Found August 15, 2013 on
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Robert Griffin III
New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Regression! Regression! I’m sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain. I hated the 2012 Colts. Not because of Andrew Luck (sorely overrated, but we’ll get to that), Chuck Pagano (great story, but a liability in Week 17 and in the playoffs) or their horribly ill-conceived 3-4 defense considering their roster full of Cover-2 players.
No, what bothered me about the Colts was that they were so ridiculously lucky. I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s fun here; this is statistical fact. Get ready, you’re about to get hit by a tidal wave of numbers.
Ever heard of the concept of Pythagorean wins? The idea is based on the idea that a 40-point win should count for more than a one-point win. It measures how well a team is actually playing using their point differential. The Colts won 11 real games last year, but they only had 7.2 Pythagorean wins. That’s a ridiculous difference, one we almost never see.
The Colts played at the level of a seven-win team and managed to win 11 games. If y...
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QB Matt Hasselbeck, WR Darrius Heyward-bey, OT Gosder Cherilus, G Donald Thomas, DE/DT Ricky Jean-Francois, NT Aubrayo Franklin, DE/OLB Erik Walden, ILB Kelvin Sheppard, CB Greg Toler, S LaRon Landry, DE/OLB Bjoern Werner (draft), G Hugh Thornton (draft), C Khaled Holmes (draft)
QB Drew Stanton, WR Donnie Avery, WR Austin Collie, OT Winston...
Ahmad Bradshaw’s latest step on his return from foot surgery to the Indianapolis Colts’ backfield came with a nudge from the outside.
The veteran running back is on the active roster after spending the first two weeks of training camp on the physically unable to perform list. While the Colts might have activated Bradshaw this week the NFL made certain the transfer happened sooner...
Injuries are forcing the Indianapolis Colts to improvise their tight-end friendly game plan.
On Wednesday, new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton noted that with only two healthy tight ends on the roster - rookie Justice Cunningham and Dominique Jones - the Colts are trying different things. Offensive tackle Bradley Sowell has already worked a little bit at tight end, and other...
Indianapolis Colts tight end, Coby Fleener is back at practice and is expected to play this Sunday against the New York Giants, according to Kevin Bowen. Fleener suffered a concussion after the Colt’s preseason opener against the Bills in which he caught two balls for 37 yards.
Chuck Pagano said he expects Coby Fleener to play on Sunday. Fleener will practice this afternoon...
The Indianapolis Colts activated running back Ahmad Bradshaw
from the active/physically unable to perform list on Monday. Yesterday, it was
reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that the NFL forced Indianapolis to make
the transaction, as Bradshaw took handoffs during an Aug. 4 practice.
The NFL determined that Bradshaw’s participation in practice
was a violation of PUP rules...
The first step has technically started -- running back Ahmad Bradshaw being put on the active roster. The next step -- having Bradshaw and Vick Ballard share reps in the backfield -- is likely still days away.
But the vision is there.
Two running backs with contrasting styles complimenting quarterback Andrew Luck’s ability to sling the ball down the field.
One has home run...
There has been talk around the NFL that Indianapolis Colts
tight end Coby Fleener is a candidate to take a big step forward this season.
However, the second-year pro’s step could be hampered by a concussion that
sidelined him at practice yesterday, according to Pro Football Talk.
At this point, Fleener is going through the NFL’s concussion
protocol. He’ll have to pass before...
Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) says he "definitely" feels 100 percent, according to IndyStar.com, but coach Chuck Pagano said the team will bring him along slowly.Fantasy Spin:The NFL forced the Colts to activated Bradshaw from the active/PUP list Monday after it found out he briefly participated in a walk-through on Aug. 4. Bradshaw has dealt with foot issues...
The 2013 NFL regular season is right around the corner. With that being said, it's time to launch our team previews. FOXSports.com contributor Taylor Jones will answer important questions for every franchise.
2012 Record: 11-5. Eliminated in wild-card round by Baltimore
What must the team accomplish to consider the season a success?
This is an interesting...
My 2013 fantasy football breakout star coming out of the AFC South is Indianapolis Colts' wide receiver, T.Y. Hilton. Other nominees considered were Texans' rookie wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, and the Titans' Kendall Wright.
Some fantasy football owners could be critical of the pick because you could make the argument that Hilton broke out last season. The speedy...
Ahmad Bradshaw won’t be playing Sunday at MetLife Stadium but just standing on the opposite sideline from the Giants is going to be a jolt.
Bradshaw made that clear yesterday in a conference call with New York-area reporters describing his visit with his new team the Colts for a preseason matchup with his old team this weekend as “strange” and “different.”
Editor at Colts Authority and Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report
His team picked eleventh
RB Trent Richardson
WR Dez Bryant
RB DeMarco Murray
WR Victor Cruz
RB Ryan Mathews
WR Steve Smith
QB Andrew Luck
WR DeAndre Hopkins
TE Jermichael Finley
QB Ben Roethlisberger
K Garrett Hartley
With a very...
Colts tight end Coby Fleener (head) returned to the practice field on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Fleener's head injury must not have been a concussion for him to get back on the field this quickley. With Dwayne Allen's health questionable, Fleener could get off to a good start if he can avoid anymore injuries.
The Indianapolis Colts went from from a base 4-3 to a 3-4 on their way to improving by nine wins. Going from 2-14 to 11-5 was nothing short of incredible, even with pieces that didn’t quite fit. They called their D a “hybrid” of the 3-4 and 4-3 because they weren’t quite all there yet. And now only players who fit a 3-4 will stay in Indy.
Even Dwight Freeney, as successful...