RTC: Hail Mary or long field goal?

Here’s Wednesday’s Reading the Coverage:

  • After punter Pat McAfee missed a 64-yard field goal in the final seconds of last weekend’s loss to the New York Giants, Mike Chappell of the Indy Star wonders if it is better to attempt a Hail Mary in the final seconds.

  • Conrad Brunner of 1070thefan.com wonders: Is there a safety in the numbers for Colts? Safety Delano Howell is dealing with a neck injury and there’s no timetable on his return.

  • Kevin Bowen of Colts.com writes that coach Chuck Pagano is calling receiver Reggie Wayne, who has yet to play in the preseason, a “game-time decision” against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.

  • Colts.com has video of veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck taking the ALS ice bucket challenge for the second time.

  • The Colts need veteran safety Mike Adams to step up because of the depth concerns they have at that position.

  • Linebacker Robert Mathis is unlikely to play in the preseason.