INDIANAPOLIS – "It was one of the greatest wins I've ever been a part of."
Chuck Pagano's Monday press conference held the same message to the emotional locker room speech he delivered some 24 hours earlier in Nashville.
The Colts are on the board with a 1-2 record and now will turn their focus to another divisional opponent with the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) coming to Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend for a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff on Sunday.
Here are some sound bites from Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck and Andre Johnson.
- TE-Dwayne Allen (ankle): Day-to-day after missing Sunday's game. Pagano is hopeful to have Allen at practice on Wednesday or Thursday.
- CB-Darius Butler (hip): Day-to-day. Butler was hurt during Week One and has not been on the field since. Pagano is hopeful to have Butler at practice on Wednesday or Thursday.
- CB-Greg Toler (neck): Week-to-week. Toler will continue to practice but has not been cleared for contact.
- OLB-Trent Cole (hamstring): Cole was injured during Thursday's practice and missed Sunday's game.
Chuck Pagano on sticking with the same starting offensive line from Sunday:
"We are just going to continue to work and grind to get better."
Bowen's Analysis:* *Pagano wouldn't give a firm answer one way or another on what the Colts will do with the starting offensive line from Sunday: (LT-Anthony Castonzo, LG-Jack Mewhort, C-Khaled Holmes, RG-Hugh Thornton, RT-Joe Reitz).
Pagano was definitely pleased with the unit paving the way for Frank Gore to average 6.1 yards per carry against the Titans. The penalties and problems with protection were there early on Sunday before the unit was very sound in the fourth quarter. The health for the line appears to be fine, so we will have to see whether or not the shuffling occurs again on Sunday.
Andrew Luck on what changed in the fourth quarter on Sunday:
"I felt a little crisper in a sense and sharper with my reads."
Bowen's Analysis: In the fourth quarter on Sunday, Luck was 11-of-13 for 144 yards with two touchdowns. Luck admitted on Monday that he settled down a bit before the 21-point final quarter.
Luck was asked if he was physically fine after a game where he admitted he was drained during his post-game press conference. Luck said there are always nicks and bruises, but wouldn't get into any injury-specific questions. He looked like his normal self when meeting the media on Monday. Luck's entire answer to the "hurt" question is below.Andre Johnson on having seven catches for 51 yards through three games
"In coming to this team, I knew we had a lot of guys who could make plays. You just have to wait your time. Your time will come."
Bowen's Analysis: This was an inevitable question that you knew was going to come with this Colts offense in 2015. Each week, there is going to be a player/position that doesn't receive their normal workload.
Johnson had zero catches in just one target on Sunday. Johnson, who is always so even-keel, spoke on Monday that he knew the talent of the Colts wide receiver room when he came here this offseason. The goal in Indianapolis for Johnson is to win and that's why the 12-year veteran said he jumped as high as Donte Moncrief when he saw the second-year wideout haul in the winning touchdown on Sunday. Will Johnson see his production increase come Sunday, like the tight end position in Tennessee (seven catches, 83 yards for Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle on Sunday)?