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Colts Roundtable: Bold Predictions & What on Earth Happened to the Run Game?

Hello, Colts fans.  I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and a safe, responsible black Friday (I gladly haven’t gone anywhere near a retail establishment today). While the Colts prepare for the surprisingly dangerous Buccaneers and Chuck Pagano works on this week’s motivational catchphrase, we’re taking the roundtable in two directions: lighthearted (bold predictions […]

during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Colts March past Atlanta 24-21

Today, I’m giving you my complete, unabridged, unfiltered (probably a bad idea), barely edited recap/ game diary, written as this sweet, if somewhat ugly, win unfolded, with a few adjustments.  So, raise a glass to our pal Matt Hasselbeck (who surely needs a drink after getting knocked around all afternoon), and re-live the win with […]

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Colts Roundtable: Indy’s Weird Season Continues in Atlanta

(If you’re confused about that photo, watch this…unique commercial: Andrew Luck AmeriTrade ) Lame ducks, infighting, injuries, weird losses, weirder wins.  Nearly losing to the Jaguars, nearly beating the Patriots, that stupid play that was never should’ve happened, the devastating low of a major injury to Andrew Luck.  This is the Colts’ 2015 season.  It’s been a […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08:   Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts, right talks with Matt Hasselbeck #8 before a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Colts Bye Week Roundtable of Awesomeness

After a week punctuated by both an exhilarating win and awful news about Andrew Luck, we have…a bye.  This team has needed a bye for about…eight weeks now, and it’s finally here – but not without questions.  I posed a few burning queries that many of us may be thinking of already (or will be now, sorry) […]

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Week 9 Colts Roundtable: Beating the Expectations (and Peyton)

  Imagine Peyton Manning with a great defense, we used to say.  That would be awesome, we used to say.  Well, here we are.  Peyton + Defense is coming to town, and the 3-5 Colts need to find a way to send them home wondering what went wrong. Sunday’s game has the potential to be […]

during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 29-26 in overtime.

Almost Doesn’t Count: Colts 26, Panthers 29 in OT

  The Colts nearly dead offense started off looking shaky.  I can deal with shaky.  They’ve won games looking shaky back when they STILL KNEW WHAT THE NO HUDDLE OFFENSE WAS.  But they wound up gifting the Panthers a possession in Indy territory with a bad center-quarterback exchange. Indy’s defense came through, as they would […]

She's wearing a Manning jersey.  Okay.  What is the guy on the left doing, calling a safety?  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rolling Ball of Questions: The Week 8 Colts Round Table

  As the Colts, 3-4 but still first in the AFC South, prepare to play the 6-0 Carolina Panthers…Wait, that intro makes me feel like I’ve accidentally time traveled into a dystopian alternate NFL future aboard a faulty DeLorean or erstwhile T.A.R.D.I.S.   Rolling ball of butcher knives! (…is what I say when I’m upset now.  Or […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 18: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the  New England Patriots runs for a 38-yard touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Fake-Punt it Away against the Pats, 34-27

Sunday night football, Colts vs. Patriots in beautiful Indianapolis, and the Pats fans’ internet troll game was going strong.  Someone needed to shut them up.  Everybody knows which team is better, but we still wanted – no, we needed – to see an upset.  The Colts, with their warrior quarterback coming back, were poised to […]


Around the Writers’ Table Week 6: How do you Knock off the Patriots?

(The above image comes from This week, the Colts await their matchup with the dreaded, disgusting New England Patriots (the hateriots).  Are the good guys just a prisoner on death row, awaiting Belichick’s wrath, or are they – as we Colts fans faintly hope – the most dangerous of underdogs – a sleeping giant, even, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 4: Pat McAfee #1 and Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts react after the game winning field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis defeated Jacksonville 16-13. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Colts do just enough to take down the Jags 16-13 in OT

This was a game in which the Colts sorely needed a W.  The chasm between 2-2 and 1-3 is an enormous one, but as many of us suspected during the week, Indianapolis would need to rely heavily on veteran backup Matt Hasselbeck (or as Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey continually calls him, “Hassel-back”) while Andrew […]

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schefter: Andrew Luck is “Legitimately Questionable” for Sunday

Well, Colts fans, I told you not to panic.  I even joked around about it.  But now, people who know what they’re talking about are saying Andrew Luck could be a no go on Sunday when Indianapolis hosts the Jaguars.  The report comes courtesy of Adam Schefter’s…Facebook account (Facebook?  Really?  You break news on Twitter, Adam.  […]


Andrew Luck Limited in Practice with Right Shoulder Injury

The reports came first as rumors (“Hey, bro, did you see Andrew Luck wince in agony as he was unexpectedly patted on the chest by 97-year old backup Matt Hasselbeck?”), but now they are here in full force.  Don’t panic yet.  Andrew Luck is day-to-day with a right shoulder injury.  Now, you may panic. In […]

XXX during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York.

Colts Fall Flat in Opener 27-14

The Colts went to Buffalo this weekend, but they appeared to forget why they were there (comic con, family reunion, beach party on frigid Lake Erie? No, wait, a football game? Crap).  Here are the game notes, bright spots included, if you’re up for that sort of thing.  All is not lost, Colts fans.  It’s […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 22: Andrew Luck #12 and Andre Johnson #81 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after connecting on a two-point conversion in the first half of a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The 4 Main Reasons the Colts are (Still) Contenders In 2015

[Editor’s note: We’re trying some new writers as some the guys you’re used to have decided to take a reduced role, myself included.  Today, please welcome DJ Glander.  You can find him on Twitter as 

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 3: Head football coach Rex Ryan watches the action during the second quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on September 3, 2015 at Ford Field Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Colts at Bills Q&A Preview with Joe From

At long last, ladies and gentlemen, REAL FOOTBALL looms just a few short days away, and with that, of course, comes game previews.  This week, we’ll turn to Joe of to answer some questions about the team the Colts take on this Sunday at 1:00; questions like “who the heck is Tyrod Taylor?” and […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 22: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh on the sideline in the second half of a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preseason Wrap-up: Starting Offense Shines Early, Colts lose 23-11

First Quarter The Colts starting offense came out with all pieces intact this time around, but they were quickly thwarted into a three and out after two missed blocks from the right tackle position led to a sack and a throw out of bounds. – Frank Gore’s fist (preseason) carry as a Colt goes for […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 16: Chris Prosinski #33 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Zurlon Tipton #37 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of the preseason game on August 16, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Observations From Preseason Week 1, Colts 10, Eagles…36

The Indianapolis Colts opened up the preseason in Philadelphia, in front of as many as 40 fans (okay, it wasn’t that sparse).  It looked like most Colts preseason games, in that it was pretty much a sloppy bloodbath of a loss.  The coaches are evaluating more than preparing for games this time of year (in […]

ANDERSON, IN - JULY 29: Indianapolis Colts players take the field during training camp at Anderson University on July 29, 2012 in Anderson, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Three Storylines to Watch as Training Camp Rolls on

[Editor’s note: We’re finally back!  Sorry for the long, quiet stretches between posts.  Let me introduce you, if you haven’t already ran across him, to longtime reader and Colts fan Jeff Gerbig.  Jeff has written things for us before, and I think you’ll find he fits right in to what you’d expect from The Colts […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 07:  Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus #78 of the Indianapolis Colts blocks defensive end Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos as he defends the line of scrimmage for quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Colts 31-24.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Colts release Gosder Cherilus

Right Tackle Gosder Cherilus’s time the Colts is over after two seasons and at least $12.3 million.  There goes one more from that 2013 free agent class, a group that featured the hard-running but oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw and Matt Hasselbeck (the 2nd best QB in the AFC South), but also such luminaries as LaRon “Battleship” Landry (I […]