, Chuck Pagano has been playing it coy, or as coy as Pagano can be, about the identity of his quarterback Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Never mind that there are several national reports insisting Jacoby Brissett will be starting, which any dunce could have assumed about five seconds after Scott Tolzien threw his second pick-six against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.
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