7 Reasons Colts Fans Should Be Thankful

I’ve been on hiatus for some time. Some would call it lazy. Others may have been thankful for my hiatus. Either way, I’m thankful to have something to write, somewhere to write it and for you who read it even if you hate it. In so many ways it has been a disappointing and at […]

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Thursday Throwdown – Quoth the Raven

Last week Marcus and I had a pretty good week. Aside from piña coladas and getting caught in the rain we both amply predicted that the Titans would find a way to not win. I suggested it was possible they could win if they attacked the middle of the field while Marcus said it was […]

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Thursday Throwdown – Week 4

Last week Marcus and I both somehow managed to be correct with differing views. Marcus called it a “Follow @MarcusDugan   

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Thursday Throwdown – 375 Edition

Last week I got Mr. Dugan’s goat after the Eagles offense simply wore out the depleted Colts defense. Trust me: I don’t relish the loss but it clarified that a) I am indeed in control of this relationship and b) the Colts defense badly needs some help. Mr. Dugan’s goat Follow @MarcusDugan        

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Throwdown Thursday: Colts vs. Broncos

Introducing our new weekly feature: Throwdown Thursday. Every week Marcus Dugan will routinely embarrass and publicly own Todd Smith as they debate a question about the coming matchup. This is about humiliation, not football. Seriously, this week the Colts face what is likely their toughest game of the regular season. The Broncos, coming off a […]


AFC South State of the Division: Week 9

It was a wild finish for the Colts and Texans on Sunday night but in the end not much changed within the suddenly stable AFC South. The pecking order remained the same and the world continued spinning as expected. How we arrived at this point is bizarre tale however. The Jaguars rested following having their […]


AFC South State of the Division – Week 5

It's October and the Colts are atop the AFC South, Houston is fading, Tennessee can't quite finish and the Jaguars suck. Sounds normal right? After taking a deeper dive into this week's action it's clear that Houston has lost any intestinal fortitude while Tennessee was so close to knocking off Kansas City they could taste […]


AFC South State of the Division – Week 4

Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) finds a hole for a 50-yard run after getting a handoff from quarterback Andrew Luck (12), back right, in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports The AFC South suddenly […]


AFC South State of the Division – Week 3

Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley during warm ups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Week 3 in the NFL was just as tumultuous as the second week. Teams expected to play well did not and vice versa, the […]


AFC South State of the Division – Week 2

Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 14 – 6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports I've consumed massive amounts of coffee today while attempting to make sense of the AFC […]


AFC South State of the Division – Week 1

Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano watches his team during warm ups before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The regular season is underway and the AFC South is sized up exactly as anticipated. The Texans came from behind to put […]


AFC South State of the Division – Preseason Week 4

The AFC South continued it's anticipated path toward the regular season this week after the most critical third preseason game. The Texans continue to be the class of the division despite a  loss to New Orleans while the Titans and Jaguars battle it out for cellar honors. The Colts looked solid but have offensive line […]


AFC South State of the Division – Preseason Week 3

After two weeks of virtually meaningless preseason games we get our only chance to see the starters for any significant time in the third preseason tilt of 2013. Traditionally this week's games have been telling in terms of personnel but rarely in terms of scheme. Teams will likely remain pretty vanilla offensively and defensively, looking […]


2013 Draft Grade Smackdown

Those pundits releasing draft grades before a single member of the draft class has taken a professional snap are a bit ridiculous. Still the allure of their pontifications is too much to pass up and so I've wasted hours on this nonsense.  While attempting to reconcile my own misspent time it occurred to me that […]


A look at Bjoern Werner

(Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports) With the 24th pick in the first round the Colts selected Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner. Coach Chuck Pagano has stated he will play outside linebacker for the Colts but that is about the least interesting factoid from the first night of the draft. Werner is notably German […]


Reggie Wayne and Gillette take on Facial Hair

A smooth operator Reggie Wayne, despite being the elder statesman of a young football team, is still one of the smoothest receivers in the game. That reputation for smoothness prompted Gillette to ask Reggie for help solving an age-old dilemma: do women prefer to kiss a guy with or without facial hair. Gillette and Reggie […]

Colts Offseason Outlook: Should the Colts release RB Donald Brown?

Last week I took a look at the receivers closely evaluating free agent Donnie Avery. Maybe I was harsh but I suggested it's time for the Colts to look for a better option at wideout. This week we tackle a tougher scenario: Dammit Donald. Donald Brown, much maligned by media and fans, has one year […]

Colts Offseason Outlook: Should the Colts re-sign WR Donnie Avery?

As this season winds down for the Indianapolis Colts it's time to review the roster, position-by-position, as we attempt to quantify the team's needs in the offseason. It is clear that the offensive and defensive lines along with the secondary need a complete overhaul. Past that it gets a bit hazy but there's one group […]

The Luck Conundrum

  (Photo: Thomas J. Russo, US PRESSWIRE) Andrew Luck should be a shoe-in as Rookie of the Year. He's led a 2-14 2011 squad to a 11-5 season and a playoff berth. He lead the 7th ranked passing offense and just broke Peyton Manning's franchise rookie passing record and Cam Newton's NFL rookie passing record. He's clearly […]

Donald Brown: A Legacy Maligned

In 1998 Barry Sanders did the unthinkable for a 30 year old Hall of Fame running back: he walked away from the game and never looked back. At the time media speculation rampantly suggested Sanders was simply disgruntled and would return possibly with another team. In the fifteen years that have passed Sanders has not […]