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Fans were excited when Coby Fleener was drafted in April, and they had some reason to be.
Fleener was the most athletically gifted tight end in the draft, and his connection with Andrew Luck was thought to give him a natural edge to start the season.
But so far this season, Fleener has been bad, underwhelming at best.
He’s had a few good moments, giving Luck a target to throw to underneath in the hurry-up offense, but he’s been overshadowed by Dwayne Allen, and looks lost at times.
Most fans won’t remember him from any of the first three games, as he’s largely been invisible. So, what is he doing on those plays when he isn’t noticed? We’ll find that out and more in this week’s film review.
I went through and tracked every snap Coby Fleener participated in for Week 3’s game against the Jaguars. I found a few notable things.
First, while Fleener started out the season as the number one tight end, he’s clearly been surpassed by Dwayne Allen at this point. Not only was Allen in...
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There has been no official word if the head injury suffered by Indianapolis Colts tight end is a concussion. On Thursday the tight end was upgraded to full participation during the teams practice. This would seem to signal that he will be active on Sunday.
Fleener did not catch a pass in Week 3 against Jacksonville. In week 2 he caught two passes for a total of 16 yards.
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The always diligent Paul Kuharsky at ESPN.com outlines the Colts' CHUCKSTRONG campaign to honor Coach Pagano and to raise money and awareness for leukemia research:
Orange is the color identified with the fight against leukemia. Mixing it into the game-day wardrobe is a nice way to acknowledge coach Chuck Pagano, recently diagnosed with leukemia...
The Colts have filled up their practice squad once again after basically playing dosey-do with OLB Mario Addison and. OC A.Q. Shipley. In order to mix things up, the team has brought in defensive lineman Clifton Geathers to take the 8th spot on squad after saying farewell to NT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste.
Let us take a minute to discuss just how it is that Addison still has a locker...
Among the plethora of issues on the 2011 team was a complete lack of turnovers forced by the defense.
In 2011, the Colts forced just 17 turnovers for the season, the third worst in the NFL. 2010 was just a litttle better, with 21 turnovers putting them at 5th worst in the league.
In fact, that lack of playmaking from a defensive end was a big reason why Chuck Pagano and Greg...
The Indianapolis Colts are getting back to work.
Two days after learning that coach Chuck Pagano would be out indefinitely with leukemia, the Colts tried to take a routine business-like approach at Wednesday's practice.
Interim coach Bruce Arians says little will change Sunday against Green Bay. He'll still be calling the offensive plays while defensive coordinator Greg...
The always reliable Paul Kuharsky at ESPN.com delivers again, compiling tweets from beat writers and some of his own commentary about the state of mind of the Colts and interim coach Bruce Ariens:
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#Colts Arians says his team's five-star players must show up Sunday against Packers.
To which I say: This is specifically for Reggie Wayne,...
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In case you missed it, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com has some interesting stuff posted in the AFC South Blog, comparing QBR and passer ratings of all the quarterbacks who have seen action in the division.
A reminder on Total QBR: It’s a quarterback rating that takes into account all of a QB’s significant contributions (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles...
GREEN BAY, Wis. This is not a normal week of practice for the Indianapolis Colts, and interim head coach Bruce Arians isn't trying to pretend that it is.
As the Colts prepare to host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, they are doing so without first-year head coach Chuck Pagano. Earlier this week, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, and he may be hospitalized for up to two months...
The Indianapolis Colts plan to honor coach Chuck Pagano by selling T-shirts, handing out wristbands and promoting a blood drive.
Pagano was diagnosed last week with a form of leukemia and has been undergoing treatment at an Indianapolis hospital.
Beginning Friday, the team's pro shop will sell special edition Chuckstrong T-shirts for $20. Proceeds, team officials say, will...
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Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star put together a video with the audio of Jeff Saturday talking to the local media about his return to Indianapolis. The former Colts center also talks about how his family now has roots in Indianapolis:
"I think Indy is eventually my home...My wife, all three of my kids, are hoosiers"
Colts outside linebacker Dwight Freeney appears ready to return from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury after participating fully in Wednesday's practice.
Freeney, the Colts' all-time leader with 102.5 career sacks, sprained his ankle during Indianapolis' 41-21 season-opening loss at Chicago on Sept. 9 and sat out the following two contests as a result. Indianapolis...
Green Bay Packers (2-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
Obviously, I can’t do this write up without talking about Chuck Pagano. You’ve probably heard the news, but if you haven’t, Pagano, an 11 year NFL assistant who got his first Head Coaching job this offseason as Head Coach of the Colts, was unfortunately diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia earlier this week, a few...
Last week: 20 (-1)
Through four weeks of the NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons (NFC) and Houston Texans (AFC) both look like the teams to beat in their respective conferences. NFL fans have been fortunate enough to see great rookie performances from Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (who?!). The sophomore class has had its share of great...