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Colts head coach wants Robert Mathis to slow down; It is a long season

Colts linebacker feels he will be back in time to make a playoff push

Colts linebacker feels he will be back in time to make a playoff push

Yesterday the Indianapolis Colts placed Robert Mathis on the PUP list, but the 34 year old veteran wants to get back on the field. There were reports yesterday, that Mathis was flying up and down the sidelines working trying to show the media that he is close.  Well his coach told him Sunday he needs to slow down.

“Slow down. We’ve got a long way to go,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday, via The Indy Star. “It’s a long season.”

Mathis is just two years removed from a 19.5 sack season, he’s acting like a rookie again. The team wants him to return to form, but coach Pagano wants him to realize the season is long. 

“We’re not pressuring him. We want him back, yes, but we want him back when he’s really ready to go,” linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald told The Indy Star. “We want Robert Mathis, not a part ofRobert Mathis.”

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