Week 12 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. Welcome to another mailbag, where I lie and otherwise pretend I know how to answer your questions do my best to answer everything that’s on your minds. Sunday’s win against Atlanta was a big one. They all are, but this one might have saved the season. Yes, really. As I’m looking over these questions, […]

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22: Adam Vinatieri #4 celebrates with Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts after kicking the game winning field goal during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Path to Victory Review: Week 11

I wish Matt Hasselbeck received more consideration for NFL MVP. He is obviously the missing piece to the Colts’ puzzle. All this dude does is win. All joking aside, what a range of emotions on Sunday… “Maybe they could hang tight and steal a road win.” “This team looks terrible, they won’t win another game […]

during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rookie Watch: Week 11

Welcome to the week 11 edition of Rookie Watch, the Colts fan’s weekly look at the all the young talent the team has to offer. All the snap count data is compiled by me from watching the coaches film. After fans had to suffer through an entire week of meaningless, Colts-less football, our banged-up team […]

Who To Root For: Week 12

So what do we do now? It seems like virtually every scenario furthered in this space has burnt to a crisp. In fact, the AFC playoff picture is such a complete mess that Indy now has a backdoor available to them should they stumble down the stretch. It may be time to retire hopes of […]

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22: Daniel Adongo #56 of the Indianapolis Colts talks to head coach Chuck Pagano after a penalty during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Throwing Haymakers

Keep chopping wood, stick to the process, grit always wins, and now throwing haymakers. Who doesn’t love a good Chuck Pagano cliche? The Colts needed to throw them all the way to the end on Sunday. “Next man up” is probably the most cliche thing in the NFL but the Colts lived by it against […]


Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 24 Falcons 21

12 Things We Saw in the Indianapolis-Atlanta Game Two weeks ago, the Colts played one of their best games of the season and won. This week, they played a sloppy, error-filled game, but still won. Here’s what we saw: 1. We saw a season-saver. Early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, it felt like […]

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22: Adam Vinatieri #4 celebrates with Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts after kicking the game winning field goal during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Colts Find a Way

A rough start made it difficult to believe that the Colts would actually be able to win this one. But the Colts did just enough to steal a win in Atlanta and bring themselves back to up to .500 on the season.   One Thing At a Time The Colts are a team that “knows […]

during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Colts March past Atlanta 24-21

Today, I’m giving you my complete, unabridged, unfiltered (probably a bad idea), barely edited recap/ game diary, written as this sweet, if somewhat ugly, win unfolded, with a few adjustments.  So, raise a glass to our pal Matt Hasselbeck (who surely needs a drink after getting knocked around all afternoon), and re-live the win with […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08:   Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts, right talks with Matt Hasselbeck #8 before a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dr. Blue’s Injury Assessment: Andrew Luck

“Breaking News – Andrew Luck.” With those 4 words, my otherwise-pretty-good week turned to mush. When I read them, the blood completely drained from my face, my heart sank to my toes, and my stomach… well I’m not sure how far that fell but I’m sure I was a few pulses away from major surgery. […]

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Colts Roundtable: Indy’s Weird Season Continues in Atlanta

(If you’re confused about that photo, watch this…unique commercial: Andrew Luck AmeriTrade ) Lame ducks, infighting, injuries, weird losses, weirder wins.  Nearly losing to the Jaguars, nearly beating the Patriots, that stupid play that was never should’ve happened, the devastating low of a major injury to Andrew Luck.  This is the Colts’ 2015 season.  It’s been a […]


Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Falcons 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 […]

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts runs out onto the field before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Matty Iceberg—The Ice Age

With Andrew Luck sidelined for a few weeks while his body protests the fact that he’s a football player, the Indianapolis Colts will start their own version of Matty Ice versus the Atlanta Falcons. This Iceberg is old enough to have sunk the Titanic, but it still has enough kick to try to take down […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 04:  Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Path to Victory: Week 11 Atlanta Falcons

The AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts come off their bye week and head south for a date with the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is in his first season with Atlanta after being the coordinator behind Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense. The Falcons raced out to an impressive start to 2015, winning their first five […]

Colts Notebook: Hasselbeck Takes the Reigns

As Colts players are finally back into the swing of practice after a much needed bye week, they prepare to take on the 6-3 Atlanta Falcons, who are 1-3 in their last four games. The Colts are preparing to take the field with the gracefully aged Matt Hasselbeck, who will be under center for potentially […]


Week 11 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. It feels good to be back after the bye week. The good news is that no one on the team got hurt or arrested during the week off. The bad news is that we weren’t dreaming: Andrew Luck and Henry Anderson are both still very injured. More good news: The networks blessed […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos watches the scoreboard from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Who To Root For: Week 11

Welcome back to Who To Root For, the column where we let our prepositions dangle out in the open for all to see. Whether or not Week 10 was a bad rooting week for Colts fans depends on how you look at it. Yes, nearly every significant game went the wrong way, and the Texans’ […]

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Good New Tuesday: The Weak Shall Inherit the AFC

I’m taking a different look at football this week. Through watching other teams on the bye, I realized something: there’s a reason to watch every game. Be it major, minor, inspiring, or simply entertaining — and when I looked at Indy’s upcoming schedule, I realize the same. Every game has something exciting in store. The […]


Colts Authority Notebook: Back To Matt

The call came on Tuesday afternoon. Matt Hasselbeck was being told by Chuck Pagano that he was going to need him for even more games this season. Andrew Luck was hurt again. Faith In Hasselbeck “You look at what he’s done over the course of his career. He’s got obviously a ton of experience,” said […]

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 13:  A lone fan of the Indianapolis Colts sits in the stands dejected after the Colts lost 28-24 against the San Diego Chargers during their AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Surviving This Season: How to Avoid a Compete Emotional Breakdown

I didn’t think I was going to have to write this. I pitched this article idea on a Tuesday following the heart-wrenching loss (in a season of heart-wrenching losses) to the Carolina Panthers. Then last Sunday happened. Our boys and blue played their best game of the season, defeating the corpse of Peyton Manning and the vaunted […]