Colts MLB's emergence proving to be therapeutic

Gary Brackett's big game last week lost some of its luster since he no longer has his parents or brother to share in his excitement.

Updated: September 16, 2005, 12:51 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For the reigning AFC defensive player of the week, a stellar 10-tackle, two-interception performance for the Indianapolis Colts in last Sunday's lopsided win at Baltimore might have defined the term bittersweet.

On hand to lend moral and vocal support for Gary Brackett, a third-year veteran in his first season as the Colts' starting middle linebacker, were 40 family members and friends who made the drive from New Jersey. Many of them were seeing him in-person for the first time playing ...

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