FROM THE SADDLE (official team news)
- Jim Caldwell visited with newly appointed starting QB Dan Orlovsky via his office and Curtis Painter thinks his role has "changed a little bit". No, Curtis, you just returned home.
- Colts.com takes a look at the upcoming match-up versus the Patriots. Translation: Lord help us.
GREEN APPLES AND ROAD APPLES (media analysis)
- Housecleaning: Larry Coyer gets a swift kick to the curb and the pressure to avoid 0-16 switches to a guy who knows the dreaded mark all too well.
- Phil Wilson recommends some obvious, but important suggestions to the new face of the Colts defense, Mike Murphy.
- Bill Belichick talks up the Colts after facing "garbage" questions about how easy of a game they should be for the Patriots. Appreciate it, Bill.
- "...no player should suffer the fate of being on two 0-16 teams." Hopefully fate doesn't truly hate Mr. Orlovsky.
- You thought the Colts were bad on offense? Well, the Jaguars are worse. And no, I'm not joking.
APPLE PIE (SB Nation goodies)
- This Sunday's "clash" of the Colts-Patriots surprisingly doesn't entail the biggest point spread ever. Who said there's no such thing as moral victories?!
- SB Nation looks at various head coaches from 2009 and how their careers have developed. Jim Caldwell is categorized under the "Dead Men Walking" label.