According to Brown, having a good dose of patience is the key.“With the run game, you have to be patient. Just like [Sunday], we didn’t have many yards rushing [through the first three quarters]. Probably the fourth quarter, we really started to get some chunk yards. That’s just the way the run game is,” he points out.“You have to stay patient, stay the course and the runs will come.”Head coach Chuck Pagano certainly appreciates what Brown has provided this season as a team leader.“He’s a great pro. He’s reliable. He’s accountable. Did a great job all day long, especially on that last drive,” Pagano voiced.
Injury updateRunning back Daniel “Boom” Herron will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the second quarter of the Tennessee game.
Herron will be placed on injured reserve. Recently signed running back Chris Rainey, who handled punt and kickoff returns against the Titans, will see more work on offense.
Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois will be out for two to four weeks after incurring a plantar fascia tear in his left foot against the Titans. Fili Moala will take over as a starter for the Colts while Francois recovers.
Offensive guard/tackle Jeff Linkenbach, who started the Tennessee game at right guard for former starter Mike McGlynn, suffered a torn quad muscle. Linkenbach is listed as week-to-week and his status for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati has not been determined. McGlynn would most likely return to the starting lineup.
Cornerbacks Greg Toler (groin) and Josh Gordy (groin), along with inside linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle), are expected back at practice on Wednesday. Toler and Gordy have both been sidelined since the Colts’ Oct. 20 win over Denver. Conner, meanwhile, has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in practice.DHB status up in the air Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey’s struggles have continued and he may be pushed down the depth chart a bit.