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Peaks and valleys seems to be the theme this year with the Colts, with an impressive first half showing on Sunday completely rendered obsolete in an awful loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The loss came as a result of some incredibly poor football, whether on offense or defense. The only unit I can assuage of any guilt would be the special teams coverage and return units, who did well to stymie the Jacksonville return game, normally a thorn in the side.
In any case, my objective this season is to keep an eye on the defense. The progress of Luck will be charted by others more inclined, which means I can sit back and curse to my heart's content watching the 'talent' on D. What I saw on Sunday was a familiar sight and yet one that I didn't expect to see as much this year, what with Coach Pagano's stated intent to run the football and stop the run. Maurice Jones-Drew was able to run through tacklers and open gaps at will, making up for the scarcely believabl...
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Jim Caldwell was not my favorite NFL coach.
That's putting it mildly.
Let's just say I pretty much despised the way he coached on the sidelines each week.
Nevertheless, Jim Caldwell's teams had one thing that Chuck Pagano could take a page from: penalties.
The Colts have already had issues this season with penalties, and this week's loss to Minnesota...
In 2011, Hilton got off to a hot start, putting up a school record 283 all-purpose yards in FIU’s rout of North Texas. A week later, Hilton was instrumental in FIU’s 24-17 upset of Louisville, with 74 and 83 yard catches for touchdowns. He finished that game with 7 receptions for 201 yards, breaking his school and personal single game receiving records. Because of the huge year...
Andrew Luck came very close to his first NFL winning streak on Sunday, but the Colts were outdone in the final minute by a stunning 80-yard touchdown. It was only the 20th time since 1981 that a team took over in the final minute of the game and scored a game-winning touchdown.
Last week we saw Luck make his first game-winning drive, and this time he was trying for his first comeback...
Give me a break, Jim Irsay. For the love of the football gods, just give me a freaking break. The Indianapolis Colts owner, who is one of the league's most outspoken head men, took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon as news started to percolate the NFL owners were nearing the end of the lockout with the game officials. No deal is done yet, but apparently, after replacement officials...
The Indianapolis Colts signed cornerback Dariuis Butler on Tuesday to bolster their depleted secondary. To clear roster space for Butler, the Colts released offensive lineman Trai Essex, who saw action in the team’s past two games. Defensive backs Vontae Davis (ankle) and Justin King (groin) are slowed by injuries, but with a bye this week, the Colts hope to have the two back...
Last week: 20 (-1)
Andrew Luck doesn’t have any help. He played well, but losing at home to Jacksonville is embarrassing. The good news is that they outplayed the Jaguars, despite the loss, and they should be getting healthier defensively soon, after the bye. They also have a very easy schedule and Andrew Luck is also the real deal, which is the most important thing...
Colts coach Chuck Pagano is working on his speech for Tuesday's practice.
After being left nearly speechless following Sunday's bizarre loss, he returned to the team complex Monday with a new message for players: Learn from your mistakes and leave the Jacksonville game in the past.
''You point out like we are doing, `Here's what we did well, but this is what...
Colts running back Donald Brown has a new endorsement deal. Brown signed an endorsement deal with KOAR Performance, a performance apparel company earlier this week.
"Donald is a very talented player who has emerged as a leader on one of the NFL's storied franchises," said Kevin McCarthy, President of KOAR. "We believe that Donald is a great representative for...
Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a much publicized holdout in the off-season. Everyone hyped it up and explained how he would have a ‘down’ year. Jones-Drew came into Week 1 with a performance that shows holding out of training camp really doesn’t matter anymore.
Jones-Drew was demoted as the starter in Jacksonville against the Minnesota Vikings in...
In his press conference on Monday, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said that Blackmon is starting to press a bit and is feeling frustrated with the slow start to his career. Through three games, Blackmon has only caught four passes for 31 yards.
“He has to stay patient,” Mularkey said. “I told him yesterday, ‘Stay patient. The ball is coming.’ We’ll...
Jacksonville Jaguars 22, Indianapolis Colts 17Blaine Gabbert (166 total yards, 1 TD) was being positively Blaine Gabbert-esque on Sunday, on his way to less than 80 yards passing before one 80 yard bomb more than doubled his output for the day. Seriously, is there a worse QB in the game for the forward pass than Gabbert? From now on, if you pass for less than the length of...