GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts runs out onto the field before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Matty Iceberg—The Ice Age

With Andrew Luck sidelined for a few weeks while his body protests the fact that he’s a football player, the Indianapolis Colts will start their own version of Matty Ice versus the Atlanta Falcons. This Iceberg is old enough to have sunk the Titanic, but it still has enough kick to try to take down […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 04:  Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Path to Victory: Week 11 Atlanta Falcons

The AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts come off their bye week and head south for a date with the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is in his first season with Atlanta after being the coordinator behind Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense. The Falcons raced out to an impressive start to 2015, winning their first five […]

Colts Notebook: Hasselbeck Takes the Reigns

As Colts players are finally back into the swing of practice after a much needed bye week, they prepare to take on the 6-3 Atlanta Falcons, who are 1-3 in their last four games. The Colts are preparing to take the field with the gracefully aged Matt Hasselbeck, who will be under center for potentially […]


Week 11 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. It feels good to be back after the bye week. The good news is that no one on the team got hurt or arrested during the week off. The bad news is that we weren’t dreaming: Andrew Luck and Henry Anderson are both still very injured. More good news: The networks blessed […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos watches the scoreboard from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Who To Root For: Week 11

Welcome back to Who To Root For, the column where we let our prepositions dangle out in the open for all to see. Whether or not Week 10 was a bad rooting week for Colts fans depends on how you look at it. Yes, nearly every significant game went the wrong way, and the Texans’ […]

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Good New Tuesday: The Weak Shall Inherit the AFC

I’m taking a different look at football this week. Through watching other teams on the bye, I realized something: there’s a reason to watch every game. Be it major, minor, inspiring, or simply entertaining — and when I looked at Indy’s upcoming schedule, I realize the same. Every game has something exciting in store. The […]


Colts Authority Notebook: Back To Matt

The call came on Tuesday afternoon. Matt Hasselbeck was being told by Chuck Pagano that he was going to need him for even more games this season. Andrew Luck was hurt again. Faith In Hasselbeck “You look at what he’s done over the course of his career. He’s got obviously a ton of experience,” said […]

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 13:  A lone fan of the Indianapolis Colts sits in the stands dejected after the Colts lost 28-24 against the San Diego Chargers during their AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Surviving This Season: How to Avoid a Compete Emotional Breakdown

I didn’t think I was going to have to write this. I pitched this article idea on a Tuesday following the heart-wrenching loss (in a season of heart-wrenching losses) to the Carolina Panthers. Then last Sunday happened. Our boys and blue played their best game of the season, defeating the corpse of Peyton Manning and the vaunted […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8:  Andrew luck #12  of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 9 vs. Broncos

Facing one of the league’s best defensive fronts on Sunday, the Colts’ offensive line had a rough game. Of course, the Colts still won, thanks to a vintage Andrew Luck performance, some big plays by the defense and Griff Whalen doing Griff Whaleny things. But for the first time since Week Three, the line was […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08:   Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts, right talks with Matt Hasselbeck #8 before a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Colts Bye Week Roundtable of Awesomeness

After a week punctuated by both an exhilarating win and awful news about Andrew Luck, we have…a bye.  This team has needed a bye for about…eight weeks now, and it’s finally here – but not without questions.  I posed a few burning queries that many of us may be thinking of already (or will be now, sorry) […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Coby Fleener #80 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a passl during the game against the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Friday Film Room: How the Indianapolis Colts Offense Will Look

In a season where Colts fans keep saying, “it can’t get any worse” the Colts just seem to respond with “want to see?” Andrew Luck is now out 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle after probably playing his best game this season. Now some good news, Rob Chudzinski called […]

of the Denver Broncos during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Filmlove: Week Nine – The 36 Hours of Optimism Edition

The Colts came into their Sunday matchup with the Denver Broncos with a 3-5 record and looked awful for large stretches of the first half of the season. With a new offensive coordinator in place, some people were cautiously optimistic about the Colts’ chances going forward. When they came out with a fast start against […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 28: Charlie Whitehurst #12 of the Tennessee Titans gets sacked by D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Titans 41-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

10 things we can look forward to in the new Charlie Whitehurst-era Colts

We don’t want to speculate, but with Andrew Luck going down with a lacerated kidney and the Colts signing 33-year-old Charlie Whitehurst, a new era of Colts football may be upon us. You might be ready to jump online and buy every piece of Whitehurst memorabilia you can find, get a tattoo of Charlie on […]


Colts Notebook: A Much Needed Bye

Late in the fourth quarter of the Colts week nine victory over the Denver Broncos, the Colts’ 2015 season took a monumental turn as franchise Quarterback Andrew Luck took a shot to the kidneys from Denver’s Danny Trevathan. Although he finished the game, Luck is now out for 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney. The state of […]


Week 10 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. The National Football League. The NFL. Not For Long. That’s what we’ve had this week. The elation of the big win over Denver sure didn’t last long, as news hit yesterday that Andrew Luck will be out 2-6 weeks (bet the over on this time frame, folks) with an abdominal muscle tear […]


The Path to Victory Review: Week 9

I’ll eat this delicious plate of crow during the bye week. I said the Colts wouldn’t beat Denver. I even used a Kevin Hart meme to drive the point home. There was no reason to think Indianapolis could pull it off. All of the evidence was decidedly in the Broncos’ corner. Indy won. I was […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass while under pressure from David Parry #54 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second half of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Broncos 27-24.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rookie Watch: Week Nine

Welcome to the week nine/pre-bye-week edition of Rookie Watch, the weekly segment where I review the prior games film and “watch” the rookies get injured. All snap count data is compiled by me this week and is unofficial. On Sunday Denver brought their unblemished record into Lucas Oil and walked out with their first loss […]

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Who to Root For: Week 10

Welcome to Who to Root For, that weekly exercise in recognizing that this season probably isn’t going to work out the way we thought. As explained last week, Indy’s best chance for a miracle run through the playoff involves some sort of Jets-Broncos-Bengals trifecta. Again, the dream seeding for Indy is: Cincy, Denver, New England, […]