Can The Colts Shed Their “0-fer” Record Sunday?
Sunday, the Colts take on the Tennessee Titans in another effort to get a win in this dismal season of no Peyton Manning and a defense that can’t keep Indy in the ballgame, even if the Colts offense is putting up some points. Dan Orlovsky is also trying to shed hi winless record as an NFL starting QB. Orlovsky has been the starting quarterback for Indianapolis the last two weeks.
His third straight start will find him toiling in Lucas Oil Stadium for the second time as a performer who answered the starting bell.
Orlovsky will be wearing the home colors this Sunday when the Colts host divisional rival Tennessee. The last time he played in front Indianapolis fans as a starter was in 2008 when Detroit visited in week 15.
Orlovsky hit 23-of-34 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown that day for the Lions, and he noticed the raucous atmosphere in the stadium.
He has played in reserve roles this year for Curtis Painter at home, and now Orlovsky looks forward to starting this week in front a full house.
“Yes, big time,” said Orlovsky on how much he anticipates this Sunday. “I think it’s probably one of the better crowds I’ve been in front of, having the opportunity to play here when I was in Detroit (2008) and then the few games I’ve been around at home this year. I think the crowd speaks for itself in how enthusiastic and passionate they are about their team. It will be a nice opportunity to go out and play in front of them. I know it’s my responsibility to give them something to cheer about, too. Hopefully, it will be a win-win for both sides.
“I’ve been around the home crowd for six games or something like that, maybe not even that. I know what the community stands for and this town and the expectation level they have and the teams they’ve been able to watch play for a long time. I think it’s a great crowd. Hopefully, we give them something to cheer for. People throw around in all aspects of sports (the term), ‘fair weather fans.’ A fan is someone who likes to watch something good. I think we need to do our part in giving them something to cheer for on Sunday, and (something to) get excited about and leave the game feeling good.
Let’s hope Dan can be a crowd pleaser this Sunday! Catch the Colts in action on 103GBF, starting with the Countdown to Kickoff at 11am Sunday, hosted by Bob Lamey and sponsored locally by Bud Light.