An Evening with Andrew Luck

Last Friday evening, I was lucky enough to be present for a question and answer session with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in London. Being the pitiful fanboy that I am, I travelled 200 miles to the other end of England to meet him, which took a painful 7 hours, but the end goal made it […]

All-22 Analysis: Scouting Montori Hughes

Having traded a 2013 5th round pick in order to move up to select T.Y. Hilton in the 2012 NFL Draft, Ryan Grigson mortgaged a part of the team's future by trading away a 2014 4th round pick to Cleveland Browns for a 5th round selection this year. With that 5th round selection, the Colts […]

Scouting Bjoern Werner

As I'm sure you all know by now, the Indianapolis Colts selected Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Having allowed Dwight Freeney to leave in Free Agency, the team was crying out for a pass rusher – even after the frivolous signing of […]

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MarQueis Gray – Mr. Irrelevant Candidate?

For the second consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts will hold the final pick of the draft – otherwise known as Mr. Irrelevant. The term "Mr. Irrelevant" may seem derogatory, but the final pick of the draft each year is invited to spend a week in Newport Beach, California, where they will attend various events and […]

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First Round Mock Draft Review – Part Two

April is here, which means the NFL Draft is just around the corner. The needs of teams are starting to become clearer as the free agency pandemonium slows down, but there is still a variety of positional needs highlighted in mock drafts released over the last few days. (Editor's note: Each players' name carries a […]

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Colts Draft Targets – Trevardo Williams vs Chase Thomas

Sep 8, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon (8) is sacked by Connecticut Huskies defensive end Trevardo Williams (48) during the first half at Rentschler Field. (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports) Despite adding Erik Walden and Lawrence Sidbury to their pass rushing options, the Colts are still somewhat short […]

Colts Draft Targets: Keenan Allen vs DeAndre Hopkins

All Colts fans will be familiar with Jim Irsay's Twitter adventures over the weekend. Our eccentric owner was regularly tweeting that Indy were working on a trade to bring a wide receiver to the team, but that the deal was taking longer than they had hoped. We've heard very little on the matter since, and […]

Free Agency Review: Who Exactly is Donald Thomas?

  One of the keys to the offseason for the Colts was to improve the offensive line. Whilst the signing of Lions right tackle Gosder Cherilus provides an upgrade over Winston Justice, the interior of the line provided the most concern. And whilst the media regularly linked the team with moves for Buffalo Bills guard […]

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Desmond Trufant Film Review

(Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson was questioned by ESPN blogger Paul Kuharsky last week on whether he would be more comfortable starting a rookie offensive lineman, or a rookie defensive back – two positions of need for the Colts. Grigson's response has set tongues wagging in the Colts community, as he […]

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First Round Mock Draft Reviews

Nov 10, 2012; Iowa City, IA, USA; Purdue Boilermakers defensive tackle Kawann Short (93) works against Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Conor Boffeli (59) during the third quarter at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports With the season over, it's now Draft season! Mock drafts are being churned out on a daily basis, so […]

Colts Off-Season Needs – Defense

Having looked at what the Colts need on offense last week, it's now time to take a look on the defensive side of the ball. General Manager Ryan Grigson drafted just two defensive players last year – nose tackle Josh Chapman and outside linebacker Tim Fugger – and neither saw playing time in 2012. Chapman […]

Colts Off-Season Needs – Offense

  Congratulations to Colts general manager Ryan Grigson on winning the NFL Executive of the Year award. But whilst his work in 2012 was, for a first time GM, exceptional, the expectation levels have raised ahead of the 2013 season. 2012 saw a team of plucky underdogs make their way to the playoffs, largely based […]

Richards: Davis, Angerer, Reitz Could Play

Bad news: Jerrell Freeman wasn’t practicing on Wednesday, according to a report by Phil Richards. Still, Richards’s article does provide some good news: Vontae Davis went the full practice, and Angerer and Reitz look possible for Sunday after limited practice today. “Everyone else,” Arians said, “is questionable, day to day.” That includes cornerback Vontae Davis(ankle), who […]

Dunlevy: Where Do They Stand?

This might as well be titled “Dunlevy: Another Great Article”. His insight into next week’s game is complete: He has the full injury update, which reaffirms Brown and Mathis’s situation (Out against Cleveland), and updates readers on Davis and Angerer, among others. He also includes a smart analysis of Hughes and Wayne. Also, on Luck: In […]

Rapoza: Players We Expected More From

It’s been an up and down month for the Colts, but it’s a good time to look back on … well, players not really holding their own. Kyle Rapoza’s article isn’t about pointing fingers due to a loss, but rather, about players who should have been better this year but haven’t been. The last game […]

Armstrong: Respecting the Rookie

It seems like the league’s worst 2011 team is becoming the feel-good story of 2012; Kevin Armstrong, who writes for the Jets, has a great article on Andrew Luck, maybe the most complimentary I’ve seen on the Colts’s QB. Luck is a 6-4, 234-pound rookie capable of throwing from all angles with uncommon touch. Already able […]

Sabino: Colts Fantasy Check

Last week, everyone who chose to play Luck and Wayne were rewarded; my brother sat both of them in his league, and lost by about 20 points. Poor guy. Anyway, so you don’t make the same mistakes with Colts players this week, here’s a nice fantasy article, curtesy of David Sabino. Interestingly, he suggests teams […]

CBS: Colts/Jets Preview

Even with their wins over Minnesota and Green Bay, the Colts are being picked as a 3.5-point underdog; CBS has them losing by 7 in their weekly preview. Their score (17-10) would be an interesting outcome, especially because: – it would be 7 points less than the Colts’s lowest score this year – since week […]

Colts Injury Update: Brown Out

According to the Associated Press, Donald Brown will be out 2-3 weeks with a knee injury. Vick Ballard is expected to start Sunday in his place, against the second worst run defense in the league; hopefully he’ll be able to continue where Brown left off, as the Colts’s starter was improving in every game he […]

Kelley/Bowen: A Bit of Modern History

A lengthy article, but a good read to really put this game in perspective. I especially like the Indy’s regular season record against them: 40-26. I mean, that won’t factor into this week’s game, but at least it’s not 0-66; then, I might get a little paranoid. Oh! And my Colts/Jets history! Living in Canada, I’m not […]