The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


September 15, 2013

Matured Davis ready to meet former mates


After battling through injuries early, Davis really started to come on at the end of last season.

Despite playing in just 10 games, he finished second on the team with three interceptions and added eight pass deflections. Davis also proved to be a well-rounded defender, recording 51 tackles and his second career sack.

Indianapolis believes it can have one of the best defensive secondaries in the NFL this season. That notion is likely to be tested today by a talented Dolphins offense.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill got his second season off to a solid start by completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 272 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 23-10 win at Cleveland. He has a new big-play target in former Pittsburgh Steeler speedster Mike Wallace and a dependable security blanket in possession receiver Brian Hartline.

Davis likely will spend much of the day matched up against Wallace, but Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he won’t have the cornerback shadow Miami’s star. Instead, Indianapolis likely will roll a safety over the top to Wallace’s side on each possession.

No matter how the defense ultimately lines up, Davis acknowledged the difficulty of Indianapolis’ task.

“Everybody knows Mike can run,” he said. “He’s a fast guy, got a lot of ability, and I’m pretty sure they’re looking forward to using Mike to make different mismatches. We got a challenge ahead of us with Mike Wallace and also Brian Hartline. They got real good receivers.”

If Davis is better equipped for that challenge than he has been in the past, he said the credit should go to Pagano and his staff.

“Being that Coach Pagano is a (former) defensive backs coach, he can relate to the defensive backs a little bit more,” Davis said. “I got very good coaches, well-rounded coaches here in Indy.”

Text Only
  • SPT - HB0725 - Getting healthy - JC - 3 Colts getting healthy as training camp opens Reggie Wayne's arrival Wednesday in an IndyCar driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter drew national attention. But the most important news coming out of reporting day for the Indianapolis Colts concerned the wide receiver's health.

    July 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • HB0724 _ Teverbaugh mug Rick Teverbaugh: Finding Anderson no mystery for Luck

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck might find sleep hard to come by the night before training camp opens, but finding his way to Anderson is no source of anxiety.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • bramwell mug Rick Bramwell: Poison ivy not a problem any more

    "Never have a serious poison ivy rash again" came across my email. This is such a problem for so many people. Could this be true?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0723 - Pagano art Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt'

    There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University. Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and promised shortly thereafter to "Build the Monster." Two 11-win seasons and one playoff victory later, the mantra has changed.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ken de la Bastide: Plenty of story lines for Brickyard Before the winner of this Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets the chance to kiss the bricks, media members will be complaining about the race.

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT - HB0722 - Luck Dungy art George Bremer: Five favorite memories of Colts camp I thought, as a kind of primer before Wednesday's main event, I'd celebrate the fifth straight summer of the Colts at AU by sharing my five favorite memories of training camp so far.

    July 21, 2014 5 Photos

  • SPT - HB0722 - Stuckey art Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson. On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA's best young players with shooting guard Rodney Stuckey.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marcum claims Late Model win Morristown driver Jeff Marcum has watched victories in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models slip away this season, but that changed Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

    July 20, 2014

  • SPT-HB0720-HoosierParkart3.JPG Miller leads Champion Driver Series

    When the format was announced for Hoosier Park’s initial Champion Driver Series, it was thought that getting either the fifth or sixth pick in every race but never first or second might be a huge disadvantage. Lewayne Miller proved otherwise.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos

Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

Latest Racing News