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Injuries Could be Detrimental This Week

It won't be anything out of the ordinary, but Indy's injuries could factor heavily in Arizona – especially if Stanley Havili's concussion keeps him out (and it seems like it will). After years without a true fullback, Havili has been looking better every week (and along with Eric Walden, would get my nomination for most-improved […]

Arians Ready to Host Former Team This Week

Along with cornerback Jerraud Powers, Bruce Arians will be called to rise against his old team on Sunday in an effort to stay in the NFC wildcard. The Colts, meanwhile, will be playing for the bye – and more importantly, anything other than the four seed. Arians isn't claiming that Sunday will be easy, according […]

Schottey: Colts Still Rebuilding, Remember?

I mean, I don't want to call us coddled or anything. Last season, I went into the first seven or eight games thinking "points are a step forward, right?" despite their 5-3 record. Now, after an 11-5 season and Andrew Luck, we have very little to be complaining about – and yet, a lot of […]

Bowen: Hasselbeck Adds Important Veteran Presence to Team

I mean, let's be honest – Indy's backup quarterback plan has been like the house fire extinguisher – there, but only unitized if something's gone terribly wrong. This year's fire extinguisher, Matt Hasselbeck, brings something more to the table – as told by Colts.com's Kevin Bowen. “No one can sleep, it’s late at night, everyone is replaying […]

Davenport: Fleener and Brown Key for Indy

Not that I've been advocating for Brown's play since week three or anything, but other people are finally getting on board as well. A 5.9 yard/carry rushing average certainly helps, as does his 153 yards on 18 targets in the passing game. Meanwhile, Coby Fleener – after floundering in the deep game week after week, […]

Pagano, Like Everyone Else, Wonders Where the Run Game Went

Ahem. It's been a problem for a while, yes. This time, Coach Pagano and Coby Fleener weigh in on why Indy's run game, and Trent Richardson, are faltering as the season progresses. The full story by Mark Sessier, via NFL.com, is here. "Our inability to run the football of late, it hurts your football team," Pagano […]

Reggie Wayne, Indy’s New Wideout Coach (Actually)

It's a bit of good news for Indy's still-struggling wideout core: Reggie Wayne has been promoted to assistant wideout coach in all but title. Well, maybe that too (eventually); the 34-year old WR was instrumental in Sunday's win, feeding Luck info between drives and constantly analyzing Houston's defensive tendencies. Darin Gantt has the story via […]

Why Can’t the Colts Protect Luck? Sources Weigh In

Throughout Sunday's game, specifically in the first half, I was impressed with Andrew Luck, but not in the traditional, "look at that arm!" kind of way. It was his poise; despite the intense pressure Luck faced, he never threw stupid passes, always made sure to protect the ball, and turned the ball over zero times. […]

TMQ: Luck, Colts Might be the AFC Team to Beat

It's been thrown around all season, but in Tuesday Morning Quarterback this week, Gregg Easterbrook goes through every 'top team' in the league – and their 'authentic wins'. Specifically, the following: How do others compare? Undefeated Kansas City and stats-a-palooza Denver each have only one victory over a team with a winning record, in both […]

Luck Returns Home to Face Desperate Texans (See: Keenum)

Good analysis, and a few keys to the game on Sunday that you may not have thought of: to keep it brief, the Sports Network breaks down the game, the history, and predicts the final score for Sunday's game. The Colts have found great success upon reaching the red zone this season and are second-best […]

Mike Wells: OC Pep Takes on Toughest Bye Week Job

You know how defenses win games? Talk to Houston – the league's #1 defense in terms of yards against. Matt Schaub's exploits have dropped them significantly in the ranks of 'Points Against per Game', but as far as that D goes … Anyway, besides losing Wayne, watching his running game fall apart, and seeing Weslye […]

NBC: Colts not Trading for WIdeout Before Deadline

I mean. There's not much more than that, but here's the complete story via NBC. “We decided to stand pat,” Pagano said of his receiving options, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. That puts a lot of pressure on offseason acquisition Darrius Heyward-Bey (or more accurately, on quarterback Andrew Luck), and the Colts are sorting through options […]

Hayes: the Spotlight is Primed for Darrius Heyward-Bey

Forget the injuries, the Raiders, the quarterbacks, and the drops: Darrius Heyward-Bey is playing with the best young quarterback in the league, on a top-5 team in the league (according to every major sports website), and he's just been unceremoniously promoted to their #1 receiving spot. As Reggie Hayes puts it, his time is now. Heyward-Bey's […]

Is Trent Richardson to Blame for Indy’s Rushing Woes?

Fact: Trent Richardson hasn't been good since his trade to Indy. Some Colts fans are ready to give his starting job to Donald Brown. And yet, some – like Ben Muth – feel like Trent isn't the only one to blame. Running backs are always taught to press the LOS on zone plays because it […]

Bowen: Bye Week, Week in Review

You know the stories, the pandemonium, the critics: are the Colts a top-5 NFL team, having upended the 49ers, Seahawks, and Broncos – or are they lucky, with true performances against Oakland, Miami, and San Diego? Can they be trusted against Tennessee? Will they be fighting for a first round bye? Anyway, Kevin Bowen puts […]

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