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Around this time last week, I was involved in a conversation with my colleague Greg Cowan regarding the play of the defense as a whole, with Dwight Freeney in particular worthy of our ire. The lack of production we've seen from Freeney this year was somewhat expected - I always felt Robert Mathis was going to make an easier transition, though I didn't necessarily expect the gulf in play to be as large as it has been to this point.
When I think about why Mathis has had an easier transition, I focus on a few things. Firstly, the physique. Mathis is more lithe and gangly compared to the stout stature of Freeney, and Mathis has greater agility and speed at this point in time. When one examines the traditional moves of the two in question, there can also be little doubt that Mathis' potential is maximised, while Freeney's is not. The great utility of 3-4 schemes in my book is in pass rushing - you can overload areas of the offensive line with your best pass rushers if th...
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Jim RacaltoWhat the Indianapolis Colts and rookie phenom QB Andrew Luck have achieved so far in 2012 can already be deemed a success somewhat. Not many analysts picked the Colts to win five games or even be very competitive, given their shaky personnel on defense, a rookie quarterback, and Head Coach Chuck Pagano being diagnosed with leukemia and being sidelined. Colts players Matt...
Two weeks after having surgery on his right knee to repair a ruptured patellar tendon, Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver Austin Collie had his doctor astonished with how fast he was recovering. Two more weeks later, Collie’s father Scott was on his way to Los Angelesto meet with Austin and the doctor for a follow up appointment. During the six hour drive from the Collie home...
The Colts are in the playoff hunt after three straight wins, and with a favorable schedule the rest of the way, have a decent chance at a one year successful rebuild.
The win comes on the shoulders of the entire team, but some players certainly had better games than others. But which ones had the better games? Which ones fell off the horse? We'll look at three players on offense...
On scenic West 56st St in Indianapolis, the Colts spoke with the media Monday as they prepared for their Thursday night showdown with division rival Jacksonville. Bruce Arians and the players discussed Chuck Pagano, the offensive line, the upcoming matchup and more. Quotes and information are provided courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
The Indianapolis Colts are going to great lengths to support their ailing coach Chuck Pagano.
In a show of support, a group of about a dozen players shaved their heads after Tuesday's practice. Pagano lost his hair while undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Director of player engagement David Thornton had a barber in the locker room following Tuesday's practice and about...
Cory Redding isn’t new to Chuck Pagano, he played for him in Baltimore. So, he knows first hand who Pagano is, and what he means to the Indianapolis Colts. Pagano is under going cancer treatment, but his spirit has shown the fight in him, and now the Colts are showing the same fire. At 5-3, the Colts are the surprise team of 2012, and according to Redding, Pagano is the reason...
Quarterback Andrew Luck has become the latest member of the Indianapolis Colts to shave his head in support of coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatments for leukemia, a team official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Nearly 25 Colts players have shaved their heads, including punter Pat McAfee, defensive lineman Cory Redding, kicker Adam Vinatieri, safety Antoine...
Things have changed quickly over the past week. I have just two new entries into the Playoff Picture for Week 10 and it is due largely to the fact that the Dolphins and Eagles failed to take advantage of the promising situations in front of them. With the Eagles, it was more about the team that failed to take advantage of an opportunity. For the Dolphins, it's about having that...
Coming off of their 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) head to Florida for their first - and likely last - prime time game of the season as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. On paper, the Colts appear set to win their fourth straight game run, their record to 6-3 on the season, and take one giant step towards securing...
ST. LOUIS - There are lessons in a split. Peyton Mannings strong start with the Denver Broncos and Andrew Lucks rise in his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts have proven this: A breakup can produce benefits for all involved sooner than expected.
Week 9 offered further signs that Manning and Luck have evolved in their new roles. Manning, dumped in Indianapolis after 14 seasons...
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It's impossible not to respect Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, his battle with leukemia and his team rallying around him.
Pagano was diagnosed a little over a month ago and has been undergoing a heavy dose of chemotherapy while on leave from his job.
And the good news, Monday his doctors told him the...
Beginning to emerge from the large shadow cast by Robert Griffin III, dynamic quarterback Andrew Luck delivered a record-setting performance while leading the Colts to a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins yesterday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. … Continue reading →
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Six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown is a good day but having 11 targets is an even better day. The Colts are playing with a heavy heart and now that Andrew Luck is figuring out the NFL their offense is starting to pick up. Hilton adds another Colt receiver with fantasy value and no defense is in his way the next few weeks. At Jaguars...
Sep 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano coaching on the sidelines against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jacksonville defeats Indianapolis 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE9/23/2012 2:36:25 PM
Regardless of which NFL you affiliate yourself, a cancer recovery by anyone in the NFL family is a blissful tale.
The Jaguars take on the Indianapolis Colts tonight in a game that seemingly only matters to the Colts. At 5-3, Indianapolis is in the thick of the AFC wildcard race, and they're Jacksonville's most hated team. The Jaguars would need to win out and get plenty of help to make the playoffs. At 1-7, it's just not going to happen. Tonight's game is all about doing damage...