Robert Mathis Puts Family First

Robert Mathis has decided to spend time with his fiancee and newborn twins rather than head to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. Yesterday, ColtsAuthority reader peytonsthebest asked Mathis directly whether he would be interested in returning to the Colts next year. He

Peyton and Freeney on ESPN’s NFL Any Era List

The Any Era list includes the 20 current players who ESPN believes could excel in any era of the NFL.  Jim Brown on Peyton’s ability to perform: With two minutes left, Peyton Manning is a terror. He’s as tough as they come. He has it in the last two minutes of a game, when they […]

Tony Dungy Thinks Manning Will Play Again

WNDE’s Jake Query interviewed Tony Dungy today. Asked whether Manning would play again, Dungy responded: I think if he plays, he’ll play for the Colts. I don’t know if he’s going to be healthy enough to play, but I was one of those guys who didn’t think he would miss one play. I was totally shocked […]

In the Training Room: Colts OT Anthony Castonzo

On January 18, Anthony Castonzo appeared at a Verizon charity event held at the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center in Indianapolis. He was photographed by the Indy Star wearing a cast on his lower left leg and wheeling it around on a rolling chair designed to keep pressure off it. He also spoke with ColtsAuthority’s own […]

Looking Forward: Health Checks

In the midst of the significant decision made yesterday by owner Jim Irsay to release Bill Polian and Chris Polian from their duties, the players came in for their exit physicals.  While the results of those physicals have not been published, the end of the league year will see all IR’d players removed from that designation.  […]

Colts LB Philip Wheeler Placed on IR

Colts Authority’s Laura “Dr. Blue” Calaway breaks down the season-ending injury to linebacker Philip Wheeler, and its 2012 implications.   In the Colts’ December 11 game against the Ravens, Philip Wheeler suffered an unspecified right leg/foot injury, requiring assistance to get off the field. He was eventually carted into the locker room, and hasn’t practiced […]

In the Training Room: Colts’ QB Manning on the Mend

Laura Calaway provides the latest updates regarding the health and outlook for Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.   Whereas the middle of the season was relatively bereft of updates on Manning’s health, these past 2 weeks have been an overload of information.  Woven in amongst the story, of course, is the drama that continues to unfold […]

In the Training Room: Manning May Practice, Won’t Play This Year

To respond to rumors that were swirling today about whether Manning might still see game time this year, Bill Polian held an unusual press conference(ish) after the Colts’ 27-13 win over the Titans.  In the conference, he addressed both the procedure in which Manning threw this week, and what is to come: “Peyton went through a […]

In the Training Room: Colts’ CB Jerraud Powers

For the second time in as many years, cornerback Jerraud Powers has suffered a season-ending arm injury.  Last year against the Dallas Cowboys, he suffered a spiral fracture in his right arm that required six screws and a plate to fix.  On Sunday agains the Patriots, Powers broke his left arm on a

In the Training Room: Manning Cleared to Throw

The Colts released a statement yesterday regarding the status of QB Peyton Manning’s neck fusion, indicating it had “achieved firm fixation.”  Manning included a blurb in that release, so I didn’t expect him to say much of anything at his locker today.  Luckily, I was wrong – he spent more than 10 minutes answering questions […]

In the Training Room: Manning News Encouraging

In a statement released by the Colts, Peyton Manning’s neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Watkins reports: X-ray and CT examination of the surgical area shows that the fusion performed in September has achieved firm fixation. Peyton will now be allowed to increase the intensity and breadth of his workouts as tolerated. There remains every indication that his […]

In the Training Room: Colts’ DT Drake Nevis

On his weekly radio show this past Halloween, Bill Polian indicated that DT Drake Nevis’ back injury was more specifically to his tailbone (h/t to Brett for passing this info on). This post explains tailbone injuries, their possible causes, and the recovery process. Drake Nevis, DT Date of Injury: October 3, 2011 Nature of Injury: […]