INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a game winning 63-yard touchdown pass during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: The London Plan

The Indianapolis Colts are heading into the biggest game of their season. Not because it’s the next game (as Chuck loves to say), but because it’s against (one of) the worst team(s) in the league who is teetering on firing another coach. It’s the Win Or Start Over Bowl. Congrats, London. This may be your […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25:  Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts rushes for a touchdown during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Good News Tuesday: Kicking and Screaming

After that victory, thought I, the rest of Colts Authority should be able to cover all good news for the week. The Colts have their first win, T.Y. Hilton looking like an elite receiver again, Jack Doyle and Dwayne Allen are staying involved, the pass rush is getting through. *whisper whisper* … oh. Turns out […]

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Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 26 Chargers 22

12 Things We Saw in Sunday’s Indianapolis-San Diego Game The last two weeks, the Colts have played down to the wire, only to have said wire decapitate them in the final minute of the game. (If you think that’s a gruesome image you should have heard the WW II vet I stole it from tell […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass while being covered by Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

COLTS vs. CHARGERS: the Return of T. Y. Hilton

Pre-game:   In week one, Detroit looked fantastic against the Colts. They proceeded to lose to Tennessee at home and just got more-or-less obliterated by Green Bay. Denver squeaked out a win against Carolina but then rolled over Indy; they went on to play a close game against Cincy today, only pulling away at the end. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 25 Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after a interception against the  New Orleans Saints in the first half of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 3

How many healthy bodies will the Colts be able to put on the field against the Chargers this Sunday? Let’s take a look at this week’s injury report. OUT: CB Darius Butler (hamstring)- Butler sustained a grade one hamstring strain during last week’s loss to Denver. The recovery time for grade one strains is generally […]

Colts Notebook: Injured, Winless, and Excuseless

Arguably no team understands the woes and tribulations that the Indianapolis Colts have faced as much as the team that they will be squaring off against on Sunday: the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have lost their two leading pass-catchers from 2015 in Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead who combined for nearly 150 receptions last season. While […]

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Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Chargers Edition

Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys. I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18:   Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts high-fives Donte Moncrief #10 during warm-ups prior to the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Three Headed Monster

This Sunday the Colts are facing off against the San Diego Chargers. After dropping the first two games of the season, obviously the Colts are in a tough spot. A 0-3 start would make it nigh on impossible to make a playoff run. The Chargers sit at 1-1 and have proven to be a tough […]

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Week 3 Mailbag

Hello, Colts fans. Week 2 is in the books, and once more the Colts experienced “coulda, woulda, shoulda” in another loss. With a third straight 0-2 start, the frustration levels are high. Higher than a space shuttle high. I’m right there with you all. I’m so right there with you I can’t even think of […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Running back Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Good News Ledge Talk 2016

Indianapolis has, for the third straight season, started 0-2 against one probably-bad team and one probably-good team. Which year seems most similar to this one? Last year they scored 14 and 7 points against the Bills and Jets respectively, both out-of-division games, neither rivals. Indianapolis was not competitive in either match and Luck looked terrible. Indy went […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 celebrates sacking quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Denver’s Defense Dominates

The Colts have started out slow again this season with another loss to fall to 0-2 for the third straight season. The Colts have only won one season opener under Chuck Pagano and that was against a terrible Oakland Raiders team who was quarterbacked by a guy who now plays wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 11:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts works near the sideline  during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

If You’re Not Angry, Then You Haven’t Been Paying Attention

For the third consecutive year the Colts begin the season stumbling out to an 0-2 record. That is unacceptable. In most any other organization, with the exception of Cincinnati, the coach’s seat wouldn’t be hot, it would be on fire. There are those who will say I’m overreacting. There are those who will point out that […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos strips the ball from quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck Mortal as Colts Drop to 0-2. Again.

Pregame: Question of the day: Can the Colts harness the offensive dominance they showed in the second half of last week into a full game of effective play this week? Other question of the day: Can the defense not embarrass themselves against a young quarterback? Clayton Geathers is set to start after missing the entire […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Detroit Lions' Theo Riddick #25 carries the ball past the line of scrimmage during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts  at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Not So Fast

  Colts look to bounce back against one of the best defenses in the NFL. After winning three of the last four meetings between these teams the main difference has been Andrew Luck. After a gritty performance last year in a game which ended up being Luck’s last of the season, he willed the Colts […]

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Colts Roundtable: Applied Paganoisms 101

Well, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I sure have. I just don’t have the spare time to write these posts at the rate I once did. Here we are, though, with a roundtable that was due out a day or two ago, and I’m delighted with everyone’s contributions. The Roundtable is exactly what […]

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Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Broncos Edition

Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys. I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 21: Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets is tackled by Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 2

As far as flaming train-wrecks go, this weeks injury report isn’t that bad. OUT: DT Henry Anderson (knee), CB Vontae Davis (ankle), S T.J. Green (knee), CB Patrick Robinson (concussion) QUESTIONABLE: CB Darius Butler (ankle), OLB Trent Cole (back), CB Antonio Cromartie (hamstring), S Clayton Geathers (foot), DT Zach Kerr (foot), DE Kendall Langford (knee), OLB Robert […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Indianapolis Colts fans react after a touchdown by Donte Moncrief #10 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Offensive Aggression and Defensive…Optimism?

Good morning, everybody. Last week, we saw the Colts defense do a lot of Colts defense things, like give up touchdowns, bite really hard on play action, and put their hands on their hips and shake their heads.  There were good moments, but it was a rough day overall.  New defensive coordinator Ted Monachino led […]

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Week 2 Mailbag

What’s up, Colts fans? Welcome to another edition of the mailbag, where you readers submit questions/rant about the team and I pretend I have the answers/completely understand your anguish. I’d like to welcome anyone who might be reading this feature for the first time. Please, don’t be shy. Pipe up and send in a question. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Ameer Abdullah #21 of the Detroit Lions runs past D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Indianapolis Colts and Mike Adams #29 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: A Tale of Two Defenses

It seems wrong to feel optimistic about a team who just lost to the Lions going against the reigning Super Bowl champs who just mauled Cam Newton beyond recognition. It seems wrong, and yet it feels right. Andrew Luck seems to have their number (whatever that means). Let’s face reality, this is a bit of […]

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