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It was a perfect storm of bad that ushered out Bill Polian, Jim Caldwell, and of course, Peyton Manning in addition to many others of the "old era." Manning's neck injury combined with Joseph Addai's injury plus a little bad luck ultimately brought the Colts to 2-14 finish and the worst record in the NFL, earning them the number one overall draft pick and the right to draft Andrew Luck.
Former Colts GM Bill Polian tells Sports Illustrated's Peter King, however, that if the new NFL trade deadline, which begins this season, had been in place, there's a very good chance that the Colts recent history, and probably the destiny of the franchise, would have been forever altered.
NFL owners voted this off season to move the trade deadline back two weeks, from the end of week six to the end of week eight. According to Polian, had that option been available last season, the Colts would have pulled the trigger on a trade that would have brought Kyle Orton to Indiana...
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Peter King spoke with Bill Polian regarding the new trade deadline. Polian thinks if they had two more weeks the Colts would have made a different decision at QB in 2011:
"I think the deadline being moved last year would have made a difference for us,'' said Bill Polian, the Colts president until owner Jim Irsay fired him in January. "We would have rekindled our...
Mike Florio notes that the Colts are ramping up efforts to close the gap on season ticket sales:
Don Muret of SportsBusiness Journalexplains that the Colts have hired a local firm to help sell tickets after a seven-percent drop in season-ticket renewals. Currently, the team has 3,000 season tickets to sell, prompting the organization for the first time in a decade to hire interns...
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With the owners meeting in Atlanta over and a few changes to the league, most notably the trade deadline, fans and front office executives alike are thrilled. Former Colts team president Bill Polian believes that the rule may have changed fortune in Indy last season and may have saved his job.
“I think the deadline being moved last year would have...
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson continues to place a great deal of emphasis on getting new faces on the team for the 2012 offensive line. New to the mix is former first round pick George Foster (2003 - Denver). To make room for the acquisition, Indy parted ways with fullback Ryan Mahaffey.
Foster has journeyed around the NFL, spending time with Denver, Detroit, Cleveland, and...
Let’s face it, coming into the NFL is a dream come true for many players. Working hard through high school and college to find themselves receiving a call from an NFL team and meeting the commissioner face to face is a big deal and one that would never be forgotten.
After the hoopla of combines, interviews and draft night what is left? The preparing and planning to prove...
The Colts moved from Baltimore in the middle of the night on March 28th, 1984 to their current home in Indianapolis. They are a storied and historic franchise that came in to the current league in 1953, winning NFL championships in 1958, 1959, and 1968.
They have won two Super Bowl Championships (1970 and 2006). They have had many great draft picks since their birth, all of which...
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These are the Colts that we’re used to seeing anymore.
These aren’t the same Colts that you could pencil in year after year to win the AFC South. Obviously Colts fans realize that with the statistic that 3,000 season tickets have yet to be sold for the upcoming 2012 season. Even with Andrew Luck at the helm, this Colts team is 2-3 years away from...
With the news that roughly 3,000 season tickets remain for the upcoming 2012 Indianapolis Colts campaign many in the national media have stated that blackouts are a risk. This is a terrible exaggeration as the risk of a blackout is pretty limited.
To avoid a blackout not all 63,000 seats in Lucas Oil Stadium must be filled. The NFL only requires all non-club, non-suite and non-obstructed...
Former Michigan All-American defensive back Marlin Jackson was in Ann Arbor recently for the Griese, Hutchinson, Woodson Champion for Children’s Hearts Weekend. GoBlueWolverine caught up with former first round draft choice and discussed his thoughts on Brad Hoke, Greg Mattison, the Saints bounty scandal, his current playing status and more.***Video interview included***
Paul Kuharsky doesn't hate guys who play fullback, just the message it sends when you put a fullback on the field:
I am anti-fullback and pro tight end. You might be throwing when a tight end or two is on the field. You’re probably running if a fullback is out there. It’s too narrow a role.
I agree. So does Nate:
A few months ago, it looked like the Colts were going to...
The Colts are in the Post-Peyton Manning era, and they are already feeling the effects of it; season ticket sales have dropped and they were forced to find ways to get rid of 3000 tickets.
The Colts are having some trouble finding some butts in the seats. The Colts are about 3000 season tickets short.