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Packers visit emotional Colts
The Indianapolis Colts split time this week between the intricacies of football and the harsh realities of life.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts split time this week between the intricacies of football and the harsh realities of life.
Before and after practice, they called and sent text messages to their ailing coach, Chuck Pagano, discussed his battle with leukemia and coped with the stunning news.
Today, the Colts finally can take a break — for about three hours — when Green Bay comes to town.
“That (the football field) is where you get away from your worldly troubles, the things that are weighing on you,” defensive end Cory Redding said. “That’s where we get to be who we are, and once the game is over, you go back to life.”
It won’t be easy leaving the emotional scars behind with stark reminders plastered all over Lucas Oil Stadium.
Interim coach Bruce Arians will be calling the shots for the first time in his two-decade NFL career.
Defensive players will be talking exclusively with coordinator Greg Manusky and his assistants on the sideline.
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