INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri may still be out with a knee injury,
but his replacement Matt Stover has been solid as a rock.
Stover has yet to miss a field goal and on Tuesday night, while
taping The Bill Polian Show, the Colts president assessed the
situation and how Stover's success affects Vinatieri's future.
“What it does, it gives us the opportunity to make sure
Adam is 100 percent healthy before he comes back. And then we'll
make that decision at that point. Matt knows that this is Adam's
job, essentially,” said Polian. “But Matt has done a
heck of a job and, if anything should go wrong with Adam, we are
going to give him every opportunity to get that thing 100 percent
well so we don't get into a spiral where it's good for a couple of
weeks and then bad for a couple of weeks. Matt's been phenomenal
and I wouldn't be surprise if we kept him the whole
The 41-year-old Stover is 7-for-7 on field goals, 15-for-15 on
extra points. This is the 20th season for Stover.
Manning delivers the groceries
Meanwhile, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was giving back to
the community once again. Tuesday night, he and his foundation
helped 800 families. They gave grocery bags to families in need for
It’s been a tradition over the years for Manning to give
away the priceless bags. They're especially valuable now since
times are really tough for some families.
“We had over 100 volunteers yesterday helping us stuff
these bags and all of them obviously had that same feeling that we
are helping people out.” said Manning. “Giving each
family a Thanksgiving meal plus a $25 dollar gift certificate to
Marsh. So giving them a little bit more this year and every little
bit helps. A lot of people come together to support this project
and, like I said, to see the smiles on a mother's face or a child's
face is really what it's all about."