Week 2 Mailbag

What’s up, Colts fans? Welcome to another edition of the mailbag, where you readers submit questions/rant about the team and I pretend I have the answers/completely understand your anguish. I’d like to welcome anyone who might be reading this feature for the first time. Please, don’t be shy. Pipe up and send in a question. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Ameer Abdullah #21 of the Detroit Lions runs past D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Indianapolis Colts and Mike Adams #29 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: A Tale of Two Defenses

It seems wrong to feel optimistic about a team who just lost to the Lions going against the reigning Super Bowl champs who just mauled Cam Newton beyond recognition. It seems wrong, and yet it feels right. Andrew Luck seems to have their number (whatever that means). Let’s face reality, this is a bit of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions attempts to run past Winston Guy #27 of the Indianapolis Colts and Rashaan Melvin #30 of the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of the game between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts  at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No Excuse

  Fixing Mistakes This Sunday the Colts get their first look at the Peyton Manning-less Broncos. Seeing how their young quarterback is unproven, they will likely stick to the ground game to try to best the Colts. Since the Lions were able to run at will this past Sunday the Colts have been working to […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts and Jack Doyle #84 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after the two connected for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to take the lead in the game against the Detroit Lions  at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Luck Was Great and Chuck Was Not

Andrew Luck is back. After missing real football for ten months Luck came out and threw for 385 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. It was one of the best performances of his young career, and the Colts still lost the game. Luck was the highest graded quarterback by Pro Football Focus with a grade of […]

Good News Tuesday: An Offensive Outing

Is there a better way to lose a football game? There were so many unknowns heading into Sunday but we as Colts fans can take solace in many of them. Would we miss Coby Fleener? Would the run game hold up? Is Luck back? We got most of our answers. Fleener, for instance. Dwayne Allen and […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts talks to his players 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 Week 1 Report Card

As I walked out of Lucas Oil Stadium after the Colts’ season opening 39-35 loss to the Detroit Lions, an expletive-laden diatribe raced around in my brain. 24 hours later, I’ve cooled off a bit and am able to view yesterday’s events through more rational eyes. Here’s how I would grade the Colts’ week one performance: […]

If I only have the nerve.

Eyes in the Backfield: Lions 39 Colts 35

12 Things We Saw In Sunday’s Colts-Lions Game Welcome back to Eyes in the Backfield, the semi-regular chronicle of what happened to the Colts and why. For the newly initiated, this is the 10th season for Eyes, and it has undergone a few renovations through the years. Thanks for staying with it for so long. Here’s […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts and T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after the Colts took the lead in the fouth quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Kicked in the Final Seconds: Lions 39 Colts 35

Week One: Indianapolis vs. Detroit, 4:25 p.m. I start every season the same way: the television goes on during the kickoff for game one, no sooner, no later. I’m usually a mess, having rushed back to make the kickoff. I sit back, pretend like I was there the whole time, and hope the roster isn’t […]


Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Lions edition

Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys. I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 16: Vontae Davis #23 of the Indianapolis Colts spits water while cooling off during a timeout against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 1: Secondary Colts’ Primary Concern

The Colts will open the 2016 season on Sunday afternoon against the Detroit Lions. Let’s dive right into this week’s injury report to see who will and will not take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. OUT: DE-Henry Anderson (knee) CB-Darius Butler (ankle) CB-Vontae Davis (ankle) S-Clayton Geathers (foot) QUESTIONABLE: G-Joe Haeg (ankle) ILB-Sio Moore […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 27: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of an preseason NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts vs. Lions Preview: 2016 Opener Finally Upon Us

  Well Colts fans, the 2016 season that you deserve is finally upon you. The days of watching a team with inflated Super Bowl hype that whittled into Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley swapping snaps in a last ditch effort to make the playoffs is now over. With several valid questions about the depth/health of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after the 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Notebook: Two More Days

Two. More. Days. It has been an extremely long off season and a very unfortunately unnecessary preseason, but we have finally made it. The regular season opener for our Indianapolis Colts is THIS SUNDAY!!!! This week though, has been a strange one in way of practice for the Colts, headlining with limited play of our […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: An Indianapolis Colts helmet sits on the sidelines during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 29, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Roundtable: Week 1

Welcome, Colts fans, to week one of the 2016 NFL season. With last year’s season dead and buried deep in the ground, the Colts look to start fresh with a new head coach and general manager new coordinators, talented pass-rushers a revamped offensive line, and a healthy Andrew Luck. What this new start will look like is […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04:  Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Andrew Luck and the Injury Report

*Ahem* Welcome to your 2016 Indianapolis Colts season Notebook: Edition One of many. We’re coming out swinging (and playing a different sport apparently) with twitter panicking about Andrew Luck, the Cornerback position being treated like a turnstile of castoffs, and more! Let’s get into it. Injury Report I know it’s been a long offseason, but […]


Colts set 53-man roster

Hello Colts fans. The smoke has cleared, the dust has settled, and the Colts have a roster for the moment. Next Sunday the Colts will be on the field for real against Detroit. I assume the players named below will all be there, unless they aren’t. Prior to last week’s preseason finale, I wrote a prediction […]

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Projecting the 53-man roster

Author’s note: I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m going to take a stab at it anyway. Today is the first official cut down day, so all NFL teams must get to the 75-man roster limit by 4 p.m. eastern time. As of this writing, the Colts’ roster numbers 81. Final cuts to […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 07: Offensive tackle Jack Mewhort #75 of the Indianapolis Colts lines up against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Take Your Finger Off the Panic Button (For Now)

The Indianapolis Colts avoid abject disaster. For now. There was much wringing of hands and shaking of fists at the sky last night after Colts guard Jack Mewhort left a meaningless preseason game with what many assumed was a season ending ACL tear. Fans scrambled to find a bridge to jump off. According to Colts […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts congratulates teammate Vontae Davis #21 after a defensive stop in the first half of an NFL preseason game against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preseason Preview: It’s a Scam and We’re All Suckers

Ask an NFL executive what they think of the preseason and you’ll probably get an answer similar to this “It’s a great opportunity to give our guys some game-speed practice and give the new guys an opportunity to prove they belong on the 53 man-roster.” That’s a lie. They may believe that lie, but it’s […]

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06:  Tony Dungy, former NFL player and head coach, poses next to his bronze bust during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

In Preparation of 2021: A Hall of Fame Recap

Last weekend we celebrated the outstanding careers of two great Colts, Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison. I had the privilege of being in Canton, Ohio for the festivities and let me tell you, while celebrating Harrison and Dungy was clearly a priority, the reality is that this was a warm up for 2021. Peyton Manning’s […]


Kendall Langford Out 3-4 Weeks

On Tuesday, the Colts announced starting defensive end Kendall Langford had suffered a knee injury that would keep him sidelined 3 to 4 weeks. The team posted video of a rather subdued Chuck Pagano making the announcement. Warning: Although the word isn’t spoken. there is a strong “GRIT!” vibe to some of his words towards […]