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First Round Draft Diary And Quick Takes

What’s up, Colts fans? The draft dust has settled, the boo birds have finally subsided – they were *not* saying “Goooodell” – and we ‘re down to three months until the Colts take the field for a game again. To give you an idea of where this post is headed, you can read last year’s […]

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Colts Make OT Le’Raven Clark the 82nd Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

After taking defensive back T.J. Green in the second round, the Colts finished their Friday night by taking Texas Tech offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark with the 82nd pick. Clark was #44 on Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 prospects list. He started his Red Raider career at guard, but was moved to tackle his sophomore season. NFL […]

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Colts Take DB T.J. Green with 57th Pick

Coming into the night the Indianapolis Colts were slotted to pick in the 48th spot. They traded away that pick to Green Bay, moving back to 57th while also picking up an extra fourth round (pick 125) and seventh round (pick 248) selection. With the 57th pick, the Colts drafted T.J. Green, defensive back from […]

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31:  Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Dome on August 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

An Open Letter to Ryan Kelly

Dear Ryan, As a fellow Ryan, allow me to compliment you on having such a fine first name. I’d also like to be the millionth person to say “welcome to Indianapolis.” I think you’re really going to like it here. Now we must dispense with the small talk and get down to business. Leading up […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks over the defense before a play against the Florida Gators during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Florida 42-21. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts Select Center Ryan Kelly With 18th Pick

With the 18th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected center Ryan Kelly from Alabama. Kelly was the 2015 Rimington Award winner for the best center in college football, as well as SEC Lineman of the Year. Kelly made waves at the NFL Combine with his athleticism, running a 5.03 40-yard dash. […]

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Colts Authority Mock Draft Parody

Tired of actual mock drafts?  No?  Well, I’m here to make fun of them anyway.  It’s the Colts Authority Mock Mock Draft (not a typo).  My apologies in advance. Los Angeles Rams. St. Louis fans would be more upset here, but they just remembered they don’t really care about football. The Rams, long bereft of […]

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2016 NFL Draft Open Thread

Welcome to the Colts Authority 2016 NFL Draft Open Thread. I would like to encourage you to join in the conversation with me in the comments section below. Round 1 Los Angeles Rams (from TEN): QB Jared Goff-California Philadelphia Eagles (from CLE): QB Carson Wentz-North Dakota State San Diego Chargers: DE Joey Bosa-Ohio State Dallas […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Andrew Luck (R) from Stanford greets NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Luck was selected #1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts’ Needy Draft Needs

I know we all can’t wait to see who the Colts will pick in the first round and who will awkwardly hug Roger Goodell while he stares lovingly into their eyes, telling them to be good or he’ll rain fiery fines down on them…*ahem* excuse me. The draft. I’m not here to tell you all […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson looks on prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mocking the Mock Draft

Sigh. It’s draft season again. The NFL Draft is like an oasis in the desert that is the offseason. We fans spend weeks crawling towards it, mouths watering, teasing ourselves with fantasies of satiating our thirst with but a tiny drop of football. Upon our arrival, we find that the oasis is not what we […]

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 21: Leonard Floyd #84 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after making a tackle against the North Texas Mean Green at Sanford Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

More of Who Should the Colts Draft

Since Casey covered some options for the Colts 18th pick in the first round of the draft yesterday, I thought I might throw out some options for the second round. As Casey also pointed out yesterday Ryan Grigson hardly follows a predictable path when it comes to selecting players. Especially in the first round (see […]

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Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday, and the Indianapolis Colts hold the 18th pick in the first round. Ryan Grigson and company have multiple areas to address and only six picks to work with, so their selection must be used wisely. I have rounded up an array of mock drafts with who the experts think […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 09:  Offensive lineman Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide addresses the media during Media Day for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Phoenix Convention Center on January 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Who Should The Colts Draft?

The Indianapolis Colts have the 18th pick in the NFL Draft that starts this Thursday. Nobody really knows who GM Ryan Grigson is going to select with that pick or if they even keep that pick. You could’ve read 100 mock drafts last year at this time and 99 of them had the Colts picking […]

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Interview With Allie J.

Hello, Colts fans. The draft is less than a week away, so I hope everyone is geared up and ready to freak out when Ryan Grigson doesn’t select the player you feel he should. In the meantime, I have a special treat for you: That’s right, an interview with Colts cheerleader Allie J., who is […]

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Colts 2016 schedule released

Happy NFL schedule release day, Colts fans. That’s right, the schedule is out and football season suddenly seems closer. 147 days and counting.   Preseason schedule: As I noted in my last article, on April 7 the NFL announced the list of preseason opponents for each team. At that time, the only game with a confirmed […]

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Colts announce preseason opponents; sign two guys we’ve never heard of

Hello, Colts fans. The football-like weather we’re experiencing here in Indiana has left me with the urge to check injury reports and also to figure out how to work Allie J. into the post about why the Colts will score more than the other guys in this weekend’s game. It’s only April 8th, you say? […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 21:  Indianapolis Colts NFL team owner Jim Irsay address the media at the Roosevelt Hotelon March 21, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite a NFL owners imposed lockout in effect since March 12, the league is conducting it's annual owners meeting in New Orleans.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Please Stop Talking, Jim

It’s never good when the owner of your favorite team starts sounding like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In a bizarre interview with SportsBusiness Journal Colts owner Jim Irsay compared the risks of playing football with taking aspirin, among other things. “I believe this: that the game has always been a risk, you know, and the […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  Patrick Robinson #26 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates while playing the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Colts Sign CB Patrick Robinson

After laying low so far this offseason the Colts made a splash in free agency Wednesday night, signing cornerback Patrick Robinson to a three year deal. “We’ve been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we’re glad it finally came together,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We have some strong ties on […]

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Colts Opera Digest Vol. 1

Hello Colts fans. It’s been a couple of months since we’ve been together. I’ve missed you people. After a mostly quiet off season, things heated up on W. 56th last week when the team lost free agents Coby Fleener and Jerrell Freeman to New Orleans and Chicago, respectively. The real drama, however, didn’t begin until […]

Utah State running back Robert Turbin runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Colts Sign RB Robert Turbin

On Tuesday, the Colts announced a deal with veteran free agent running back Robert Turbin. Here is what we know: Turbin played his college ball at Utah State, where he racked up over 4,000 scrimmage yards and scored more than 50 touchdowns in what was essentially a three season college career due to a knee […]

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