Sorry for a lack of early morning posts. I Tweeted a bit while I attended the early morning press conferences at the Colts hotel. I was able to interview Larry Coyer, Alan Williams, Tom Moore, Clyde Christensen, Tony Ugoh, Charlie Johnson, Pat McAfee, and Mike Hart. For you Peyton fans, sorry. It's damn near impossible to get access to him. Hell, the NFL Sirius Radio guys were kind of complaining that they had virtually no access to him. For the guys I did have access to, I'll post the best of my interviews with them when I can.
In addition to all this, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with SI's Peter King. Yes, the same Peter King I have called every name in the book. Peter and I had about a 30 minute conversation about blogs, how people perceive him, how Colts fans view him, and the game of football. Based on that talk, Peter has agreed to an interview with Stampede Blue tonight. I will post the interview as soon as humanly possible.
The buzz around here is still Dwight Freeney's ankle. Larry Coyer told me he has absolutely no idea what Freeney's health or status will be come kick-off. He also told me that the Colts will not change their defense if Freeney is significantly hobbled. It's likely that Raheem Brock will start, and Freeney will be used on third downs. However, any suggestion that Freeney and Robert Mathis will switch at RE and LE is not an option Coyer is considering. In fact, he suggested that he dislikes switching the players, and on the rare occasion it has happened it was at the request of Jim Caldwell. That is indeed interesting. So, those of you looking for a crazy, magical scheme change in the event Freeney is limited, it doesn't seem likely to happen. The Colts will play "their game," Freeney or not.
Pictures, words, and all that will be posted shortly.