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Frank Slade
09-03-2005, 04:34 PM
http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll...1/50903036/1027
Titans trade Calmus

By JIM WYATT
Staff Writer

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The Titans have traded linebacker Rocky Calmus to the Indianapolis Colts for an undisclosed draft pick.

The Titans, who must get to 54 players by 5 o’clock this afternoon, began shopping Calmus to other teams earlier Saturday before reaching a deal with the Colts.

Calmus was a third-round draft pick by the Titans in 2002. The Titans expect to announce all roster moves later in the day

Here is some info on him
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5963/career

SoupIsGood
09-03-2005, 04:41 PM
Holy *****!

Jerm, help me out here. I'm under the impression that Calmus is either pretty good, or has the potential to be pretty good. I remember people being excited about him, that's it really..

I like the way the Colts have operated in the past week or so.

SoupIsGood
09-03-2005, 04:42 PM
After a quick look at his stats, maybe it wasn't Calmus I'm think of? :shrug:

Jermaniac
09-03-2005, 04:48 PM
He is never healthy to be good, he plays good for a game and the next game they are taking him off the field cause he injured something. I never liked him much, but he is a solid tackler. Shouldnt be starting anywhere but a special teams player and a good back up he can be.

Frank Slade
09-03-2005, 04:49 PM
Get some much needed LB depth.

Not a great player, but not a bad one. I've seen him play since high school.

Right! The key word is Depth !! This team can take as many MLB's as we can get. Nice move only for a conditional pick. Not a big name signing but sometimes it's a number of those little moves that seal up a Contender to a Champion...:cool:

Pacers#1Fan
09-04-2005, 10:25 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD>LINEBACKER ACQUIRED http://www.colts.com/images/news_photos/feature/colts.jpg </TD></TR><TR><TD width="100%">By John Oehser - Colts.com

Colts Obtain Calmus from Tennessee for Future Draft Selection
INDIANAPOLIS - With the regular season a week away, the Colts made a series of roster moves Saturday to comply with league deadlines.

They made a bunch of cuts.

They put a couple of players on injured reserve.

And they made a trade.

On the day after their preseason finale, the Colts reached the NFL roster limit of 53 players by making 26 roster moves, including the placement of two veterans – Makoa Freitas and Brad Pyatt – on injured reserve, as well as officially beginning the previously announced suspension of safety Mike Doss.

The Colts, in addition to releasing 16 players, also traded an undisclosed future http://www.colts.com/images/2004_articlead_wireless.jpg (http://www.colts.com/exit.cfm?url=http://www.thewirelessguys.com) draft selection to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for middle linebacker Rocky Calmus, a four-year NFL veteran from the University of Oklahoma.

Calmus, the 77th selection (third round) in the 2002 NFL Draft, started 12 of 27 games in three seasons for the Titans. According to NFL.com, he has recorded 80 tackles with 60 assists, and also has a sack with two interceptions.

Calmus joins veterans Rob Morris and Gary Brackett as middle linebackers on the Colts' roster.

Brackett, a third-year veteran, started all five preseason games. Morris, the Colts’ 2000 first-round draft selection, played extensively as a backup and on special teams in preseason after starting each of the past four seasons.

Also on Saturday, the Colts made official the signing of unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Corey Simon, who agreed to terms with the club earlier in the week. Simon, the No. 6 overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft, played the past five seasons with Philadelphia.

Simon made the Pro Bowl for the Eagles in 2003.

The 16 players released included one veteran – safety Waine Bacon – with extensive NFL regular-season playing time. Bacon joined the Colts’ practice squad late in the 2003 season, then played 11 games last season as a reserve defensive back and special teams player.

Bacon started against the Denver Broncos in the fourth preseason game, and led the Colts twice in tackles in five preseason games.

Other players released by the Colts Saturday were:

Quarterback Tom Arth, defensive end Justin Brown, defensive back Willie Ford, defensive end Sean Guthrie, linebacker Nick Hannah, offensive guard Trevor Hutton, linebacker Chris Laskowski, defensive end Josh Mallard, defensive back Jermaine Mays, offensive tackle Jim Newton, running back Vashon Pearson, offensive tackle David Porter, linebacker Andre Sommersell, wide receiver John Standeford and running back J.T. Wall.

The Colts also terminated the contract of Marcus Spears, a 12-year veteran offensive tackle who signed as a free agent during the preseason, and placed three players on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFL Europe) list: defensive back Daryl Dixon, kicker Stephen Scaldaferri and defensive end Javor Mills.

Cornerback Von Hutchins, who played extensively as a rookie reserve last season, was placed on the Reserve/PUP list. A player placed on PUP must miss at least the first six weeks of the season, but he can be activated thereafter.

Freitas, a sixth-round selection by the Colts in the 2003 NFL Draft from the University of Arizona, sustained a foot injury in the preseason finale. Pyatt, also a third-year veteran, was signed as a free agent from Northern Colorado just before training camp that season. He also was injured in the preseason finale.

Freitas and Pyatt, because they are on injured reserve, will not play this season. </TD></TR></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Pacers#1Fan
09-04-2005, 10:25 AM
It's great to see the Colts starting to really focus on getting some D.

Frank Slade
09-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Pyatt and Freitas out for the year... that is unfortunate.... stupid 5th pre season game !!

Suaveness
09-04-2005, 12:16 PM
Thank god Bacon is gone. He was terrible

Believe_in_blue
09-04-2005, 07:34 PM
We have 3. . . Tarik Glenn, Ryan Diem, Joaquin Gonzalez

Natston
09-04-2005, 08:19 PM
John Clayton on Calmus...

5. The Colts made their second brilliant move of the week by picking up middle linebacker Rocky Calmus from the Titans for a 2006 draft choice, either a sixth or a seventh. Their first great move was signing defensive tackle Corey Simon. Calmus is a tough middle linebacker who could play outside if necessary. Outside linebacker Gilbert Gardner suffered an injury that should sideline him for most of September, so the Colts needed some help. Calmus far exceeded expectation, because he could start after a couple weeks to learn the system.

Pacers#1Fan
09-04-2005, 10:48 PM
John Clayton on Calmus...

5. The Colts made their second brilliant move of the week by picking up middle linebacker Rocky Calmus from the Titans for a 2006 draft choice, either a sixth or a seventh. Their first great move was signing defensive tackle Corey Simon. Calmus is a tough middle linebacker who could play outside if necessary. Outside linebacker Gilbert Gardner suffered an injury that should sideline him for most of September, so the Colts needed some help. Calmus far exceeded expectation, because he could start after a couple weeks to learn the system.Sweet.

cramerica
09-04-2005, 10:52 PM
I like this move. I liked Calmus when he was coming out of College and am very happy were are going to have some LB'er help.

Frank Slade
09-06-2005, 12:36 PM
September 6, 2005

colts notebook
Ex-Titan Calmus happy to join Colts
Indy's new backup linebacker grew tired of being on the losing end of AFC South rivalry.


By Phillip B. Wilson
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Newly acquired Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Rocky Calmus will need time to adjust to a different scheme and terminology.

Playing for the two-time defending AFC South champions after three years with rival Tennessee, that's an adjustment he's eager to make.

"The last two years, they've been whipping us pretty good," said Calmus, subjected to four Titans losses to the Colts by an average of 17.3 points the past two years. "Hopefully we can keep that going."

The Colts visit Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 2.

"I'm looking forward to it," said Calmus, who opened the past two seasons as the Titans' middle linebacker but was limited by injuries to just a dozen starts. Nerve and hamstring problems kept him out of all but four games last year.

Acquired Saturday for an undisclosed 2006 draft choice, Calmus is listed as the backup to strongside linebacker David Thornton on the depth chart. Colts coach Tony Dungy said Monday that Calmus will also be counted upon on special teams.

"I had no idea (a trade) would be in-division," Calmus said. "I was a little surprised."

The 2001 Butkus Award winner as the nation's top college linebacker at Oklahoma played 13 NFL games with one start as a rookie. He won the starting job in 2003 but suffered a broken fibula after 10 games.

He suggested last year's hamstring injury was the result of being pressed into action because of Tennessee's rash of injuries.

"The second one might have been a little rushed," he said. "We had a lot of injuries and we needed some bodies out there and one of the bodies was me. It was too soon."




Etc.Jackson watched practice wearing a new number, 31, then a team spokesman said afterward the Colts' first-round pick is switching back to his preseason No. 28. Fellow rookie cornerback Kelvin Hayden is going from No. 40 to 26 and rookie defensive tackle Darrell Reid from No. 60 to 95. Defensive tackles Lynn McGruder and Jason Stewart were cut Saturday, but the moves were not announced until Monday.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050906/SPORTS03/509060424

Frank Slade
09-06-2005, 12:40 PM
The best part about acquiring Claums is that he knows the Titans defense better than anyone currently on that team. As the MLB, he was the "captain" on the field.

They're going to have to make some serious adjustments to their terminology before they play us (not that it would matter that much either way).

Yes that is payback for when they beat us in our house in the playoffs.
Which I went to and will never forget :mad:

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 10:05 PM
The best part about acquiring Claums is that he knows the Titans defense better than anyone currently on that team. As the MLB, he was the "captain" on the field.

They're going to have to make some serious adjustments to their terminology before they play us (not that it would matter that much either way).No, Peter Sirmon was the "captain" on the field, he was the one calling all the plays. Calmus knows the defense but not as much as anyone on our team. The guy has been hurt half his damn career anyway. Calmus knows the Titans defense better then any Titans player LMAO.

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 11:26 PM
Peter Sirmon calls all the defensive plays, and last year when he was hurt it was Brad Kassell who called the plays out.

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 11:29 PM
Yup, you keep on thinking you are going to get some powerhouse of a LB in Rocky Calmus. LMAO Rocky Calmus.

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 11:49 PM
Tomorrow

Jermaniac
09-07-2005, 12:04 AM
Is Calmus going to play against the Ratbirds?

Jermaniac
09-07-2005, 12:10 AM
Wouldnt suprise me

Jermaniac
09-07-2005, 12:12 AM
That sucks, he would have stopped Jamaal Lewis all by him self.
For real though that game should be real fun to watch I cant wait for it.

Jermaniac
09-07-2005, 12:25 AM
If the Raiders can get the run game going I think they will beat the Pats, their run D was pretty bad in the preseason so I think thats their main weakness.

The Colts and Ravens game was fun last year too, even though the Ravens are such a big rival of the Titans that D is so fun to watch. And when you have a D like theirs and a offense like the Colts do you know its going to be a great game.

And the Titans and Steelers, I think we can take them. Both of their best RB's are out, Big Ben's favorite target is not there anymore. Titans can have a big upset here.
This should be a very fun weekend.

Suaveness
09-07-2005, 12:32 AM
I don't care about any games about the Patriots until November. In fact, I hope they win. That means if we beat them, it'll feel all that much more better. Beating a Pats team that isn't playing good just doesn't feel right.

BluBlood
09-07-2005, 09:22 AM
I really don't think anyone is expecting a "powerhouse" LB from Calmus. What he does bring is quality depth at the position...possibly even a starting spot eventually. For what he is, he is great, and the Colts are better with him, the Titans worse. Both good things.

BTOWN is right about the MLB being the play caller. This is true at every level of football.

Frank Slade
09-07-2005, 10:21 AM
[QUOTE=Suaveness]I don't care about any games about the Patriots until November. In fact, I hope they win. That means if we beat them, it'll feel all that much more better. Beating a Pats team that isn't playing good just doesn't feel right.[/QUOTE

I could not agree more, I want them to be undefeated so when we come in there , no excuses on how it was a down year I want to hand the Pats the devastating blow that loses their home field advantage for a change....:devil: ..

Jermaniac
09-09-2005, 01:57 PM
"Recently acquired outside linebacker Rocky Calmus hurt his leg during Thursday's practice, the Colts said in a news release. His availability for the Baltimore game has not been determined. "

LMFAO

Frank Slade
09-09-2005, 02:08 PM
:mad:
"Recently acquired outside linebacker Rocky Calmus hurt his leg during Thursday's practice, the Colts said in a news release. His availability for the Baltimore game has not been determined. "

LMFAO:mad:

BluBlood
09-09-2005, 02:17 PM
"Recently acquired outside linebacker Rocky Calmus hurt his leg during Thursday's practice, the Colts said in a news release. His availability for the Baltimore game has not been determined. "

LMFAO

:link:

Jermaniac
09-09-2005, 06:20 PM
Ohh okay.

rel
09-10-2005, 05:17 PM
well, looks like hes out for year

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.d...009/1004/SPORTS