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Here's Tuesday's Colts' Reading the Coverage ...
USA Today's Nate Davis gives his prediction for every team next season. Davis will be a favorite of Colts fans because he has them finishing with a 13-3 record and the top seed in the AFC. That means the road to the Super Bowl goes through Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, according to Davis.
In light of Dallas's Sean Lee suffering a torn ACL during organized team activities, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star writes there really is no such thing as non-contact during those workouts. "Look, we're playing football," linebacker Jerrell Freeman conceded. "It gets competitive. I mean, you were out there. You've seen it. I'm out there running with tight ends and we're jawing. It's competitive, period. But at the same time, you have to be smart. You have to know that these are the guys who are trying to help us win the Super Bowl, so you can't be dumb. Use your technique. You can compete, but you can't finish off guys, no holding, no tugging. It's simple stuff. We're trying to take care of each other, man."
Kevin Bowen of Colts.com has a story on Delano Howell, the frontrunner to be the team's starting safety next season. "I always look forward to competition," Howell says. "It's just a great environment, a great opportunity for you to reveal who you are. It reveals part of your character -- how do you act under pressure? How do you act when there's competition? How do you treat people that you are competing with? Clearly, this is the biggest opportunity that I personally have had in my life."