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The Colts' top two draft picks aren't in attendance for this week's OTAs while quarterback Andrew Luck and tight end Coby Fleener take their final exams at Stanford, but coach Chuck Pagano said he's extremely pleased with where the team is at. Owner Jim Irsay tweeted on Tuesday that a deal with Luck is "getting close," and the expectation is a contract could be done in time for when Luck returns for the Colts' minicamp next week. "It will be great for, obviously, Andrew as far as getting in here, getting in the locker room, getting back with the offense, getting the timing down with the receivers and all of those kinds of things," Pagano said. "It will be super to have him back." Meanwhile, Pagano is focused on the players he does have on hand this week. Running back Donald Brown is working with the first-team offense, with Darren Evans also getting in significant work while Delone Carter recovers from offseason thumb surgery. ...
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Austin Collie recently had dinner with Andrew Luck and noticed the rookie quarterback is getting twitchy:
Luck's last final exam is Thursday, then he can attend the Colts' June 12-14 mandatory minicamp. He has been trying to stay sharp at Stanford with private workouts, but Colts wide receiver Austin Collie said it has been a challenging time for his new teammate.
Andrew Luck's long, anxious wait to start practicing with the Colts is almost over.
After the Colts wrap up mini-camp and Luck finishes his final college classes Thursday, the No. 1 overall draft pick will finally start throwing passes to his new teammates when the Colts reconvene for a mandatory mini-camp next week.
Those who have spoken to Luck say he can't wait.
INDIANAPOLIS -- While rookie quarterback Andrew Luck isn't due back to participate in his first full-team mini-camp practice until next week, the Indianapolis Colts wrapped up organized team activity practices with a workout Thursday at the team's West 56th Street headquarters. Luck finishes up his architectural design classes at Stanford this week and is scheduled to...
ESPN gave Colts tight end Coby Fleener the once-over in its series on ten players they've deemed "rising stars." Fleener clearly knows things are about to change:
What’s the biggest difference between being a college football star and a pro football player? The biggest transition is going to be the idea that it’s one, a job, and two, it’s my only responsibility.
As the Indianapolis Colts prepare for the 2012 season, there are some serious questions surrounding the Indianapolis backfield and their ability to mount a successful running game. The inability to run the ball in 2012 could hinder rookie QB Andrew Luck’s development in 2012. Last season, then rookie QB Cam Newton benefited from a solid rushing attack from the Carolina Panthers...
Paul Kuharsky says that Chuck Pagano will lean on Donald Brown. How will Brown perform in an offense that needs him badly? He needs to show his upside according to Kuharsky:
Donald Brown had chances under the previous Colts’ regime to earn a bigger role, but he landed himself in the doghouse. It’s too early to say the first-round pick from the team’s 2009 draft is not a good...
With a new coaching staff in Indianapolis, combined with a complete roster rebuild, it’s hard to project future statistics when it comes to the Colts. Through his three seasons in Indianapolis, Austin Collie has an average of 57+ catches for 613 yards and 5+ Touchdowns. Although his catch and yard totals didn’t change much [...]
The Indianapolis Colts have made another attempt to shore up their secondary by signing free agent cornerback Justin King.
King was the Rams' fourth-round draft pick in 2008 and played the past four seasons in St. Louis. He started 19 games and recorded 131 tackles with the Rams.
His best season came in 2011. King finished with a career-high 63 tackles and recorded the first...
There are at least two things that were more enjoyable to watch in 2006 than today: the Colts and Arrested Development. Nate Dunlevy combines two of my favorite pasttimes in one article.
Yet, he left off one quote I think sums up the situation:
Barry Zuckerkorn: Are all the guys in here... you know? [referencing gay inmates]George Sr.: Oh, no, no. No, not all of them.Barry Zuckerkorn...
Having veteran quarterbacks compete with each other and rookies for their place as a starter seems to be the new trend this offseason, (think Arizona’s and Miami’s competitions for starting QB) and now the Indianapolis Colts have decided to set the next trend by holding a running back battle in training camp. Donald Brown, the former Colts first round draft pick...
While it certainly comes as no surprise that NFL talking heads and mainstream media sources would ask a lot of questions about the short-term future of the Indianapolis Colts offense, many of the questions that are being raised seem like the wrong ones. ESPN's Paul Kuharsky raised questions about the offensive line and the NFL's Gregg Rosenthal expressed concerns about the...
The worst scenario for many Colts fans is that Peyton Manning AND Robert Griffin III are rock stars for the next five years while Andrew Luck bombs. I don't see it happening, but Nate Dunlevy runs down the doomsday scenarios just in case:
There are basically three believable ways that Andrew Luck can fail. Obviously, he could wig out a la Jeff George or Ryan Leaf, but not even...
Over the last few weeks, much has been made over the Colts' (irrelevant) "issues" to sell their season tickets. Because of the slight drop in season ticket renewals, Indianapolis natives and fans have been berated for being fickle, fair-weather, and flaky (among others).
I find this all to be an extreme exaggeration, for reasons that I laid out earlier this year...
Andrew Luck — No brainer. If any team knows the value of their franchise quarterback, it’s the Indianapolis Colts. Luck is the Colts’ foundation for rebuilding a contingent team. Losing him, at this point in the rebuilding process, would turn the entire team upside down.
Dwight Freeney – Freeney is one of the few veterans that will return to the Colts’...
With the Denver Broncos apparently having the day off yesterday, the Indianapolis Star finally devoted some time to the Indianapolis Colts' roster. Their focus was on the one roster position still of major concern heading into 2012: cornerback.
As Mike Chappell pointed out, the numbers don't lie with regard to the Colts pitiful performance against the pass last season...