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Dream Team: Frank Gore Jersey #23

Jersey:

Frank Gore’s jersey number for the Indianapolis Colts is number 23.

Position played:

Frank Gore plays the position of running back.

What does Frank Gore do in his spare time?

As with most sportsmen, apparently he spends loads of time in the outdoors and loves gardening – he is particularly fond of environmentalism and believes in conservation efforts. I’ve been researching electric mowers to try and follow in his footsteps and so I feel like I’m doing my bit too 😉 I guess we all need to do our bit to help the environment. I found a great list at bestchainsawsandthings if you need some guidance finding the a top electric mower. His NFL background is strong however, and even on the weekends he enjoys playing a game of football with friends.

Best game moment?

I really respect Frank Gore’s abilities on the field. Although he is not my favorite player, I can absolutely respect his ability to play a great game of football. This has resulted in many great moments on the field, although I believe he was a great player even before he joined the Colts. One such moment was leading the 49ers to win the Superbowl in 2012. For me, I am still waiting to see his best moment playing for the Colts but I am sure this will not be far off.

So, what is your opinion on Frank Gore?

Frank Gore has had a fantastic playing career. Over the years he has shown what a dedicated and talented footballer he is. His dedication has resulted in a long NFL career that will be continued for many years to come. I suppose I am always a little cautious when I see players come from other teams. One is always presented with the questions. One such question is why did they leave? Instead of looking towards the player for blame, it is probably more fair to suggest that the offer of playing for the Indianapolis Colts was too good to refuse. After all, it is the best team in the NFL! We also do not know about any workplace politics that may be happening behind closed doors. Anyway, I look forward to seeing his progress in the next season, and I’m sure 2017 will be an exciting season for Frank Gore.

Read more about other Colts players including Winston Guy, Adam Vinatieri and Andre Johnson.

Dream Team: Vincent Brown Jersey #86

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Jersey:

Vincent Brown’s jersey number for the Indianapolis Colts is number 86.

Position played:

Vincent Brown plays the position of wide receiver.

What does Vincent Brown do in his spare time?

As a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, it is no surprise that Vincent Brown loves to spend his spare time running. He is a fit individual who enjoys getting outdoors and hates spending too long under a roof. Apparently, he has not spent one day trapped inside in his entire life.

Best game moment?

Vincent Brown’s stint with the Indianapolis Colts was a short one. He was signed in March 2015. After only a few short months, he was waived in September the same year. This was due to his contract as an unrestricted free agent. Unfortunately, he did not have a chance to show his skill on the field but has gone on to show his skill for other teams.

So, what is your opinion on Vincent Brown?

Most of Vincent Brown’s achievements were seen when he was playing football in his college years. Throughout his college years he kept up an impressive player record, however in 2012 he was struck by injury which had an impact on his ability to play. I think this went on to impact his career. He is obviously a promising talent with skill and determination, and it is a shame that he was not able to prove this whilst he was playing for the Colts. He has since gone on to sign for both the San Diego Chargers and the New Orlean Saints, showing that his skill has been recognized by many clubs. Unfortunately, his proneness to injury has remained. He failed a physical in July 2016 and was released. At only 27 years old, it seems that his career may be over. Although talented, he has not been able to survive the tough world of football.

Dream Team: Winston Guy Jersey #27

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Jersey:

Winston Guy’s jersey number for the Indianapolis Colts is number 27.

Position played:

Winston Guy plays the position of safety.

What does Winston Guy do in his spare time?

Winston Guy does not have spare time. With a job and 2 young kids, he is a busy working father. He is a family man that cares about his kids. He is also interested in rap music and enjoys listening to it in his spare time.

Best game moment?

There is no specific best game moment for Winston Guy in my opinion. He played in 12 games with a total of 6 tackles for the Indianapolis Colts, before being released. Although he was not the best player for the Indianapolis Colts, I admired his effort on the field in both games.

So, what is your opinion on Winston Guy?

Lacking a proper player record, it is difficult to give a full in depth opinion on Winston Guy without also discussing the time he has spent playing for other teams. He was released by the Colts this year and it has been a shame that he was not given the opportunity to fully show just how good he is. At 26 years old, he is still a young guy and there are plenty more years for him to prove just how good he is. I think it is also important to remember that he was already a father at a young age. This gives him priorities outside of football. It also seemed that perhaps his passion was not with the Colts. He had originally chosen to sign with the Seattle Seahawks as opposed to the Colts. It is also important to remember that his release was not necessarily in regards to his ability. He may have been released so that there was room for other players to take his place. Regardless, I think he is a great player and I am sure we will see more of him in the future.

Read more about other Colts players including Andre Johnson, Adam Vinatieri and Frank Gore.

Are The Salaries Of NFL Players Fair?

Salaries of NFL players have been something I have heard a lot of debate on recently. There is much talk about whether the amount paid to these players is fair and justifiable. Many players are paid a base salary in the millions, not including bonuses and freebies that are included as perks of the job. But do these players deserve this? It is definitely debatable, however, I think the amount players are paid is fair. Although there is a range of salaries based on skill, ability, age and the team they play for, overall most players are paid a fair salary for the game they play.

One example of a highly paid player is Andrew Luck. Andrew Luck was paid a base salary of $16.2 million with a contract that is around $140 million. However, Andrew Luck is one of the best paid players in the game and as such has one of the highest paid salaries. Most players are not paid in this range and are actually paid around $1 million to $5 million. This is still a lot of money and far beyond average salaries.

Although these figures are high, we need to consider why the players get paid this amount. Firstly they are putting their bodies under enormous stress. This is not only in the moment they play, but something to consider for the future. Many players are injured, sometimes every game, and their injuries result in long term damage that is often irreparable. They put their bodies under incredible physical stress that many of us simply would not understand.

NFL players are also putting their lives and faces on display to the world. They are becoming public figures and celebrities in their own right. This affects their whole life and therefore they need to be continuously cautious of their representation in the media and the perception of the public. Any failure to maintain a an immaculate public image can, and has resulted in the termination of their contract.

Another thing to consider that that their careers are also short. Players are only able to play when they are in top physical shape. It is not something that can follow you until your retirement. Many players leave the game unable to do other jobs. Therefore this is their main income source and chance for future savings. Although the issue is still debatable, it is worth considering these facts when you make your judgement.

Dream Team: Adam Vinatieri Jersey #4

Jersey:

Adam Vinatieri’s jersey number for the Indianapolis Colts is number 4.

Position played:

Adam Vinatieri plays as a place kicker. A great place to read more information on Vinatieri is here.

What does Adam Vinatieri do in his spare time?

Believe it or not, Adam Vinatieri does have interests outside of NFL. I guess this is not hard to believe, but because it is all we hear about, it is easy to see players as one dimensional. Adam Vinatieri is a natural sportsman and so loves most things outdoors. One of the other sports he loves to do is play golf. To help him play a great game, he has a good set of clubs, the best golf rangefinder and some good quality shoes as every golfer should.

Best game moment:

With a player of Adam Vinatieri’s caliber, there have been many great moments. However, my favorite moment was when he kicked a field goal in the super bowl 36. I thought this was incredible, and I continue to watch the video online. You can see footage of the moment below.

So, what is your opinion on Adam Vinatieri?

I think we all know I am not alone in thinking Adam Vinatieri is currently one of the best NFL players. If this is not only recognizable by his performance on the field, it can be seen in his salary. He has one of the largest contracts in NFL history. He is also one of the oldest players to continue playing at the age of 43, and yet he has still had his contract renewed. This should show what a great player he is. I think it is clear to see why he is such a great player. He’s a big guy, hes’ strong and he has that familiar American family guy attitude and look. I have no doubt that our support for him is one thing that has made him such a successful player, and I know we all wish him the best in the future.

Read more about other Colts players including Andre Johnson, Winston Guy and Frank Gore.

My Top 5 Colts Players

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck is the first player in my list. He is one of the few quarterback’s that I really think is a great player, and he has amazing skill on the field. I do not believe a list of the top 5 Colts players could be complete without him, and if I had my own team, I would draft him immediately. Andrew Luck has received many awards based on his performance on the field which are well deserved for a player with this level of skill. Although, this has not come easy for Andrew Luck. With any accomplishment, there is inevitably some struggle. Andrew Luck has suffered various injuries especially in 2015. However, despite his proneness to injury, Andrew Luck has been able to lead the Colts through to two division titles. He is a great player and easily at the top of my list of my top 5 Colts players.

Robert Mathis

Robert Mathis is another great player, and although he is second on my list, his playing skills are first grade! Robert Mathis is another Colts player whose skill was recognized in college. For some people, sports skills are natural and they are recognized early on. Coupled with his academic experience, he is a top person. He plays as an outback linebacker and does a fantastic job of it. And not to mention, this guy is huge! Players probably fear him (I know I would) and I’m sure he leaves turbulence as he walks down the street! Robert Mathis has been playing for a long time now, having been drafted in 2003. I’m sure we will see many great seasons to come, and I especially look forward to his performance in 2017.

Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison is the third top player in my list, and was drafted in 1996. This may seem like a long time ago, and that is probably because it is. It is over 20 years ago that Marvin Harrison was drafted, and although he is a former player of the Colts, I wish he would return (although I’m sure his skill is not what it once was). Marvin Harrison’s great skills were recognized in his ability to make the prestigious hall of fame. Marvin Harrison is smaller than a lot of players, but this just goes to show it’s not all about size. He has been able to play a fantastic game even with his smaller frame. Marvin Harrison has had a few injuries during his time, including a knee that gave him a lot of trouble. He played as a wide receiver during his career. I hope he is doing well, but I am sure there will never be a player like him.

Gary Brackett

Gary Brackett is another former player, but in my opinion, he is one of the greatest former players and he will always be remembered for his own individual abilities and skill. He played as a line backer in his time and did a fantastic job at it. Gary Bracket proved his great abilities in his first year of playing in 2005, and ever since then he continued to impress on the field. I have many fond memories of watching him play. He proved himself throughout his career with over 700 tackles in his career. I loved to watch him play and he will be missed from the game.

Pat McAfee

Pat McAfee was drafted in 2009. This makes him one of the newer players on the team, although it has been over 7 years now that he has been playing. Pat McAfee has done it all throughout his own life. He started by playing soccer, and now plays as a placekicker for the Colts. I guess this shows his love for sport. For some people, it just runs in their blood. Pat McAfee cut his hair off in 2011 for children, and this was a great way to raise funds and awareness in the community for the importance of struggles of children and to assist in raising money for them. He has also suffered his fair share of person struggles in his own life. This happens to be a trend with a lot of players, especially when they end their careers and the fame stops. Perhaps the fame starts to make them question other areas of their life that may be lacking. I guess with the fame awarded to them there may be many people that like them, but very few people that understand them. I know people in the general public wouldn’t recognize this. They would only see the positive aspects of fame, but it is hard for us to recognize it when we do not experience it first hand. I know this post was not meant to be about the struggles of celebrities and public figures, but it has become that. Perhaps I will post another article about this issue in the future! Regardless of that, I believe Pat McAfee is a fantastic player and should be appreciated for this.

Dream Team: Andre Johnson Jersey #81

Jersey:

Andre Johnson’s Jersey number with the Indianapolis Colts is 81.

Position played:

Andre Johnson plays as a wide receiver.

Best game moment?

Scoring a touch down in 2008, Andre Johnson lead one of the best game moments of the season. This was an exciting moment for all colts players. You can see this video posted online. ESPN listed a lot of Andre Johnson’s stats. You can see some of Andre Johnson’s best moments of 2008 in the video below.

What does Andre Johnson do in his spare time?

Andre Johnson is a big supporter of children. He raises a lot of money for children and has made headlines for his generous donations, especially concerning children that have been raised in broken homes. Having grown up in a broken home myself, this is something that I really give him credit for. Besides for his fantastic skills on the field, I think he is a generous and humble person and I am sure there is more to him that meets the field.

So, what is your opinion on Andre Johnson?

I think Andre Johnson is a fantastic player. He has won many awards for his playing and continues to impress on the field. At over 6 foot and 230 lbs, he is a huge player and this makes him a fantastic wide receiver. This is probably because no one wants to fight him for the ball! More than that, I think he is a great person and I would love to meet him one day. Perhaps if he is ever to offer a meet and greet I will be able to speak to him in person. I would offer him one piece of advice, and that would be to keep his head up high and to continue playing the way he does. Players like Andre Johnson deserve our credit so that they can continue to be great examples for kids and for the wider community. After all, they are public figures and they inspire a lot of people. He certainly inspires me!