CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts calls instructions at the line of scrimmage against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Dr. Filmlove: Week Eight

On Monday night the Colts went to Carolina to take on the Panthers in a game where Crisco appeared to be raining from the sky. The Colts did their usual routine. They turned the ball over early and often and dug themselves into a big hole before waking up just in time to make a […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 20:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos meet after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 39-33.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: What Change Can Do For You

It’s Peyton Manning week and the talk of the town is somehow not surrounding him. Out with the Pep and in with the Chud as the Colts introduce Rob Chudzinski as their Offensive Coordinator to the league by throwing him at Peyton Manning and the leagues best Defense. Chud’s New Role What’s changed for newly […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 11:  Coby Fleener #80 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch against the Denver Broncos  during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts: How to Attack the Denver Defense

Well, the Indianapolis Colts thought that letting go of offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton would solve their problems, but the timing of the firing could not have come at a worse time. The Colts are set to face the number-one ranked defense by DVOA standards this week and not to mention some guy that nobody in […]

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The Path to Victory: Week 9

The path is under heavy construction. CAN the Indianapolis Colts beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday? Yes, they can. WILL the Colts beat the Broncos on Sunday? Normally this is the space that I use to familiarize you with the upcoming opponent. Who their playmakers are and what moves they made in the offseason. You […]


Colts Notebook: Week 9 & a Manning Homecoming

The first axe has fallen in Indianapolis as on Tuesday evening, Head Coach Chuck Pagano relieved Pep Hamilton of his duties as offensive coordinator, one season removed from guiding the Colts to the third ranked offense in the NFL. Some call this desperation on behalf of Pagano to try to save his job as the […]


Week 9 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. It’s been an interesting last day or so, with the team announcing Tuesday evening that OC Pep Hamilton (Chuck Pagano takes that whole chopping thing pretty seriously, folks) had been relieved of his duties and replaced by associate head coach Rob Chudzinski. Last night I threw together this hastily assembled post where I […]


Rookie Watch: Week Eight

Welcome to the week eight edition of Rookie Watch, the weekly segment where I use statistics and film review to see how the rookies are progressing. This week was kind enough to provide the snap count data in their gamebook. All tackle and QB pressure statistics are compiled by me based on the game […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  A view of the final score New York Giants 21 to New England Patriots 17 is displayed on the electronic scoreboard during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Who to Root For: Week 9

Welcome back to Who to Root For, which for once has become a question of what to root for. Many have assaulted

during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 29-26 in overtime.

The Path to Victory Review: Week 8 Carolina Panthers

The Indianapolis Colts failed to show up until the fourth quarter, again, and fell to the Carolina Panthers on Monday. Result: 26-23 loss (OT) at Carolina Panthers Offense Goal: Touchdown on first drive Actual: Lost fumble on second play This couldn’t have gone much worse. Quan Bray muffs the opening kickoff eight-yards deep in the […]

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 Authority Notebook: Pep Fired and The Heartbreaker

Colts Fire Pep The Colts have fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Rob Chudzinski will assume Hamilton’s former duties and responsibilities. “Through the first eight weeks of the season, we have felt our offense hasn’t performed at the consistent level that we need. Because of this we’ve decided to go in a different direction and relieve […]


He gone

It’s been a busy evening in Coltsland this evening, as word came out that the team decided to part ways with OC Pep Hamilton and replace him with associate head coach Rob Chudzinski. The hot takes were particularly hot…. That was rather tame. Thanks to our own


Eyes in the Backfield: Carolina 29 Indianapolis 26

12 Things We Saw in Monday’s Colts-Panthers Game Last week, the Colts started slow, then mounted a big comeback late. The week before, the Colts fell behind big, then made a late run. This week, well, you know the drill. Here’s what we saw in the Colts’ overtime loss: 1. We saw that Andrew Luck […]

during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 29-26 in overtime.

Almost Doesn’t Count: Colts 26, Panthers 29 in OT

  The Colts nearly dead offense started off looking shaky.  I can deal with shaky.  They’ve won games looking shaky back when they STILL KNEW WHAT THE NO HUDDLE OFFENSE WAS.  But they wound up gifting the Panthers a possession in Indy territory with a bad center-quarterback exchange. Indy’s defense came through, as they would […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  New York Giants fan Tony Lipovec waits outside the stadium prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

New Colts Authority Partner: ParkWhiz

We here at Colts Authority are pleased to announce our new partnership with ParkWhiz. This great service allows you to reserve a parking spot before you arrive at an event. Just go online or through their app and pick the spot you want, then show up and park. No waiting to pay some attendant at a garage. […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Russell Allen #50 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sacks  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts during the game at EverBank Field on September 29, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Lord, Help Our Colts Against the Panthers

It all makes sense now Lord! Andrew is not terrible! He is hurt! Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord! Now that I think about it, I’m not sure that’s the best response. And so Lord, we pray this week for less of this. And Lord, as we prepare to play a team […]


Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Panthers 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 […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 07: Center Khaled Holmes #62 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on 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)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 8: Holmes at Home

Out: C Khaled Holmes (neck) WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) LB Nate Irving (knee) Doubtful: S Winston Guy (shoulder) Probable: S Mike Adams (hamstring) S Clayton Geathers (knee) You know this defense is nothing to write home about when you’re ecstatic that Mike Adams is back in the line up. Adams, who leads the NFL over the […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 25 Andrew Luck#12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 7 vs. Saints

I typically stay away from discussions about firing coaches and general managers – partly because I find breaking down what actually happened on the field far more interesting, and partly because those conversations typically deal in absolutes, which I dislike. Neither Chuck Pagano nor Ryan Grigson is all good or all bad. They’ve both done […]

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)

The Path to Victory: Week 8

It seems like we are stumbling around in the forest right now. The Indianapolis Colts continue to search for the path to victory. This week, Indianapolis travels to Charlotte for a Monday primetime matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The Colts are coming off an inexplicable 27-21 loss to New Orleans at home on Sunday. The […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 07:  Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton talks with quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts during a time out against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Colts 31-24.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: The Indianapolis Colts Horror Show

In honor of Halloween, the Indianapolis Colts are presenting a (hopefully) limited engagement:  The Nightmare on 56th Street—The 2015 Colts Season. While I have to commend the team on their commitment to the holiday (especially Andrew Luck), I’d really like this nightmare to end.  Apparently the media hoard doesn’t realize this is all for show […]