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Suspending the “Double Standard”

In the days following LaVon Brazill’s suspension announcement, the oh-so-predictable outbreak of outrage has come. Brazill, as is well known by now, was suspended for a year following yet another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The third-year receiver out of Ohio University was also suspended last year for four games for marijuana use. While […]

Stats of the Day: Coby Fleener’s Sophomore Leap

Aided by playing in four more games, Coby Fleener doubled each of his statistics from his rookie season during his second year in the NFL. Fleener went from 26 catches to 52, 281 yards to 608 and two touchdowns to four.

Fleener also went from a +.04 Pro Football Focus grade during his rookie season to a +2.1 in 2013, and went from three drops in 29 attempts to one drop in 53 chances.

Chuck Pagano at the NFL Owners Meetings. Photo: Brian Spurlock - USA Today Sports

Were the Colts really “Run-First” in 2013?

For the past 10 months, we’ve talked about the Colts and Pep Hamilton being “run-first.” Well, let me rephrase that. We’ve mocked the Colts and Pep Hamilton for being run-first. We’ve complained about every I-formation, loathed the presence of Stanley Havili and watched in despair as Trent Richardson made himself the laughing stock of fantasy […]

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts full back Stanley Havili (39) on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Havili’s effect on the running game

Stanley Havili was a lightning rod for criticism in his first year with the Colts, mostly because playing him meant keeping T.Y. Hilton – or, later in the year, someone like LaVon Brazill or Da’Rick Rogers – on the bench. It didn’t help when a pass bounced off Havili’s hands in the playoff game against […]

Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs away from defenders after making a catch in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Colts Authority Charting Project: Receiving on Third Down

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that […]

Stat of the day: Dwayne Allen

Stat of the day: In their seven-season history, Pro Football Focus has never assigned a higher grade to a rookie tight end than the +19.1 grade Dwayne Allen received in 2012. Allen was just the 11th tight end in league history, and the first Colt, to have a rookie season of at least 45 catches, 500 yards and three touchdowns.

*Stat of the day will be a new feature throughout the summer where, on days where new articles are not yet ready for publication, we still bring you an interesting, unique stat about the Indianapolis Colts

Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) catches the winning touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in teh fourth quarter during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Kansas City 45-44. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Reflecting back on T.Y. Hilton’s historical start to his career

Last offseason, I put together some numbers illustrating how good T.Y. Hilton and Dwayne Allen were during their rookie seasons. Basically, the two came down as two of the top fifteen rookies at their position since 2000, which was fantastic value for the third round in the draft. Of course, Allen’s season-ending hip injury kept […]