They Aren’t Who We Thought They Were: Why the NFL is So Difficult to Analyze

Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass as he is hit by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) during the first half in the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports Let’s play a game. Who’s the better all-time quarterback? Dan […]

GIFtastic: Top 5 Plays of Week 1

Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) attempts a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts won 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports You guys may recall a couple months back I did an “Andrew Luck’s 5 Best Throws of 2012” in a series of […]

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Andrew Luck’s 5 Best Throws of 2012

It feels like years since I last watched a live NFL game (God, if you want to place me in a coma until mid-August I’d be okay with that).  Since it’s early July, or Hell on Earth as it’s known in my household, we still have a ways to go before that particular thirst is […]

The Sophomore Slump: Fact or Fiction?

As seasoned, and no doubt well-read, members of the NFL fan community, we have all likely heard the term “sophomore slump” bandied about in football discussions amongst so-called analysts and sports radio rhetoricians (just yesterday Dan Hope of Bleacher Report posted an article which has a Luck sophomore slump as the Colts' "nightmare scenario").  In […]

Eric Smith: Identifying the Colts’ Best Players at the Midseason Mark

Eric Smith of Bleacher Report has some midseason player evaluations as well as some very high opinions of our Indianapolis Colts, which he believes should be 4-2 if not 5-1 right now.  He is also very impressed with former CFL linebacker Jerrell Freeman, calling him one of the five best players on the team: Freeman […]

Chappell: Colts’ cornerbacks need thick skin and try to deliver payback

Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star talked with Jerraud Powers and Vontae Davis about how cornerbacks need to be able to forget a bad play, come back out, and get their revenge.  Chappell also mentions that statistically, the Colts’ secondary has struggled: Powers agreed. On the surface, it appears the team’s 2009 third-round pick is […]

Bleacher Report: Colts Missing too Many Pieces to Shed the Soft Label Yet

You might be asking yourself, “Did that game really happen?”  Yes, it did.  Nevertheless, we’re burning through a couple more links after the Colts’ 60 minute debacle.  Bleacher Report‘s Brandon Alisoglu says the 2012 Colts are still just too soft to scare anyone.  It sounds like some kind of scathing rebuke of the team, but […]

Indystar: For young Colts, it’s ‘time to grow up’ against Jets

Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star, working weekends as always, says the Colts have an opportunity to take a big step forward against the Jets.  Chappell says there is a built-in excuse, with the collective youthfulness of the team and the situation with Coach Pagano, but Bruce Arians will have none of it: “It’s time […]

Final Word: AFC South from Paul Kuharsky

Here’s Paul Kuharsky’s AFC South final word article from  He talks about Luck’s scrambling ability, Reggie Wayne’s agelessness, and the Packers, since they’re a common opponent for the Colts and Texans in consecutive weeks.  He also points out that the Colts haven’t won a road game in a while, but have virtually owned the […]

NY Times: Andrew Luck a Step Ahead as a Rookie

Today The New York Times‘ NFL writer Judy Battista profiles Andrew Luck and his impressive football acumen in the paper’s Sports Section.  Even with his low profile, aw-shucks demeanor, the young Colts QB manages to demand national attention every week through is eye-opening ability to play the position.  Battista, who also has a nice article […]

Richards: Andrew Luck and Indianapolis Colts No-Huddle a Perfect Fit

Colts Authority Daily Links In his Been Meaning to Tell You  Blog on, Phil Richards talks about Andrew Luck and the awesomeness that is the No-Huddle, pointing out that the the Colts ran an astounding 96 offensive plays on Sunday.    Richards cautions us against expecting to see the Indianapolis employing the hurry-up all […]

NFP Playbook: All-22 Review of Luck’s TD Pass to Beat the Packers

The National Football Post‘s Matt Bowen broke down Andrew Luck’s game winning touchdown to Reggie Wayne using the NFL’s All-22 footage.  Bowen explained the offensive and defensive formations, routes, and coverage on the play and showed why the play was successful: – Where is the inside help from the Mike and FS? Look at Luck […]

Dunlevy’s Indianapolis Colts’ State of the Union: Quarter-Season Review

Hi Colts Fans, we have some great links for you today.  The Colts State of the Union from Nate Dunlevy over at Bleacher Report covers the first quarter of the 2-2 Colts’ season.  Nate reviews what has gone right and what looks concerning as the Colts move forward, then gives a “glass half full” and […]

Kacsmar: Andrew Luck’s Elite 2-Minute Drills Give Colts Fighting Chance

Over at Bleacher Report, Scott Kacsmar says Andrew Luck’s sucess in 2-minute drill situations is the skill of an elite quarterback.  Kacsmar then gives some insight into each of Luck’s 2-minute situations and compares him to other quarterbacks like Roethlisberger and Manning in their rookie years.  And why, you ask, is Luck’s QBR ranking so […]

Brunner: With One Win, Colts May Have Transformed Season

Like many others this week, Conrad Brunner, an excellent writer, examines the Colts’ possibilities of greatly exceeding expectations, or even a run at the playoffs (Playoffs?) Indianapolis does have some potentially good matchups on the horizon that have us all, including Brunner, a little giddy.  However, Brunner tempers these hopes with some realism to help […]

Hilbert: Luck in the No-Huddle, and His Best Play According to Arians

Evan Hilbert’s Colts Notebook over at this week focuses on Andrew Luck’s command of the no-huddle, a rarity among rookies.  Hilbert goes over some upcoming matchups that look winnable and recounts the flurry of moves at the bottom of the roster this week.  He also has something from Interim Coach Bruce “B.A.” Arians that […]