"We hear it all the time," Colts left guard Ryan Lilja said Friday. "The teams in our division go out and draft guys for that reason. You hear rumors about bounties and that kind of stuff, so it's nothing new."
As Minnesota's Brett Favre found out last week, sacks aren't the only measuring stick of success. Favre, a three-time league MVP, repeatedly took big shots from the Saints -- some drew penalties, others drew complaints that there should have been flags.
Clearly, though, it took a toll on Favre, who threw two interceptions.
The difference with Indianapolis: Manning often frustrates defenders by getting rid of the ball fast and is usually able to avoid big hits. Apparently, Williams wants his players to knock down Manning any time they come close.
"You know this guy (Manning) has a great clock in his head," Williams told radio station WGFX. "The big thing is he throws the ball so early that we are going to have to do a good job of finding ways to get to him. When we do get to him, we are going to make sure to have a couple of remember-me shots on him when we get there."
"We'll let our game speak for ourselves," he said.
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