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Andrew, I Wish You Health and Peace #StoryTimeWithJP

By Jerraud Powers 2012. We just came off of a terrible 2011 season that got a great coaching staff and front office fired. Peyton Manning got released that off season. Jim Irsay hired Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano, as general manager and head coach. All the talk that off season was about a “can’t miss QB prospect” out of Stanford. Everyone was raving how good this kid was and how he might be the best QB prospect since Peyton Manning himself. Before the Colts front office decided to cut Peyton, I remember having conversations with some of the key veterans on the team about, “What if” Peyton gets healthy, he …
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Draft Day #StoryTimeWithJP

By Jerraud Powers Iron Bowl 2008. We lost to Alabama for the first time in six years.  I remember sitting in the locker room talking with Senderrick Marks about the game and plans for the future. Sen was projected to go in the first round of the draft. He knew before the season began that there was a chance he could enter the draft after the season was over. We were both juniors at the time and before we could make it to the bus, we got word that Coach Tubb had gotten fired. At the moment, I had planned on returning to school for my senior season. Sen’ told …
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Jerraud Powers intercepts Peyton Manning #StoryTimeWithJP

By Jerraud Powers My first training camp in the NFL was tough. Two-a-day practices and a defensive coach who thought I couldn’t do anything right. Every athlete has had the one coach who saw a wrong in every right thing that they did. Larry Coyer was my defensive coordinator, and he had to be 70 years old (or older) at the time. My roommate for camp was Jacob Lacey. He was out of Oklahoma State and was a baller. In our coaches eyes, we were too cool and too relaxed for his liking. We rarely showed any emotion when it came to work but we worked hard and had a …
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Injured or Not, I Have to Play in the Super Bowl! #StoryTimeWithJP

In 2009, I was drafted to the Colts in the 3rd round. I was blessed to have an awesome camp and become an opening day starter on an already-established veteran team. We went on to win 14 games in a row and clinch the #1 seed for the playoffs. Peyton Manning, Jeff Saturday, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Reggie Wayne and Antoine Bethea were all established, core leaders on our team, and I was happy to be a part of it.  For the last two games of the season, Jim Caldwell wanted to rest the starters, which he did, unless there were any reachable season records/stats for some who might have …
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The Rookie Dinner #StoryTimeWithJP

2009, week 6. The day was set for me and another fellow rookie to take the secondary out to what is called, “The Rookie dinner.” I had heard plenty of stories from the past that were not encouraging, but I wanted to have a good time and enjoy the night. We all get to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at 7pm. They take our group to a secluded back room where expensive looking champagne and liquor bottles were set up nicely and circled the entire room. The waitress is opening a particular champagne bottle and filling glasses every other second. Another waiter is bringing food in every five minutes, well at least that’s how it seemed. The veteran players were starting to fill the room, and I noticed something wrong immediately. Most of the players brought either …
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My Time with Quincy Wilson


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