INDIANAPOLIS – It's the offseason, so Colts.com takes a look at some tweets from Colts players to get an idea of what they are up to during their down time.
As the 2016 season comes to a close, the team says goodbye to @RobertMathis98.
Starting with @PatMcAfeeShow: pic.twitter.com/ZiY37UV3Ws — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) January 2, 2017
I really enjoyed these videos with players "thanking" Robert Mathis. From the heart, these videos had a little humor and a whole lotta respect from Mathis' teammates. In talking last week---before and after his final game---and again this week, Mathis has made it clear that he wants to stay around the Colts---possibly as a consultant/advisor to the pass rushing position.
Cole is about to hit free agency and will turn 35 years old next October. He clearly has intentions to keep on playing. The Colts were very grateful to see Cole return to the field this past December, despite September back surgery which sent him to injured reserve. A seismic shift to getting younger is needed on defense. Does that mean Cole will have to look elsewhere in wanting to play a 13th NFL season?
Yep, this is the reality that has already hit the Colts, or will most definitely hit them when they watch football the next two days. Charles James, who the Colts signed late in the season, is representative of how his teammates should be feeling right now. For a franchise like the Colts, vacations aren't suppose to start this early in the New Year.
The Colts have a few Butler supporters from past and current Colts. Along with Reggie Wayne reaching out on Twitter, Dwayne Allen is a season ticket holder of the Dawgs. Allen sits on the baseline at Hinkle Fieldhouse and had plenty of camera time this past Wednesday when Butler knocked off No. 1 Villanova.