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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 […]

Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dregs of the Roster: Griff Whalen 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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Dregs of the Roster: Montori Hughes Film Review

During the 2013 draft, Ryan Grigson traded a 2014 fourth-round pick to Cleveland for a 2013 fifth-round selection. And the football intelligentsia cringed and wrung their hands and demanded to know why Grigson would move into a lower slot with only the pseudo-return of using the pick a year earlier to show for it. Grigson […]

CA Charting Project: Reviewing Phil Costa

On Thursday, the Colts signed former Cowboys center/guard Phil Costa. Colts fans on Twitter didn’t exactly feel good about it, but after seeing the contract numbers and doing some quick charting/film watching, I love the move. And not just because he falls under the category of “anyone other than Samson Satele or Mike McGlynn.” The […]

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CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith

As you certainly know by now, on Thursday the Colts finally, mercifully, released Samson Satele. The timing of the move was a bit surprising, since there was no real incentive to cutting him now rather than after they had signed a replacement. He must have been pretty lousy, huh? Let’s have a moment of silence […]

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CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Brian de la Puente

Most analysts have Brian de la Puente as this year’s second- or third-best free agent center, depending on how they feel about Evan Dietrich-Smith. For this, the second of a three-part series examining the top centers on the market, I put de la Puente under the microscope. I charted four of his games, including the […]

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CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Alex Mack

When free agency opens on March 11, the Colts will have almost $38 million in cap space, per OverTheCap.com. That amount could climb to about $42 million if they release Samson Satele, who, as we all know, isn't very good. Since the coaching staff was strangely reluctant to use 2013 fourth round pick Khaled Holmes last […]

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CA Charting Project: Offensive Line Season in Review

Ten offensive linemen took snaps for the Colts’ offense in 2013. By my count, they attempted 5,760 blocks. Below are the results of my efforts to chart their successes and failures across those 5,760 blocks. It was a lengthy process, which is why you haven’t heard much from me in the past month. I hope […]

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