Fare thee well Bryan Fletcher

With conflicting reports still coming out about the Harrison saga (did anyone note how ESPN’s coverage of the story changed as the night went along?) let’s instead focus on stories we can verify. Bryan Fletcher and Dylan Gandy were cut yesterday. Fletcher had several key plays in the 2006 season, and perhaps caught the biggest pass of the AFC Championship game. He only had one grab that day, but it was for 32 yards to set the Colts up inside the Pats 50 with 2:01 to play. I’ll never forget Ted Marchibroda semi-coherently trying to say, “There’s a linebacker on him and it’s a mismatch in favor of the tight end!” Fletcher was slight of build and never could figure out the blocking side of the game. As for Dylan Gandy, he couldn’t beat out Charlie Johnson, so that should tell you something. Both players had to be nervous when the Colts brought in 3 new O linemen and two TEs.

Demond Sanders: The three-day Rookie camp just began on Friday, but the Colts must have already seen what they were looking for from the new guys.

In other news, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proves that underneath that firesuit beats the heart of a little girl. I’m guessing Junior couldn’t handle 220 mph. . .