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Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: AFC Championship Game vs. Patriots

You and I both know what happened in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. The Colts lost. Badly. Again. And the Patriots were using deflated footballs. Instead of belaboring the same old points about the offense’s ineptitude, the coaches’ ineptitude, the defense’s ineptitude and Roger Goodell’s ineptitude, I’m going to do what I do best: focus […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Divisional Round vs. Broncos

Writer’s note: Due to ongoing server issues at Colts Academy, I’m over here again this week, and I’ll probably stay here the rest of the season – however long that may be. Please see the toggles in my last Colts Academy post for definitions of terminology and disclaimers regarding subjectivity. The narrative would have been […]

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Wild Card vs. Bengals

Writer’s note: The Colts Academy server, which has performed admirably under the weight of craploads of graphic demands, is finally rebelling, so I’m back over here for this week’s post. Many of the images and GIFs below are linked from that server, so please be patient with loading. I apologize for anything that doesn’t work. […]

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 14 vs. Browns

Writer’s note: Due to server issues/media upload problems, this week’s piece had to be posted on Colts Authority, rather than sister site and film review depot Colts Academy. This post won’t include the usual graphics and won’t be quite as image- and GIF-heavy as the Colts Academy posts (though I still worked in a fair […]

Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back to pass under the protection of guard Hugh Thorton (69) in the first half against the New York Giants in their pre season game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 3

It wasn’t a pretty game, but Andrew Luck’s struggles in Saturday’s loss to the Saints masked some promising signs for the Colts. The offensive line had its best percentages of the preseason almost across the board, including in run blocking, gap blocking, lead blocking and pass blocking (see here for an explanation of some of the […]

Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back to pass under the protection of guard Hugh Thorton (69) in the first half against the New York Giants in their pre season game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 2

The Colts’ offense appears to be on the cusp of breaking through. Five first-team drives in two preseason games have generated 13 points, a middling figure, but three of the four drives that started in the Colts’ half have reached their opponents’ territory (one began in the Giants’ half after a turnover). Aside from that running […]

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 1

Welcome back to my favorite part of football blogging: charting blocks! After spending the offseason wandering through the dregs of the Colts’ roster, I’m diving back into offensive line play. If you’re reading this, you’re probably my favorite kind of football nerd, meaning I don’t need to explain to you how important blocking is. And anyway, […]

Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Josh Gordy (27) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Josh Gordy Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that […]

Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers (16) catches a pass during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Da’Rick Rogers Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In […]

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts full back Stanley Havili (39) on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Havili’s effect on the running game

Stanley Havili was a lightning rod for criticism in his first year with the Colts, mostly because playing him meant keeping T.Y. Hilton – or, later in the year, someone like LaVon Brazill or Da’Rick Rogers – on the bench. It didn’t help when a pass bounced off Havili’s hands in the playoff game against […]

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Dregs of the Roster: Josh Chapman Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that […]

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Dregs of the Roster: Bjoern Werner Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In […]

Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) and defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton (61) during the second quarter of the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game the at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Jeris Pendleton Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In […]

Dec 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary (57) tackles Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Josh McNary Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In […]

Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis (60) on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Lance Louis Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In […]

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