Aug 28, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Jack Mewhort (75) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Colts Rookie Review: Mewhort, Moncrief, Kerr Impress to Start Season

The Indianapolis Colts head into Sunday’s clash with the Baltimore Ravens with a 2-2 record; meaning we’re now a quarter of the way through the regular season. We’ve seen some superb performances already this season from the likes of Andrew Luck, Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen, Cory Redding and Vontae Davis, but all of those players are experienced […]

Analyzing the Colts’ Fifth-Round pick Jonathan Newsome

From Colts Authority’s across-the-pond scout Olly Dawes comes the low-down on the Colts’ fifth-round pick Jonathan Newsome. See all of Olly’s work at his personal website here.  Agility 8 – Newsome is a good athlete who can change direction fairly well as a pass rusher or in coverage. He also came in the top 15 for […]

Jan 5, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief (12) is tackled by Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Jason Hendricks (25) during the first half of the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Analyzing the Colts’ Third-Round Pick, Donte Moncrief

From Colts Authority’s across-the-pond scout Olly Dawes comes the low-down on the Colts’ third-round pick Donte Moncrief. See all of Olly’s work at his personal website here.  Agility 7.5 – Moncrief is by no means a quick-twitch athlete and it sometimes shows up in his game. He doesn’t always change direction well either through his route […]

Mar 7, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive linemen Marcus Hall and Jack Mewhort work out in front of NFL scouts on pro day at The Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Analyzing Colts second round pick Jack Mewhort

From Colts Authority’s across-the-pond scout Olly Dawes comes the low-down on the Colts’ second round pick, Jack Mewhort. See all of Olly’s work at his personal website here.  Agility 6 – doesn’t display great change of direction ability. Came middle of the pack in the 3-cone and shuttle drills but doesn’t cope well with speed as he’s […]


Three keys to the 2014 NFL Draft for the Indianapolis Colts

1. Draft players and put them in positions to succeed This part isn’t difficult. The Seattle Seahawks showed how to do it by taking a bunch of guys that nobody wanted, putting them in positions to use their skillsets and hiding their shortcomings. Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman were fifth round picks, but clear plans […]


Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 15

Bjoern Werner Our first round pick finally got his first full sack in the NFL! Admittedly, he was unblocked on the play, but had a decent day overall. According to Pro Football Focus, Werner had another two quarterback pressures, as well as two tackles. Head coach Chuck Pagano also praised the pass rusher, insisting that […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 14

BJOERN WERNER Werner finished up with +0.4 grade on Pro Football Focus, which was staggeringly the fourth highest grade a player on the Colts defense got. Werner saw just 27 snaps against the Bengals, but he did get a pass breakup and a tackle, though he still has just 0.5 sacks on the season and […]


Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 13

Another slow start, another edgy win. The Colts moved to 8-4 with a scrappy win over the Tennessee Titans, but there are still so many issues on this team – including an underwhelming draft class… Bjoern Werner Having failed to take his opportunity against the Arizona Cardinals with Erik Walden's suspension, Werner's snap count unsurprisingly […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Weeks 10 & 11

Due to the short week last time, here is a bumper two-week rookie watch for both games against the Rams and Titans. There is still a limited impact so far, but part of that is on the coaches. Particularly in the cases of Khaled Holmes and Montori Hughes, I think they're afraid to use them […]


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Ryan Grigson

I'm a fan of Ryan Grigson, on the whole. He made a lot of good moves last year and whilst I didn't like free agency or the draft this time, I do still think he's a good general manager. However, as with all GM's in the NFL, Grigson has made his fair share of bad […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 7

In a situation completely opposite to the Chargers fiasco, that was certainly worth staying up until 5:30am for. All the worry and dread pre-match quickly became delight and eventually more worry and dread as Peyton Manning started to lead a comeback, but the Colts held on for a vital win. Whilst the Colts enjoyed a […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 6

For me, that was the most disappointing game certainly of this season, and arguably last season, as well. The Chuck Pagano era has brought its fair share of delight, but I was sat there at 5am UK time, wondering what on earth I'd just watched. An offense stifling its quarterback, every offensive weapon dropping passes, […]


Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 5

Last week saw an amazing win over the Seahawks for the Colts, who are now proving they are a contender. The rookie class is still yet to really take off, even though Hugh Thornton has become an important player on the offensive line. Here;s your weekly breakdown of the Colts rookies and their performances. BJOERN […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 4

Two wins on the bounce, things aren't so bad after all! The 37-3 hammering of the Jacksonville Jaguars was a formality, but it was still a resoundingly strong display from the Colts in all facets of the game. However, the inconsistency of the Colts' rookies continues, whilst we also saw major injury blow to the […]

Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 3

Well I don't know about you, but I'm still in shock. Having seen Donald Thomas and Dwayne Allen placed on IR, a disappointing loss to the Dolphins and a blockbuster trade for running back Trent Richardson, there was a mood of negativity surrounding the Colts as they headed to San Francisco, looking to defeat the […]

What if…the Colts had traded the #1 pick?

Editor's Note: This is purely hypothetical fun. Olly was bored, which generally is when our most interesting things get done. If we get any angry comments/tweets/emails about how we hate Luck and need to let go of the past, blah, blah, blah I will never photoshop (ok, paint) Jim Irsay onto a fire-breathing stallion again. […]

Rookie Watch – Week 2

Well that was deflating. From scraping past the Oakland Raiders – often compared to an expansion team – to scoring just three second half points against the Miami Dolphins in a close loss, the 2013 season hasn't exactly got off to the best of starts. Whilst head coach Chuck Pagano isn't in immediate danger of […]

Ballard out with torn ACL – trade winds blowing?

With the news of Vick Ballard’s torn ACL breaking on Friday, the Colts are left with just Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown at running back. Delone Carter was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for wide receiver David Reed, whilst seventh round pick Kerwynn Williams is on the practice squad. Shortly after Ballard was […]


Colts Authority Rookie Watch – Week 1

The Colts' 2013 Draft class hasn't exactly got off to the best of starts. Hugh Thornton and Khaled Holmes missed considerable time during training camp and preseason games, Kerwynn Williams and Justice Cunningham were cut before making the practice squad, and safety John Boyett was cut after being arrested last week. Each week I'll be […]