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Desirable Colts Defensive Changes

Since Peyton Manning and Bill Polian converged in Indianapolis in 1998, the Colts draft and player acquisition blueprint changed to an imbalanced focus on providing the franchise quarterback with all of the pieces he would need to carry the team into the new pass-first NFL. During this time, the Colts have maintained one of the […]

Why the Colts have Struggled in 2010

Colts fans have watched in horror as a team that entered the season as one of the most talented groups Indianapolis has put together in quarterback Peyton Manning’s career has fallen into mediocrity and failed to continue an NFL record streak of consecutive 12-win seasons. Many expected the stretch of games against the Eagles, Patriots, […]

Colts 30 Titans 28 – Quick Reaction

Reaction highlights: – Manning kept the pace slow and steady, able to eschew the no-huddle, hurry-up offense because the Colts held the lead. – The slower pace and more frequent huddles contributed to the rookies’ ability to keep up. – The Colts ran more than in the prior 3 games, in part because they had […]

Colts v. Titans Second Half Game Day Thread

Colts 21 – Titans 7 HEYOH! The Colts offense is rolling. Taj Smith is officially the special teams unit’s lucky charm. Pierre Garcon has been dominant for the last two and a half games. Justin Tryon looks like the best free agent pick up for the Colts in a long time. Freeney says, “Fine, you […]

Colts v. Titans Game Day Thread

There is no more room for error. The Colts head into tonight’s game against the AFC South rival Tennessee Titans needing to win the remainder of their games to secure a playoff spot. That job did not get easier following the Cowboys game Sunday, as Bob Sanders and Jerraud Powers were both placed on the […]

Game Stats: Cowboys v. Colts

After the debacle against the Chargers, and the heart breaker against the Patriots, the Colts dropped another game. They gave the Cowboys 17 points to start the contest, and had the chance to pull out a last minute victory on three occasions. Unlike previous weeks, no single unit can carry all of the blame. The […]

Colts Power Rankings – Week 13

Each week, we’ll be scouring the net for team rankings from football experts, covering the previous week, and discussing them here. Let’s see what they have to say this week.

Wednesday Injury Report & Game Status: Colts v. Titans

Player Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Status J.Addai Neck LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED OUT G.Brackett Toe DNP LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE D.Brown Ankle DNP FULL FULL QUESTIONABLE A.Collie Concussion LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED OUT B.Eldridge Rib LIMITED FULL FULL QUESTIONABLE D.Freeney Rest DNP DNP FULL WILL START M.Hart Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT K.Hayden Neck DNP FULL DNP OUT […]

More Special Teams Changes in Store for Colts?

The recent signing of running back Dominic Rhodes has generated a lot of questions. Is there an implication that the Colts current running backs are expected to miss more time than previously thought? As Jim Irsay tweeted yesterday, we know that Mike Hart and Joseph Addai are already out for Thursday’s game in Tennessee. With […]

Colts to Place Bob Sanders on IR

Jim Irsay tweet: Bob Sanders to go on I.R. soon…we need the roster spot with so many injuries. For many Colts fans, one of the biggest hopes for a late-season turnaround was the potential return of veteran safety Bob Sanders. In 2006, an otherwise depleted and porous defense turned things around to lead the Colts […]

Bill Polian Talks O-Line and the Running Game

In the Colts’ equivalent to the State of the Union address, Bill Polian answered a lot of questions about the offensive line and the running game in general.  If Polian’s remarks are to be believed, Colts fans can look forward to some changes, but not until next year. He reiterated his belief that the O-Line […]

Tuesday Injury Report: Colts v. Titans UPDATE

Jim Irsay announces numerous players who are out for Thursday’s game against the Titans. A.Col.,C.Ses.,J.Ad.,B.Sand.,j.Pow.,M.Hart…but next man up will fight and compete thur.night! No Collie, Session, Addai, Sanders, Powers, or Hart. This helps explain the Dominic Rhodes signing. DID NOT PARTICIPATE Dwight Freeney – RESTED Mike Hart – ANKLE (Re-injured ankle during Cowboys game) Jerraud […]

Profiling Colts Running Back Joique Bell

Joique Bell Born: August 4, 1986 Hometown:  Benton Harbor, MI College:  Wayne State University Draft:  UDFA – 2010 (Philadelphia Eagles) Height: 5 feet 11 inches Weight:  220 lbs.

Is Staying in Indy Peyton Manning’s Best Move?

Scott Bolander, founder and lead blogger at Blue Sunday blog, wrote a story last Thursday discussing Peyton Manning’s upcoming decision to sign a final long-term contract with the Indianapolis Colts. In Scott’s opinion, there is very little chance that Manning ends up playing for a team other than the Colts but he believes that staying […]

Monday Injury Report: Colts v. Titans

Despite not having practice today, the league mandates that teams release an injury report for Thursday games even if they are merely speculative. The Colts list is below. Everyone did rest today, but will practice Tuesday and Wednesday. DID NOT PARTICIPATE Gary Brackett – TOE Donald Brown – ANKLE (Injured ankle during the Cowboys game) […]

Indy Sports Coverage – Week 13

Each week, Coltzilla brings you highlights from local sports coverage of the Colts with an emphasis on player interviews. Pre-game interviews go up throughout the week. Post-game interviews are posted shortly after the game. Hope you enjoy! It’s Week 13 of the 2010 season, and the 6-5 Colts host the 3-8 Dallas Cowboys. UPDATED: Inside […]

After Review: Cowboys v. Colts

At this point, Peyton Manning has to be wondering if he has entered some kind of twilight zone. His records in the NFL are breathtaking and he was recently listed as eighth in the NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players of all time. That designation is not helping him. Right now, Manning is […]

Cowboys 38 Colts 35 – Quick Reaction

At the beginning of the season, many of us looked at the schedule and knew that weeks 11-13 would be tough.  To go to Foxborough for the annual meeting against the Pats, followed by hosting games against the Chargers and Cowboys was going to be a rough stretch and many thought the Colts would drop […]

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