Found October 17, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
New York Jets
After an uplifting victory against the Packers in Week 5, the Colts travelled to Metlife Stadium in order to take on the Jets, a mediocre football team with some severe injury issues. The outlook from all and sundry was positive - we had started making plays on defense, which combined with the outstanding player we have at the QB position led to knee-jerk reactions with regards to a potential playoff appearance. The performance on Sunday was however horrific, and worse than that, I thought it was soft.
The Chuck Pagano era began on a proclamation of "stop the run and run the football" - and while that may seem fairly backdated in a passing league, I took some small amount of solace from the statement in that we wouldn't have to watch continual five yard carries gut the centre of our defense. While the personnel on D clearly lacked talent and experience, I thought that we could to an extent scheme around our deficiencies with regards to the run, with the defensive back...
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Well, it's a bit of a slow day so far for finding good, current stories on the Colts. Nonetheless, here's what I have so far:
Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star says Allen and Fleener have been bright spots in the Colts' gloom. The two haven't been super productive, but remember that they're rookie tight ends. For rookies at that position, they'...
Bad news: Jerrell Freeman wasn't practicing on Wednesday, according to a report by Phil Richards. Still, Richards's article does provide some good news: Vontae Davis went the full practice, and Angerer and Reitz look possible for Sunday after limited practice today.
"Everyone else," Arians said, "is questionable, day to day."
That includes cornerback Vontae...
This Sunday Colts fans got their long-awaited look at Vick Ballard who started in place of the injured Donald Brown. Fans have routinely panned Donald Brown and Joe Addai before him for their lack of productivity. Ballard's approach is very powerful in contrast to the slashing style favored by both Brown and Addai. Naturally fans assumed this would lead to a better run game between...
Yep, this one is just what it sounds like. ESPN's Paul Kuharsky wonders if Dwight Freeney's ankle issues will persist all year. There is also some of the same speculation that's followed Freeney around since the offseason:
However it comes out, it’s hard to envision the Colts and Freeney coming to terms on a contract beyond this one.
Wherever Freeney ends up next...
No quarterback has come into the NFL with greater expectations than Andrew Luck. Colts Authority writer Todd Smith is so sure of his successful NFL future that he has set in motion a plan to follow every single snap of the Colts rookie signal caller, providing the most in-depth statistical breakdown of a quarterback's career ever put together.
It is the attention he is receiving...
The Indianapolis Colts needed to cut someone so they could sign tight end Weslye Saunders. Chandler Harnish was the victim. Harnish was drafted by the Colts with the final pick of the 2012 draft.The final pick of the draft gets dubbed the name Mr. Irrelevant and Harnish would certainly be considered that when you factor in the Colts also made the first pick of the draft, Andrew Luck...
Michael Marot of the Associated Press talks about the Colts' need to fix some of their more glaring problems on defense:
But the most glaring problem so far, has been the leaky run defense that has been exposed by the Jaguars and Jets and is likely to be exploited by Cleveland (1-5) again this week, if the Colts can't revise the script.
"We missed a lot of tackles...
There was never a question about whose team this was, but you still need a little Luck.
With Reggie Wayne off to one of the hottest starts of his career, it’s Andrew Luck who is the top benefactor of the Wayne experience. The rookie QB out of Stanford has enjoyed three 300+ yard games this season, which is only five games young, due to the consistency of Reggie. Coming into the...
The Indianapolis Colts waived rookie quarterback Chandler Harnish and linebacker Jerry Brown, while signing former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders. Tight end Dominique Jones was released from the practice squad. Harnish was the final pick of the draft in April, known as "Mr. Irrelevant," and has been inactive for the Colts' first five games this season...
It's been an up and down month for the Colts, but it's a good time to look back on ... well, players not really holding their own. Kyle Rapoza's article isn't about pointing fingers due to a loss, but rather, about players who should have been better this year but haven't been. The last game may have exposed their weaknesses, but (for the most part), I agree with...
The Browns are one of the league's worst teams through six weeks, but they're trending up with an upset win over Cincinnati last week.
But, with an utter lack of talent on the roster, the future success of the Browns lies in their run game and highly touted rookie running back Trent Richardson and the Cleveland running game. The rookie hasn't been particularly effective...
Most Colts fans haven't been paying too much attention to Trent Richardson; I have, because he's the only real star on either of my fantasy teams. Point is, this guy's good. Most running backs on terrible teams are pushed too far, not able to tap into their potential at all; Richardson leads the Browns in rushing and receptions. Heck, one good game at QB and he could...
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The Headline: Luck comes crashing back to earth as the Jets defense steps up
What to do when your team looks like it is in total disarray and the season is teetering on the edge of a cliff about to completely collapse? What about when your starting quarterback and his backup both are struggling to look like competent players on a pop warner...