I’m following the development of Colts lineman Danny Pinter, number 63 above, a rookie from Ball State and South Bend, Indiana.
His position coach is Chris Strausser who was the quarterback for Gunn of Palo Alto Titans in 1981.
I sent Chris a text pointing out that Danny Pinter shares a birthday June 19 with Moe Howard and Lou Gehrig. In terms of archetypes.
I also notice know that he shares this trait with author Salman Rushdie who wrote “The Satanic Verses” and noted the pun I use in the headline. “The rush” means the efforts of the defense to attack the Colts quarterback who Pinter (and Strausser) are tasked to protect.
The Colts are considered the fourth best team in the NFL, although they also got 10 penalties on their line last week.
I was a lineman on the Terman 8th grade A Team in flag football although I switched to flanker or receiver on third down, somehow. There’s a picture of me holding my opponent so that Brad Elman could squeeze thru a hole (made by Matt Maltz).
Pinter did 24 reps of 225 pounds in bench press at this combine whereas my goal is 24 pushups on my birthday coming up in 56 days (and I weigh 225).
The Colts are 7-4 and seem to be playoff bound; they are ranked #10. Quentin Nelson was named All Pro in each of his first two seasons, a lineman. Another lineman, Anthony Castonzo, hurt his knee last week.