Colts Quick Hits

A former Colt is a first-time coach ... a FoxSports.com sportswriter wasn't impressed by the Colts draft ... Edgerrin James makes an early impression in Arizona, and more in today's Quick Hits!

Former Colt now a coach: Scott Greene, who was a fullback for the Indianapolis Colts in 1998 and 1999 after two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, was recently named head coach for the University of Rochester's football program. Greene was the team's linebackers and special teams coach last season. He now lives in Canandaigua with his wife, Sarah, and his two sons. Greene plans to be a better judge of talent than he was with the Colts back in 1998. With a hearty laugh, he told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle that, "the first time I saw Peyton throw, I wasn't too impressed. I said 'This guy will never make it.'"

Not that impressed: FoxSports.com's John Czarnecki gave the Colts a "C-" for their 2006 draft effort. "When you're picking at the bottom of the draft, it's difficult to really impress," he wrote in his column. "But they selected two really undersized players in Georgia CB Tim Jennings and San Diego State linebacker Freddie Keiaho. Now, first-round running back Joseph Addai is a perfect Colt because he can catch, run and pass block. Addai is tough kid and will help immediately, but he doesn't look like a 20-carry a game runner." You can check out how John rated all 32 NFL clubs by clicking here.

James already making an impact:  The Associated Press is reporting that former Colts running back Edgerrin James is already making his presence known on his new team. James filled the locker room at the Cardinals' mini rap music in the locker room during voluntary workouts, got head coach Dennis Green to agree to let the team wear black shoes instead of white, and is lobbying for wireless internet access at the team's facility. "I don't like sitting around (in) a boring place," he said. "I like a live environment where it's fun. Usually, if there's happiness at the workplace, you're usually having success." Read the entire article at FoxSports.com by clicking here.

Texans add more talent to their offensive line:  Houston has had it's share of woes when it comes to the offensive line. Just ask quarterback David Carr who has been forced to run for his life many Sunday afternoons. But under new head coach Gary Kubiak, the Texans have been pulling in talent to make improvements, including the free agent signing of veteran Ephraim Salaam. The signing reunites Salaam with his former offensive coordinator. Kubiak and Salaam worked together in Denver during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Salaam has spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville, but was an unrestricted free agent. He's entering his eighth season in the NFL. The Texans also drafted two offensive line rookies in the third round of last weekend's draft -- Miami's Eric Winston and Pittsburgh's Charles Spencer.

Titans secondary takes a hit:  Tennessee was counting on Michael Waddell to provide some depth behind Pacman Jones and Reynaldo Hill, but he will be out of action for at least four to six months after a freak accident while playing with his 2-year old son. The special teams star ruptured his patella tendon in his right knee. Tennessee's interest in veteran cornerback Ty Law is reportedly increasing, with team officials trying to work out a meeting date for sometime next week according to an ESPN.com report.


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