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 […]

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Colts Draft OT Denzell Goode in the 7th Round

With the penultimate pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Colts selected offensive tackle Denzell Goode out of Mars Hill University, North Carolina – no, Indy residents, not the Mars Hill neighborhood on the south side. Here’s what we know about Goode: He is massive, 6-7, 320, and he played college football. That is about […]

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 2:  Josh Robinson #13 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs carries the ball for a first down against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Colts draft RB Josh Robinson and LB Amarlo Herrera in the 6th Round

The Colts had two 6th round picks very close together, selecting RB Josh Robinson and LB Amarlo Herrera. Robinson With the 205th overall pick in the draft Indianapolis added some depth at running back with Mississippi State’s Josh Robinson (5-8, 215), a 2014 All-SEC selection last year, who came in 3rd in the conference and […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Defensive tackle David Parry #58 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates a fumble by the Michigan State Spartans during the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Colts Pick Stanford DT David Parry in the 5th Round

The Colts decided on another Stanford defensive lineman with the 151st overall pick, DT David Parry. Parry (6-1, 308) had 34 total tackles, 7.5 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks last season for the Cardinal. A top performer on the bench press at the combine with 34 reps, Parry has loads of upper body strength. […]

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 30:   Jesse James #18 of Penn State is tackled by Clayton Geathers #26 of UCF during the Croke Park Classic American Football match between Penn State v Central Florida at Croke Park Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

Colts Draft UCF Safety Clayton Geathers in the 4th Round

More defense. The Colts made strong safety Clayton Geathers from Central Florida the 109th pick in the NFL draft. Indy definitely needed another safety, and they finally have one. Here’s what we know about Geathers: He plays football (There isn’t much out there on him, as is often the case late in the draft). His […]


Colts Get to Work on Defense, Draft CB D’Joun Smith from FAU

Your wait for a defensive draft pick is over. After trading down from 61 to 65 (first pick in the 3rd round), the Colts have selected Florida Atlantic cornerback D’Joun Smith (5-10, 187). This looks like a good best player available pick that also fills a need. Indianapolis does not have a deep group of […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 11: Phillip Dorsett #4 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats on October 11, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Colts Surprise us all with a Wide Receiver, Miami’s Phillip Dorsett

  Annnnd…with the 29th overall pick in the NFL Draft, just over three hours after it began, the Indianapolis Colts select…A WIDE RECEIVER?! Phillip Dorsett from Miami University. After rumors swirled about Twitter that Indy was preparing to pick T.Y. Hilton 2.0 (a smaller, speedy wide receiver), they, well, did. With needs everywhere at every […]