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As Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star points out, 15 out of 16 regular season games that the Indianapolis Colts will play this year will start at 1 p.m. The only prime-time appearance the Colts have is a Thursday, November 8th game at Jacksonville.
Coming off a 2-14 season in which they secured the first overall draft pick by having the worst record in the NFL, it would seem the Colts have been deemed “not ready for prime-time.”
The Colts will have a rookie quarterback, almost certainly Andrew Luck, as their starter during the 2012 season. With all of the hype surrounding Luck as we get closer to the 2012 NFL draft, it is perhaps a mild surprise that the NFL wouldn’t want to showcase him a little more this year.
The Indianapolis Colts will debut their 2012 season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears.
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For the first time since 2003, season tickets for Colts home games are available for purchase. Team owner Jim Irsay is pleading for patience from the fans as a "new era" begins.
Nate Dunlevy quotes my all-time favorite NFL stat passer rating differential as he breaks down what went wrong for the Colts last year. Passer rating differential essentially compares offensive passing to defense against the pass. It's the best predictor of championships we have--a point the Colts woefully proved in 2011:
The Colts were a cataclysm at quarterback, ranking 30th...
One of the most notable and drastic changes that will be implemented in the great Regime Transition of 2012 is the defensive shift. Not only with the defense likely become much more of a focus under new head coach Chuck Pagano, but the scheme and philosophies of the defense will be drastically different.
Under Bill Polian and Tony Dungy (and his predecessor, Jim Caldwell), the...
This is what 2-14 earns you: Andrew Luck and lots of 1 PM kickoffs. The Colts were given a single prime time appearance next year, the league minimum:
The 2012 regular season begins Sept. 9 against the Bears in Chicago. The Colts' schedule, which the NFL announced tonight, has just one prime-time game and 15 games with 1 p.m. kickoffs. After being featured in at least four prime...
Yeah...about that last place schedule. Well, the good news is that the Colts aren't playing a first place schedule. The bad news is the AFC South is lining up against the NFC North along with a host of favorites like the Patriots. In all they are playing what appears to be the 14th toughest schedule in the league which happens to be far tougher than the Titans and Texans. Wow...
Paul Kuharsky breaks down the upcoming schedule for the new era Colts:
The games outside the AFC South that appear most challenging at this stage are spread out, which should be a good thing. After opening at the Bears, they host the Packers on Oct. 7, travel to New England for a Nov. 18 game and visit Detroit Dec. 2. They get to prepare for Jay Cutler in the preseason, Aaron...
Andrew Luck has been informed by the Indianapolis Colts that they will select him #1 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. The not-so-shocking development was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter is also reporting that Robert Griffin III will be the #2 overall selection by the Washington Redskins. Now, we can all move [...]
We are officially one week away from the 2012 NFL Draft and one week away from the complexity of the 2012 Season changing with every pick. We know how the top two picks will play out but we don’t know how the rest of the draft will play out. Expect over the next week or
The Indianapolis Colts say they have made their final decision on the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson on Wednesday said the team has done "all our due diligence" for the top pick, expected to be Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
"We've known for a little while," Grigson said. "Unless there's an unforeseen...
Colts eliminate the draft's top-end suspense by choosing Luck.
Welcome to the NFL Andrew Luck! Your initiation will be a brisk one, as you and your Indianapolis Colts teammates will face a couple of the league’s most elite pass rushers right off the bat. In week one Mr. Luck and his Colts teammates travel to Chicago to face the Bears and fearsome DE Julius Peppers. The next week the opponent is the Minnesota Vikings and the manliest man in...