NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 21:  Indianapolis Colts NFL team owner Jim Irsay address the media at the Roosevelt Hotelon March 21, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite a NFL owners imposed lockout in effect since March 12, the league is conducting it's annual owners meeting in New Orleans.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Please Stop Talking, Jim

It’s never good when the owner of your favorite team starts sounding like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In a bizarre interview with SportsBusiness Journal Colts owner Jim Irsay compared the risks of playing football with taking aspirin, among other things. “I believe this: that the game has always been a risk, you know, and the […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  Patrick Robinson #26 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates while playing the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Colts Sign CB Patrick Robinson

After laying low so far this offseason the Colts made a splash in free agency Wednesday night, signing cornerback Patrick Robinson to a three year deal. “We’ve been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we’re glad it finally came together,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We have some strong ties on […]

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Colts Opera Digest Vol. 1

Hello Colts fans. It’s been a couple of months since we’ve been together. I’ve missed you people. After a mostly quiet off season, things heated up on W. 56th last week when the team lost free agents Coby Fleener and Jerrell Freeman to New Orleans and Chicago, respectively. The real drama, however, didn’t begin until […]

Utah State running back Robert Turbin runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Colts Sign RB Robert Turbin

On Tuesday, the Colts announced a deal with veteran free agent running back Robert Turbin. Here is what we know: Turbin played his college ball at Utah State, where he racked up over 4,000 scrimmage yards and scored more than 50 touchdowns in what was essentially a three season college career due to a knee […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 16: General manager Ryan Grigson of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during a rookie minicamp at the team complex on May 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Free Agency: Much Ado About Nothing

All is quiet on the West 56th Street front. After spending money like a trust fund kid with ADD in 2015, the Colts haven’ done much in the first days of free agency. Aside from signing Dwayne Allen and Adam Vinatieri to new deals and restructuring the contracts of Trent Cole and Art Jones, Ryan Grigson has […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:  Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts pumps his fist after making the first overtime field goal against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Colts Sign Old Man, Everyone Pumped

The Colts agreed to a contract extension with kicker Adam Vinatieri. Which is awesome because I fear change. “We are thrilled to retain Adam as a member of the Colts family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Adam continues to play at the highest level year in and year out and his hard work, consistency […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 29 : Trent Cole #58 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a sack during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis defeated Tampa Bay 25-12. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Trent Cole Takes a Pay Cut, Bjoern Werner Takes a Hike

Now is the Winter of Our Discount Trent (Yeah, I went there.  And I’m not sorry. I stand behind that joke). After re-signing Dwayne Allen, the Colts are back to executing offseason moves today, making tough choices about two pass rushers who did little to make anyone excited last year. First, Outside Linebacker Trent Cole […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts looks on from the sideline in the first half against the New England Patriots of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Questionable Calls: Will Chuck Pagano Learn From the Past?

The 53-car pileup that was the Colts’ 2015-16 season left the team with a lot of questions to answer. Most notably, “What the hell was that?” Answer: It was terrible football. That said, there’s no point in dwelling on the past. It’s time to file last year into whatever part of the brain stores repressed […]

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Turn Back The Clock – The 2007 AFC Championship Game Diary

Today is January 21st, and it’s a special day in the history of the Indianapolis Colts. It was on this day back in 2007 that the Colts took on the hated New England Patriots with a berth to Super Bowl XLI on the line. I would’ve said this on February 4, 2007 – the day […]

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Thank you, Reggie

I hope the bosses don’t mind, but with the announcement that our beloved #87, Reginald F. Wayne, is officially hanging up his cleats, I had to throw a post in here. Thing is, I’m not really sure what I want to say. I know what probably should be said, but I’m not sure if I can […]

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Colts Authority Notebook: Ted Monachino And Colts Free Agents

Ted Monachino has been a front seven guy since he was coaching high school football in Missouri 25 years ago. He has been a linebackers or defensive line coach for a long time. He had been the Linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens since 2010. His first defensive coordinator job will be with the Colts. […]

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:   Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills throws over Henry Anderson #96 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Dr. Blue Examines the Players on IR

The reason I initially bore the “Dr. Blue” character was because I was fascinated with the concept that people always expected their team’s players to come back full strength for Game 1 of the following year. It was like having instant lives in a video game – lose one? Fine… you get 2 more right […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts looks on while playing against the Houston Texans in the first quarter on October 8, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Ch-ch-ch-changes

The full year of the Chud has finally arrived and he brought Starbucks for everyone! What’s that? Monachino isn’t the new drink at Starbucks? Oh. He’s the new defensive coordinator. Let’s just call him Ted to avoid future confusion. The Indianapolis Colts are starting to settle in with the old crew of Ryan Grigson and […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field after the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Notebook: Finally An Axe Falls

Frodo Baggins (Lord of The Rings) once said, “It’s over, it’s done.” For Colts fans, truer words have never been spoken. After Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s first three seasons of 11-5 records and deeper postseason runs in each season, the beleaguered Colts finished 8-8. With franchise quarterback Andrew Luck missing all but seven games this […]

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Post Season Mailbag

Hello, Colts fans. Welcome to a surprise edition of the mailbag. I wasn’t expecting us to meet again so soon after the season, but Jim Irsay believes in continuity and apparently so do you. With the recent flurry of activity – with more to come, no doubt – on West 56th, some of you had […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Coty Sensabaugh #24 of the Tennessee Titans brings down Phillip Dorsett #15 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rookie Watch: Week 17 – Year End Review

Well, it’s finally over. The Colts wrapped up this miserable season with their second win in a row against the league’s worst team and their 2nd and 3rd string quarterbacks. As fans we can debate the merits of winning what turned out to be two meaningless games that cost the team 8-10 places of draft […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts watches the action during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Pagano AND Grigson Extended

On Sunday I was positive that Chuck Pagano was running off the Lucas Oil field for the last time as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The rift between him and GM Ryan Grigson is well known. After the bad start to the season, the amazing fake punt against New England, and still being […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field after the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Eyes In the Backfield: Pagano and Grigson Edition

2015 is mercifully over, and for all the consternation and hand-wringing, Indy finished a respectable 8-8 on the season. Given all the recent success, the amount of outrage surrounding this season is disproportionate to the actual results. Given the largely successful four-year run of these Colts, it’s important to examine exactly why changes to structure […]

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