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Aug 15, 2011

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Price has sprained knee, might need MRI

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Taj Smith (10) talks with quarterback Dan Orlovsky (6) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 in Cincinnati. Indianapolis won 17-13. Photo: Tony Tribble / AP

Jim Caldwell's job is to make the tough calls.

Did rookie David Caldwell make a big enough impression in the preseason to earn one of Indy's 53 roster spots? How about running back Darren Evans, the hometown kid, or Taj Smith, this preseason's workhorse receiver?

And then there's Smith.

The former Syracuse receiver has been with the Colts for two seasons, primarily on the practice squad, but had a breakout preseason. He caught 12 passes for 210 yards, more than double any other receiver on the team, and two touchdowns including Thursday night's winning score after getting hurt earlier in the game.

"Taj, I think, has been performing well the entire camp, but he's at a spot where it's pretty difficult in terms of the number of quality guys we have," the coach said. "Evans has been another one, he's certainly carried the ball well and when he's had opportunities he's made some things happen. He's a tough guy. David Caldwell, he's been good and solid, and he's really tackled well and he's been all over the place. He's a guy who has made very minimal mistakes."

That bodes well for their chances, but the numbers crunch means nothing will be certain until the cutdowns are made.

Taj Smith: Taj Smith explodes for 140 yards, TD

The next series, he found Taj Smith on a nice slant that led to a first down. (WTHR's Rich Nye ripped off the line of the game: "Taj is having a Drew Haddad kind of night.'')

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September 5, 1981- College Football Hall of Fame coach Dick MacPherson made his debut at Syracuse as Rutgers beat the Orangemen 29-27 in Syracuse, N.Y. After winning four Yankee Conference championships at Massachusetts, MacPherson tallied a 66-38-4 record, including trips to five bowl games. He won national Coach of the Year honors in 1987 after leading Syracuse to an 11-0-1 mark and a No. 4 final ranking in the Associated Press poll.

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Hopefully Price just has a sprained knee. He's a special player and I would hate to see a promising season end so quickly. Someone posted earlier that initially it looked like he would be out for the entire season. The article suggests they're thinking in terms of him returning for Wake's next game, although he won't be the same weapon if his mobility is affected.
In regards to Taj, I find it amazing that backup athletes who produce even in a preseason game can be shunned because another backup is deemed more talented. Production vs talent. How did the Dallas Cowboys perform with all their "talent" the last couple years. It would be a mistake for Indy to drop him and another teams gain for signing him.
Anyone notice that FM scored 50 points last night and was led by QB Wolfgang Shafer? Wolfgang Is Scott Shafer's son. Might develop into a D1 prospect. MeanwhIle CBA has another one of Coach Mac's grandkids starting at QB.

Anyone notice that FM scored 50 points last night and was led by QB Wolfgang Shafer? Wolfgang Is Scott Shafer's son. Might develop into a D1 prospect. MeanwhIle CBA has another one of Coach Mac's grandkids starting at QB.

A friends son plays with one of Ty's son in Pop Warner. It's Wheatley right, Wheatley left etc and he can't be stopped.

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