Eyes in The Backfield: 10 Things I Hate About You

(Editor’s note: Thanks to everyone for their kind words on this piece. I feel I owe it to you go back and make it better, replete with better references to the masterpiece from which it derives its inspiration~DZ) There have been bad losses in Colts’ history before, and there have been dark and embarrassing days. Sunday’s […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 20: Quan Bray #11 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 20, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: It Finally Happened

After going 13-0 in previous matchups the Colts finally lost a home game to the Houston Texans. It was yet another game where it seemed as though both teams did their best to help the opposition win it. An ugly game with an ugly result. Now the Colts pray for a miracle to help them […]

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Game Over: Colts Offense Dies Against Houston, 16-10

Today, we saw a hideous game and a hobbled, beat-up quarterback who had no business playing in the first place.  As former Colts Authority editor Greg Cowan said during the game, this is the kind of game you show to a non-football fan so they’ll feel better about their life choices (or something along those […]

Twas the Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the league, Not a head coach was sleeping, except perhaps Andy Reid. The rest were all working, Nonstop, without break, Doing all that was needed, to whip their team into shape. And Pagano himself, sat thinking intently, trying to find a cliche, That would help his team […]

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts to an interception during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 15: Backup Bowl 2015

Have you ever noticed that when a president finishes his final term he looks like he’s aged about 20 years in less than a decade? The strain and stress of the job takes an immense toll on a person physically as well as emotionally. That’s how I feel right now. Fifteen weeks into the 2015 NFL […]


Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Texans 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 - AUGUST 22: Jeremy Langford #36 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball near the goal line against Clayton Geathers #42 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second half of a preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Friday Film Room: Clayton Geathers and the Blitz

The Indianapolis Colts face their biggest test of the season when they play the Houston Texans on Sunday. There’s no Andrew Luck and after the blowout by the Jaguars, the Colts are going to need a big game from their other players. Simply put it’s time to see if other players can make a big […]


Colts Authority Notebook: Team-Wide Concerns

Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri. I just wanted to say their names because it seems like there are issues with everyone else on the team except for them. McAfee is the number one punter after fans voted and since a lot of this notebook is about issues at every other spot on the team, this […]

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Post Apocalyptic Colts Roundtable: What Would Irsay Say? & Who is in Charge Next Year?

Well, Colts fans, it happened.  The Roundtable got weird.  Oh, wait, that already happened.  If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve gone off the deep end with us. Today, after another debacle loss may have sealed some people’s fate in the organization, we’re speculating about coaches and general managers, and looking into Andrew Luck’s future. […]


Colts Notebook: The Battle Rages On

For those of you Colts fans remaining after their devastatingly awful performance en route to a 51-16 whooping at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Colts are remarkably sitting atop the AFC South at 6-7. This Sunday, the most sincere battle for the division will take place as Indianapolis hosts the Houston Texans (6-7) […]


Week 15 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. Welcome to another edition of the mailbag. Last Sunday wasn’t pretty, but I think I’ve recovered enough to be able to answer your questions. We all have our ways of dealing with a loss like last Sunday, and mine is this: I ignore everything for a few days. No reading the lynch […]

Who To Root For: Week 15

Ok, so what now? With the entire season burning down around us, is there really any sense in scoreboard watching? Is there any point in hoping for ideal playoff scenarios? The Colts can’t actually win a playoff game, can they? Yes, they can. The best team in the AFC, the Steelers, might not even make […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is brought down by Davon House #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of a game at EverBank Field on December 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Whitehurst Vs. Yates For Division Crown?

The talk of the week for the Indianapolis Colts will be the questions about who will be under center Sunday with the division crown on the line. Whoever wins Sunday will only need to win one of their last two games to secure the division title. After Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck spoke to the […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 04:  Chris Clemons #91 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sacks Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.Clemons was penalized for grabbing the helmit on the play.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: Streak Over

After trading field goals and terrible plays in the first half with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the wheels finally fell off the wagon as the Colts 16 game win streak against the AFC South came to a screeching halt, losing to the Jaguars 51-16. Seriously, the Jaguars hung 51 points on the Colts. That should be […]


Eyes in the Backfield: Jaguars 51 Colts 16

Eight Things We Saw in Sunday’s Indianapolis-Jacksonville Game Last week the Colts were thoroughly humiliated. This week, the Colts were thoroughly humiliated. At last! Consistency! You don’t want to read it, and I don’t want to write it, but here we are and courtesy demands we get to it. Here’s what we saw. 1. We […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:   Trent Cole #58 of the Indianapolis Colts hits the arm of  Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at EverBank Field on December 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)


Somewhere in the afternoon quiet of the North Florida retirement community the Jaguars call home, you could hear the wheels falling further off of the Colts’ once-promising season. Grit, determination, toughness, Chuck Pagano’s poker chips – none of these things could save them. We all would’ve loved to see Matt Hasselbeck have one more good […]


CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 14: Holy Crap it’s week 14?!

Welcome to this week’s super last-minute injury-report breakdown. (Sidenote: Being an adult is terrible.) OUT: OLB-Daniel Adongo (not injury related), OT-Anthony Castonzo (knee), ILB-Jerrell Freeman (hamstring/ribs), QB-Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) OLB-Erik Walden (foot) CB-Greg Toler (knee) QUESTIONABLE: S-Colt Anderson (ankle), C-Khaled Holmes (fibula), ILB-D’Qwell Jackson (quad), PROBABLE: WR-Phillip Dorsett (ankle), QB-Matt Hasselbeck (neck/back), OG-Hugh Thornton (elbow), […]

Lord, Help Our Colts Against the Jaguars

Oh Lord, Let the memory of last week’s game be anathema! Let the memory of it perish from the record books and our memories! Grant the strength to your beloved Colts to persevere through the chopping of the wood! Lord, would you help our Colts? Lord, we are so grateful that you gifted the Colts […]


Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 13 vs. Steelers

Not much was going well for the Colts through three quarters of their 45-10 drubbing in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. They were down 28-10, Matt Hasselbeck had turned back into a pumpkin (if he was ever anything else), and the defense was worn out. But the Colts had one thing going for them: the offensive line. […]