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James Rowe On Coming To Indy, Leadership In Defensive Backfield
Indianapolis Colts cornerbacks coach James Rowe spoke with the media about how the consistency of the organization and toughness of defense drew him to join the team and what benefits having leaders like Xavier Rhodes and other will have in coaching the group.
Kevin Mawae On Opportunity With Colts, Ryan Kelly's Talent
Indianapolis Colts assistant offensive line coach Kevin Mawae spoke with the media about his journey through the coaching ranks and his excitement for this opportunity with the team and what he sees on film that makes center Ryan Kelly such a special player.
QB Coach Scott Milanovich: Getting The Best Out of Carson Wentz in 2021
Quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich met with media to discuss the evaluation of quarterback Carson Wentz and how the established relationship between Wentz, Frank Reich and Press Taylor will play a role in preparation for the 2021 season.
Milanovich shared his thoughts on the 2021 Colts coaching staff, his past relationship with offensive coordinator Marcus Brady and how he plans to assess Jacob Eason moving forward.
RB Coach Scottie Montgomery: Creating Competition In A Talented Room
Running backs coach Scottie Montgomery met with the media to discuss his decision to return to the NFL. A major factor in that decision was the culture from the owner on down in Indianapolis, plus the talent found in the running backs room.
From his experience working in the Pittsburgh wide receivers room he knows that it is important to create competition. The room has to be the most important thing to everyone in there as it builds a level of respect for the work: everyone knows that everyone is being held accountable.
Montgomery also touched on Marlon Mack's return from injury. He knows that Mack is working hard to get to the point where he is ready to come back. But the depth at the position helps to ensure there is not an overload of work on any one player.
Senior Offensive Assistant Press Taylor: 100% Belief In Carson Wentz
Senior offensive assistant Press Taylor met with the media to discuss his history with quarterback Carson Wentz in Philadelphia and what he believes Wentz is capable of moving forward into 2021. He also trusts that Wentz and head coach Frank Reich will pick up where they left off in Philadelphia.
Taylor noted that he's seen Wentz playing at his best when the pieces around him are also doing well and that it is important to take a player's whole career in context to build a full picture of who they are. Many factors are involved in each season, but in the end he believes that Carson Wentz will make the Colts better.
Marlon Mack On Re-Signing With Colts, Injury Status
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack spoke with the media about his excitement to re-sign with the team during 2021 free agency and how he is progressing through his process of returning after a season ending injury to start the 2020 season.
Frank Reich On Additions To Coaching Staff, Quarterback Play
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about his confidence and excitement for the new additions to the team's coaching staff this offseason and how quarterback play will continue to be vital to the team's success in the upcoming season.
Black History Month: Nyheim Hines On Learning From His Grandparents
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines reflected on what Black History Month means to him, while telling the story of his grandparents – who took part in the Greensboro Sit Ins in North Carolina and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C.
Jim Irsay End Of Season Press Conference
Indianapolis Colts owner/CEO Jim Irsay spoke with the media about the obstacles and difficulties that the club faced through the 2020 season, how the team will approach their quarterback situation this offseason and where the team is at ahead of next year.
Marcus Brady On Becoming Offensive Coordinator, QB Situation
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady spoke with the media about his experience throughout his playing and coaching career that has helped him become the team's offensive coordinator and how the team will evaluate the QB position this offseason.
Chris Ballard End Of Season Press Conference
Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard spoke with the media about his thoughts on the 2020 season, QB Philip Rivers' future and their situation at the position, the team's salary cap and a number of other topics surrounding the team's future ahead of next season.
Frank Reich On 2020 Season, QB Situation
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about his thoughts on the team's performance throughout the 2020 season and the bond that the group was able to form and discussed QB Philip Rivers and their situation at the position moving forward.
Ryan Kelly On Learning From Philip Rivers, Offseason Improvements
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Ryan Kelly spoke with the media about what QB Philip Rivers taught the entire offense through his veteran leadership and experience and how the foundation of the team has been built and they will look to make improvements going into the offseason.
Mark Glowinski On Team Blocking, Jonathan Taylor's Growth
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Mark Glowinski spoke with the media about how the offensive line was able to improve over the course of the 2020 seaon with the help of skill players and how much growth he saw from rookie Jonathan Taylor from the beginning to end of the year.
Kenny Moore II On Philip Rivers' Presence, Xavier Rhodes' Leadership
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Kenny Moore II spoke with the media about what impact QB Philip Rivers had on the team throughout the 2020 season and what veteran Xavier Rhodes brought to the defensive unit from both competition and leadership.
Jonathan Taylor On Learning From Wild Card Loss
For the Colts rookie running back "a loss is a loss" and knows that the film from this game is not that kind you want to watch. But, he also knows that the loss will propel him into the offseason during which he is intent on getting his "mind and body right."
Darius Leonard Talks Disappointment And Fuel For The Offseason
The Colts linebacker had high expectations heading into the Wild Card Round, especially when "you know you have a great team." He discusses coming changes to the team and how the loss to the Buffalo Bills will give him fuel heading into the offseason.
Frank Reich On Injury Updates, Keys In Buffalo
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that Will Holden and Rock Ya-Sin have been ruled out of Saturday's matchup with Buffalo while DeForest Buckner is questionable and how takeaways and red-zone play will be key to victory against the Bills.
Nick Sirianni On Buffalo's Defense, Jonathan Taylor
Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni addressed the media on Wednesday regarding the work that goes into preparing for a "well-coached" and "sound" defense like the Buffalo Bills and what his unit can do to benefit the Colts defense. He also discussed the stamina of Jonathan Taylor and what has gone into the rookie running back finding success later in the season, when some rookies have tended to fade.
Matt Eberflus On Preparing For Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs
Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus spoke to the media on Wednesday about how he is staying focused on the day to day business of preparing to face the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round. Eberflus described the Buffalo offense as both fundamentally sound and a big challenge. Watch the full segment for insights on both quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
Jonathan Taylor On Facing Bills' Defense, Preparing For Playoffs
Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor spoke with the media about how he is preparing to face a tough Bills' defense on Saturday and how he has been picking the brain of the team's veterans ahead of the Wild Card matchup in Buffalo.
Darius Leonard On Underdog Mentality, Josh Allen
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard spoke with the media about how the team is already being doubted as the 7th seed in the AFC playoffs as they prepare to face the 2nd seeded Bills and the challenge that Buffalo QB Josh Allen presents to the defense.
T.Y. Hilton On Playoff Experience, Tre'Davious White
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton spoke with the media about how he will call on previous playoff experience heading into the Wild Card round in Buffalo and the possibility of a matchup with Bills CB Tre'Davious White on Saturday.
Bubba Ventrone On Buffalo's Special Teams, Rodrigo Blankenship
Indianapolis Colts special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone spoke with the media about how the unit is preparing to face an explosive return game in the Buffalo Bills and what he expects from rookie K Rodrigo Blankenship ahead of the Wild Card matchup on Saturday.
Frank Reich On Bills' Defense, Josh Allen & Stefon Diggs
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about the all around strength of what Buffalo's defense brings to the table and how the tandem of Bills' QB Josh Allen and WR Stefon present a unique challenge to the team's defense in the Wild Card round.
Philip Rivers On Playoff Mentality, Postseason Experience
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about how the team continues their same method of preparation ahead of their Wild Card matchup with the Bills and what he will pull from his past postseason experience ahead of facing Buffalo on Saturday.
Justin Houston On Playoff Mindset, Buffalo Bills' Offense
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about the mindset he is taking into the playoffs following his past career experience and the challenge that QB Josh Allen and the complete Buffalo Bills' offense presents to the team ahead of their Wild Card matchup.
Frank Reich On Approach To Playoffs, Buffalo Bills
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about how much belief the entire organization has in the team as they move in to the postseason and their outlook on the #2 seeded Buffalo Bills as they prepare to matchup in the Wild Card round on Saturday.
DeForest Buckner On Earning Spot In Playoffs, Week 17 Win
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how it felt to earn a spot in the playoffs during his first season with the team and how the team remained focus on handling their business in a Week 17 victory over Jacksonville.
Nyheim Hines On Clinching Playoff Berth, Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines detailed the excitement inside the locker room after the team clinched a playoff berth in Week 17 and how impressive rookie RB Jonathan Taylor was in the team's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Philip Rivers Postgame Press Conference: Colts Vs. Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about how much of an impact rookie RB Jonathan Taylor had on the team's Week 17 win and how the team felt after clinching a playoff berth with their win over the Jaguars.
Frank Reich Postgame Press Conference: Colts Vs. Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about what he thought of his team's performance in their Week 17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and the excitement of clinching a playoff berth in their final game of the regular season.
Darius Leonard On Philip Rivers, Week 17 Matchup
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard spoke with the media about how much the leadership of veteran QB Philip Rivers has benefited the team during the 2020 season and how him and the entire unit remain focused on their Week 17 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
T.Y. Hilton On Reggie Wayne, Regular Season Finale
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton spoke with the media about the mentorship he got from WR Reggie Wayne as he joins him on the team's all-time receiving yards list and his approach to the team's 2020 regular season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Frank Reich On Anthony Castonzo, Jonathan Taylor's Rookie Season
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that Anthony Castonzo is set to have a procedure done on his ankle and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season and described how rookie Jonathan Taylor has continued to progress through his first season in the NFL.
Philip Rivers On Anthony Castonzo's Injury, Overcoming Obstacles
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about losing tackle Anthony Castonzo for the remainder of the 2020 season to an ankle injury and how the team continues to prove they can overcome obstacles and succeed with their backs against the wall.
Justin Houston On Team Focus, Continuing To Learn
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how he plans to lead by example by keeping his focus on the Jacksonville Jaguars while other games with playoff scenarios take place and how the team continues to learn and grow each week.
Nick Sirianni On Evolution Of Offense, Philip Rivers
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni spoke with the media about how the offense has and continues to evolve and develop each week of the season and how QB Philip Rivers continued to be level in his preparation ahead of each game.
Bubba Ventrone On Special Teams Penalties, Rodrigo Blankenship's Rookie Season
Indianapolis Colts special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone spoke with the media about how the unit will continue to work to minimize penalties on special teams and how rookie Rodrigo Blankenship has grown and progressed during his first season.
Matt Eberflus On Pass Rush, Man Coverage
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus spoke with the media about how the team's pass rush has had to adjust in the past few weeks depending on the quarterback they are facing and what caused the unit to play a lot of man coverage against the Steelers in Week 16.
Bobby Okereke On Staying Focused In Week 17, James Robinson
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke spoke with the media about how the team is focused on their Week 17 matchup with the Jaguars while postseason scenarios play out and what he sees in Jacksonville rookie running back James Robinson.
Frank Reich On Injury Updates, Remaining Focused
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that the team will continue to monitor the health and status of both Anthony Castonzo and Braden Smith while Khari Willis and Michael Pittman Jr. are in concussion protocol and how the team is remaining focused on preparing for the Jaguars as they make a push for the playoffs in Week 17.
Frank Reich Postgame Press Conference: Colts At Steelers
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about what he thought of his team's performance in their Week 16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and gave injury updates on Khari Willis, Michael Pittman Jr. and Will Holden.
T.J. Carrie On Steelers' Second Half Offense, Execution
Indianapolis Colts defensive back T.J. Carrie spoke with the media about how the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to change their offensive approach in the second half and how the defense will continue to stress execution following their loss in Week 16.
Frank Reich On Injury Updates, Urgency In Week 16
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that Marcus Johnson has been ruled out against the Steelers and Braden Smith has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and the level of urgency the team feels as they look to push for the playoffs in Week 16.
Darius Leonard On Pro Bowl Selection, Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard spoke with the media about what it means to him to be selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his first three seasons and his motivation heading into the team's Week 16 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jonathan Gannon On Rock Ya-Sin's Second Year, Xavier Rhodes
Indianapolis Colts defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Jonathan Gannon spoke with the media about the growth he has seen from CB Rock Ya-Sin and how Xavier Rhodes has been able to show a high-level of skill and leadership in his first year with the team.
Rodrigo Blankenship On Kicking In Pittsburgh, Playing Surface
Indianapolis Colts rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship spoke with the media about how he is preparing to perform in Pittsburgh given the expected conditions when they face the Steelers in Week 16 and how the playing surface at Heinz Field will be similar to games the team had in Cleveland and Chicago this season.
Frank Reich On Running Back Ball Security, DeForest Buckner's Status
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about how running backs coach Tom Rathman continues to prepare their group to take care of the football on all their carries and how DeForest Buckner is continue to battle back from an ankle injury suffered in Week 15.
Philip Rivers On Facing Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about the old-school toughness and nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise as he prepares for their matchup in Week 16 and the journey of both him and Ben Roethlisberger through their long careers in the NFL.
Tom Rathman On Progress Of Nyheim Hines, Ball Security
Indianapolis Colts running backs coach Tom Rathman spoke with the media about how he has seen RB Nyheim Hines grow in his abilities and understanding since his rookie season and how much he stresses ball security with their group to put them in the best position each week.
Marcus Brady On Working With Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brisset's Role
Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady spoke with the media about how impressive QB Philip Rivers has been both on the field and in the meeting rooms with his ability to process information and how Jacoby Brissett prepares each week and how his offensive role has developed.
Nick Sirianni On Run Game, Ball Security
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni spoke with the media about how the run game picking up and the progress of Jonathan Taylor has been able to open up the offensive game plan and how Philip Rivers and the entire unit has been able to emphasize taking care of the ball.
Bubba Ventrone On Preparing To Kick In Pittsburgh, Rigoberto Sanchez
Indianapolis Colts special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone spoke with the media about how he is preparing the special teams unit to face the difficult conditions for kicking at Heinz Field and how emotional it was to see Rigoberto Sanchez return to the field in Week 15.
Matt Eberflus On Learning From Philip Rivers, Red Zone Defense
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus spoke with the media about how much the defense is able to benefit from learning an assortment of things from QB Philip Rivers and how the group has been able to hold strong in the red zone in recent games.
Braden Smith On Thumb Injury, Progress At Tackle
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Braden Smith spoke with the media about how he was able to battle through a thumb injury during the 2020 season and how he was able to make the transition to tackle and continues to improve at the position since his rookie year.
Frank Reich On Taking Care Of The Ball, Offense And Defensive Line Play
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about how the offense has been able to balance being aggressive with not turning it over and how important strong play on both the offense and defensive line has been for their success.
Frank Reich Postgame Press Conference: Colts Vs. Texans
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about his team's overall performance in all three phases of the game against the Texans and their effort to finish the game in the fourth quarter in their Week 15 victory over Houston.
Darius Leonard On Forced Fumble To Seal Victory, DeForest Buckner
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard spoke with the media about what happened on the final defensive play when he forced a fumble to seal a victory over the Houston Texans and how much of an impact the toughness and ability of DeForest Buckner has on the defense.
Jonathan Taylor On Toughness Of Rigoberto Sanchez, Progression In Offense
Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor spoke with the media about how much toughness Rigoberto Sanchez showed by taking the field in Week 15 against the Houston Texans and how he continues to progress in his game following a victory over the Houston Texans.
DeForest Buckner On Ankle Injury, Big Plays On Defense
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about the ankle injury he battled this week to take the field against Houston and his confidence in the defense finding a way to make big plays following their victory over the Texans.
Philip Rivers Postgame Press Conference: Colts Vs. Texans
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about how the offense was able to move the ball with a multitude of players in their victory over the Houston Texans and how him and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton continue to form a bond on the field.
Zach Pascal On Go-Ahead Touchdown, Fumble Recovery To End Game
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal spoke with the media about what happened on his second touchdown catch that gave the team a fourth quarter lead and how it felt to see Bobby Okereke come up with a game-winning fumble recovery to beat the Houston Texans in Week 15.
Frank Reich On Rigoberto Sanchez' Return, Deshaun Watson's Talent
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that no players have been ruled out for the Week 15 matchup with the Houston Texans and Rigoberto Sanchez is expected to take the field following his injury and the elite level of talent that the defense is preparing to face in QB Deshaun Watson.
Jonathan Taylor On Feeling Strong In His Rookie Season, Growth
Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor spoke with the media about how good he feels at this point in the season in comparison to his expectations during his first NFL season and how he has been able to grow throughout his rookie year with the team.
Darius Leonard On Playing With Philip Rivers, Deshaun Watson
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard spoke with the media about how much he has learned from the toughness and leadership that QB Philip Rivers displays each week and how difficult of a matchup Deshaun Watson is for their defense ahead of their Week 15 matchup with Houston.
T.Y. Hilton On Chemistry With Philip Rivers, J.J. Watt's Talent
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton spoke with the media about how him and QB Philip Rivers have been able to form a bond on the field and the unique talent of Houston Texans' defensive lineman J.J. Watt and his ability to take over a game.
Rigoberto Sanchez On Returning To Practice, Reaction To Diagnosis
Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez spoke with the media about his excitement to return to practice after going through a procedure to remove a cancerous tumor and how he reacted when he originally found out about his diagnosis along with how much the outpouring of support meant to him and his family.
Philip Rivers On Expectations, Relationship With T.Y. Hilton
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke with the media about the expectations he has for himself and the team as they continue to play the 2020 regular season and how his relationship with WR has developed since first arriving in Indy this offseason.
Frank Reich On Rigoberto Sanchez, Second Matchup With Houston
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke with the media about punter Rigoberto Sanchez returning to the building as he continues to work to return to the field following surgery and the challenge in facing the Houston Texans in a divisional matchup for the second time in the 2020 season.
Justin Houston On Pass Rush Vs. Deshaun Watson, Philip Rivers' Impact
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how important it is to get pressure on Deshaun Watson ahead of their Week 15 matchup with the Houston Texans and how QB Philip Rivers has been able to make a huge impact on the team's offense.