The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

September 2, 2013

Bradshaw at last preparing for Colts debut

ANDERSON — Ahmad Bradshaw sounds like a man itching to get off the sideline.

The Indianapolis Colts have brought the sixth-year running back along slowly since signing him in June after an offseason in which he underwent foot surgery and was cut by the New York Giants for salary cap relief.

Bradshaw spent four months in the NFL's unemployment line before landing a job with the Colts. And he hasn't forgotten about the teams that weighed their options and determined they could move on without him.

"A lot of teams that could have accepted me and gave me a shot that didn't, I want to just prove everybody wrong," he said. "I've got this chip on my shoulder, coming in a seventh-round running back in 2007. I play like it's my first year."

Bradshaw became expendable in New York because of a running back who was in his first year, David Wilson. The former Virginia Tech star's emergence allowed the Giants to feel comfortable about releasing a player who had helped bring the franchise two Super Bowl rings.

But the split was amicable. New York even celebrated Bradshaw's career with a video tribute when the Colts visited MetLife Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason.

Indianapolis covets his experience, as well as the blocking ability and veteran leadership that comes with it.

"We know Ahmad is going to be a great addition," quarterback Andrew Luck said. "He's tough as nails."

But what role will Bradshaw play in new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's scheme?

He was held out of most of training camp and all four of the preseason games. So nobody outside of his coaches and teammates has seen him line up in this offense.

Head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed the running back will play in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Oakland Raiders. But he declined to give many specifics beyond that.

Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - HB0419 - Muller final - 077 Arabians make history in Muller thriller Pendleton Heights beat Anderson 3-2 to become the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament's first repeat champion.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lady Ravens refusing to lose

    The Anderson University softball team swept Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Transylvania University on Saturday at Raven Field to finish a perfect 8-0 at home this season.

    April 19, 2014

  • Arabians win third straight County softball title It was a scenario Pendleton Heights had seen before. The game was scoreless late into the championship game of the Madison County softball tournament.

    April 19, 2014

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • Eagles stop Lions to claim third place Frankton's Tia Sharp drove in three runs including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth as the Eagles defeated Liberty Christian 11-1 here Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • PH pushes across only run in 7th

    After Frankton's Kyleigh Garner and Pendleton Heights' Bailey Benefiel battled one another to a standstill from the pitcher's circle for six innings, it took one mistake in the seventh to decide the outcome.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Indians scratch back into Muller final A young and inexperienced Anderson team again proved its mettle Friday in the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Indians (2-3), playing without several expected starters to open the season, clawed out a 10-6 victory against Lapel (2-2) at Memorial Field to advance to the championship game for the 10th time.

    April 18, 2014