Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich had his weekly conference call Monday with the media and gave several updates.
Injury-wise, TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee) & DE Justin Houston (hip) will be monitored this week, Frank Reich says, as will DT/DE Denico Autry (ankle) & S Julian Blackmon (groin).— Andrew Walker (@AWalkerColts) October 12, 2020
Too early to tell for this Sunday for LB Darius Leonard & T Anthony Castonzo.
Frank Reich gave injury updates to the media today. Tight end Mo Alie-Cox has a knee injury and was noticed limping during the Browns game. Alie-Cox had no receptions yesterday and this could be a big reason why. Defensive end Justin Houston has a hip injury which didn’t appear to limit him in the Browns game. Both Alie-Cox and Houston will be monitored this week. Defensive end Denico Autry has an ankle injury and safety Julian Blackmon has a groin injury, both had to leave the game Sunday but managed to return and finish the game. Add Blackmon and Autry to those who will be monitored this week.
Reich spoke on starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo and linebacker Darius Leonard who both missed the Browns game with injuries. He said it was too early in the week to tell if they could be available for the Bengals this Sunday. Castonzo and Leonard are huge pieces of their respected line ups and both were missed this past Sunday. Hopefully the team can get them back healthy as soon as possible.
Colts coach Frank Reich says the Colts have NOT considered sitting QB Philip Rivers and turning to backup Jacoby Brissett.— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) October 12, 2020
No consideration for benching Philip Rivers. "Philip is our quarterback," Reich said. #Colts— George Bremer (@gmbremer) October 12, 2020
Reich was asked about the position of Philip Rivers and whether he should be the Colts starting quarterback going forward. Reich backed Rivers saying their is no consideration for benching Rivers for Jacoby Brissett and that Philip is the teams quarterback. Rivers played a bad game against the Browns and did more bad than good which ultimately cost the Colts the game. It isn’t completely out of the question to wonder if Rivers is the right quarterback for the team but the Colts are not interested in changing quarterbacks.
Reich on Rivers:— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) October 12, 2020
"My trust at the end of the day is that this guy is a Hall of Fame quarterback. I have the utmost belief in him, and our team has the utmost belief in him, and you're gonna have to live with some mistakes. We truly believe the good will far outweigh the bad."
Reich went on to further back Philip Rivers calling him a Hall of Fame quarterback and that him and the team have belief in Rivers. Reich also mentioned that there will be mistakes from Rivers but that he believes the good will far outweigh the bad. The bad far outweighed the good on Sunday which cost the Colts in the end but it is good to see Reich back Rivers after a bad game. However we will have to wait and see if backing a quarterback who has mistakes in him that can be so costly is the right decision going forward.