Did you know?: Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi wasn't an invitee to the Combine workouts following his senior year at Wisconsin. The Colts selected him in the sixth-round of the draft and he's worked his way up to being Peyton Manning's primary backup. Sorgi is in the final year of his contract with Indianapolis, leading to speculation that the Colts will pick up a young quarterback in this year's draft.
What could have been: The Daily Journal pointed out that the Titans could have selected David Thornton in the 2002 draft, a year when
they had a clear need for linebacker help. Instead, they selected Butkus Award winner Rocky Calmus in the third round. If they were hoping to get Thornton in the fourth round, they missed by just four picks. Thornton went to the Colts with
the 106th overall pick and the Titans ended up selecting LB Rocky Boiman with the
110th overall pick.
Ironically, none of the three are with their original team. Calmus is a Colts unrestricted free agent and Boiman just signed with Dallas.
Quotable: Mark Hermann at Newsday.com wrote, "Colts sign clutch kicker Adam Vinatieri. Deposed kicker Mike Vanderjagt has to sell his house, which is way, way off to the right of Indianapolis. Not even close."
Preseason in Mississippi: The August 26th preseason game between the Colts and the Saints will be played in Jackson, Mississippi. It will be
the first NFL game in Mississippi in a decade. Peyton Manning's father and his brother were both stars at the University of Mississippi, and
his father played for the Saints, setting up an interesting dynamic for this game.
Bratkowski still coaching: Former Colts coach ('82-'84) and Packers quarterback
Zeke Bratkowski has been helping Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst
prepare for his offseason workouts for pro scouts, including his recent Pro Day. The 72-year old former NFL assistant coach now lives in Santa
Rosa Beach, FL. Some of his other past clients that he helped to prepare for NFL workouts include Michael Vick, Patrick Ramsey and Philip Rivers.
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