INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 06:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Join CA Fantasy Football!

For regular readers, you know that Colts Authority has hosted fantasy football leagues for years, and this year is no different. This season, I gave precedence to people already in leagues to renew, but we still have a decent amount of spots open for the upcoming season. If you are interested, I’d encourage you to […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball while defended by William Hayes #95 of the St. Louis Rams during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts-Rams Matchup Features a Battle of Equals in Regular Season Tune-up

Few teams match up better than the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams on paper. The Colts have a high-powered offense and suspect defense. The Rams have a high-powered defense and suspect offense. It will truly be a battle of equals Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome. The two geographical rivals—for now—are just a […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16:  Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts walks off of the field following the 42-20 loss to the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cloth

“Every time I call it a game, you call it a business. And every time I call it a business, you call it a game.” Those words were uttered by John Matuszak in the 1979 movie “North Dallas Forty.” For those who haven’t seen it, the movie is loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 22: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh on the sideline in the second half of a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preseason Wrap-up: Starting Offense Shines Early, Colts lose 23-11

First Quarter The Colts starting offense came out with all pieces intact this time around, but they were quickly thwarted into a three and out after two missed blocks from the right tackle position led to a sack and a throw out of bounds. – Frank Gore’s fist (preseason) carry as a Colt goes for […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears looks at Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts before the snap during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field on September 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Colts 41-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Will Struggle vs. Colts’ Offensive Firepower

The Indianapolis Colts expect to win a Super Bowl in 2015. Quarterback Andrew Luck is entering his fourth season and the front office gave him even more weapons than he had when he threw 40 touchdowns last season. Their opponent on Saturday night is the same opponent they scrimmaged this week, the Chicago Bears. […]

Anderson and Parry: The Future of the Colts’ Defensive Line?

Writer’s note: If you don’t care about the writer’s personal life and future plans, please skip this next paragraph. Or, if you must, go leave a mean comment about it on Reddit or something. Hello again, everyone! It’s good to be back and writing. I had a crazy offseason that involved a few major personal life changes […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 16: Chris Prosinski #33 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Zurlon Tipton #37 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of the preseason game on August 16, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Observations From Preseason Week 1, Colts 10, Eagles…36

The Indianapolis Colts opened up the preseason in Philadelphia, in front of as many as 40 fans (okay, it wasn’t that sparse).  It looked like most Colts preseason games, in that it was pretty much a sloppy bloodbath of a loss.  The coaches are evaluating more than preparing for games this time of year (in […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 06:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Breaking Down T.Y. Hilton’s $65 Million Contract Extension

The Colts made waves on Thursday morning when they announced a deal with T.Y. Hilton for a five-year, $65 million extension. Hilton and the Colts had been negotiating throughout the summer, with agent Drew Rosenhaus making three separate trips to Indianapolis throughout training camp. As a part of Indianapolis’ young core, Hilton was one of […]

ANDERSON, IN - JULY 29: Indianapolis Colts players take the field during training camp at Anderson University on July 29, 2012 in Anderson, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Three Storylines to Watch as Training Camp Rolls on

[Editor’s note: We’re finally back!  Sorry for the long, quiet stretches between posts.  Let me introduce you, if you haven’t already ran across him, to longtime reader and Colts fan Jeff Gerbig.  Jeff has written things for us before, and I think you’ll find he fits right in to what you’d expect from The Colts […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Head coach Chuck Pagano celebrates with tackle Gosder Cherilus #78 of the Indianapolis Colts against the Philadelphia Eagles during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 15, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Breaking Down the Financial Impact of Gosder Cherilus’ Release

In a relatively unexpected move, the Colts cut right tackle Gosder Cherilus this afternoon, another reminder of how poorly the 2013 offseason went for Indianapolis. Ryan Grigson has had some very underrated moves during his tenure as general manager, but the 2013 offseason (draft, free agency, T-Rich) is not a period to look back upon […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 07:  Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus #78 of the Indianapolis Colts blocks defensive end Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos as he defends the line of scrimmage for quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Colts 31-24.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Colts release Gosder Cherilus

Right Tackle Gosder Cherilus’s time the Colts is over after two seasons and at least $12.3 million.  There goes one more from that 2013 free agent class, a group that featured the hard-running but oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw and Matt Hasselbeck (the 2nd best QB in the AFC South), but also such luminaries as LaRon “Battleship” Landry (I […]

Personal Updates, Sorry for the Silence

It’s been quiet here on CA lately, largely because I’ve been absent from writing and tweeting outside of my Bleacher Report responsibilities (I’m paid for that, sue me). I felt like it was only fair to update you all as to why. After four years of working in sports journalism and moving in that direction […]

Only Two Teams Travel Less Than The Indianapolis Colts During 2015 NFL Season

The Indianapolis Colts want their furthest road trip of the season to come on the last day of the NFL season — postseason that is. On February 7, 2016, Super Bowl 50 will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. According to an article posted by, […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04:  Kicker Hunter Smith #17 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks the ball against the Chicago Bears during Super Bowl XLI on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hunter Smith Interview for All-Pro Dad Father’s Day Event

In preparation for former Colts punter Hunter Smith’s Father’s Day weekend appearance at the All-Pro Dad Ultimate Chore Challenge today, I had the privilege of a quick interview. Today, Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., Smith will be appearing at the hhgregg location at 4161 E 96th St in Indianapolis. Smith will be appearing for the “Ultimate […]

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Phillip Dorsett #4 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Sunlife Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Finding Small WR Comparisons for Phillip Dorsett’s Rookie Season

When watching Phillip Dorsett prior to this year’s draft, my immediate comparison was T.Y. Hilton. From the way he blew past defenders on film to the strikingly similar combine numbers, nearly everything about him screamed “T.Y.!!!!!” to me. There are some differences, obviously, including a bit more upper-body mass and a bit more consistent hands, […]

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 22: Amarlo Herrera #52 of the Georgia Bulldogs poses with team mascot UGA IX after the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Getting to Know: Amarlo Herrera

In the sixth round of the draft, the Colts selected ILB Amarlo Herrera out of Georgia. So who is he? Let’s find out. Herrera is from North Clayton, Georgia and attended North Clayton High School. During his high school career, he fielded offers from various schools including Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi, Mississippi State, […]

What to Expect: David Parry

Welcome back to What to Expect, a long-running Colts Authority tradition that reminds the world that once-upon-a-time, I used to write football articles. Please note that when I say “long running”, I mean that it will take me the rest of the summer to get to the sixth round. Each spring, I evaluate the picks […]