It’s Time for Curtis Painter, Indianapolis Colts- Boiler Up Purdue Fans

Curtis Painter has been the subject of much opinion during his tenure as the backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts — most of those opinions negative.

He’s not a NFL-caliber QB. Anyone would be better than that no-talent waste of a draft pick.

Are these opinions really the case? Is this thinking based on his play in meaningful games (his total is one, last Sunday’s 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh)?

True, the former Purdue field general has looked mostly poor in his outings, but last week’s game-tying drive (never mind Kerry Collins‘ possible concussion … or Peyton Manning’s long-term health uncertainty, for that matter) should be enough to say that it’s time to find out once and for all how Painter stacks up as a NFL QB.

It’s time for the Colts to start Painter.

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Kevin Wilson Did It Again … and It Cost Indiana This Time

New Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson is quickly developing a reputation as a riverboat gambler … to a fault.

He unsuccessfully attempted a fourth-down conversion rather than kicking an easy field goal last week in the Hoosiers’ season-opening loss to Ball State, but it didn’t make a difference in the final score of that game.

This time, it did. Wilson tried a fake field goal in the third quarter of Saturday’s 34-31 home loss to Virginia that would have greatly affected the outcome with an easy three points.

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