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The Colts Authority:
The Indianapolis Colts closed out the first half of their 2012 season with a 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. The win moved their record to a remarkable 5-3 and gave them the inside track for an AFC Wild Card. With half the season in the books it's time for the Colts to receive their midterm report card. I'll be handing out grades for each unit, each individual starter, as well as providing the reasoning behind each grade.
So have a seat, class is in session. Read, react, and tell me which Colts players you think are making the grade and which need to be sent to detention.
The Front Office:
General Manager Ryan Grigson (A-) - If you had to get rid of the (in my opinion) greatest QB of all time and one of the (in my opinion) best GMs in NFL history, you couldn't ask for much more after the first 9 weeks of the reboot. 5-3 and a legitimate threat to make the playoffs is impressive enough, but don't forget: the Colts are a Cecil Shorts, III 80-yard TD from being ...
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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...
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...
As if the AFC game of the week couldn't get more confusing, it looks like Donald Brown, now listed as questionable, is probably not going to play against Miami due to swelling in his knee. Robert Mathis has been confirmed, however; good new for the Colts. I'm not overly concerned about Brown; we need him next week, and Ballard's done a good job filling in for him (along...
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.
Andrew Luck is his own harshest critic.
One day after breaking Cam Newton's single-game record for yards passing, the rookie quarterback gave himself a midterm grade of C - even though this has been no average season.
Luck has already won five games, two more than Peyton Manning did in his first NFL season. He's on pace to shatter the NFL single season rookie records for...
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The Colts won 23-20. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Few outside the locker rooms of the Colts and Dolphins expected this to be a game between potential playoff contenders. At 4-3, each team coming off short...
It looked like the Indianapolis Colts would have several key
starters today against the Miami Dolphins, as linebackers Pat Angerer, Dwight
Freeney and Robert Mathis and running back Donald Brown were all listed as
probable entering the weekend. However, Brown has been downgraded to questionable
and he could miss today’s pivotal matchup due to a knee injury, reports ESPN.
INDIANAPOLIS - It looks like Andrew Luck needed only half a season to establish himself as a worthy successor to Peyton Manning. Luck completed 30 of 48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 433 yards set an NFL rookie record. Cam Newton had set the record with 432 yards last season. "...
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...
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is currently battling leukemia. He is of course on indefinite leave from the team to take care of his health and deal with something so much larger than NFL football. He took a break from his chemotherapy to address his team postgame.
They just beat the Miami Dolphins. #Chuckstrong!
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Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill put on a memorable show for Chuck Pagano on Sunday.
The rookie quarterbacks traded jab for jab, hook for hook and TD pass for TD pass. When the duel finally ended, it was Luck who had the records - and another win for his ailing coach.
Luck threw for 433 yards and two TD passes, breaking Cam Newton's single-game passing record (422 yards) for...
UPDATE: Several sources are now reporting that Donald Brown will sit this week.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins
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 →
When you are drafted with the first overall pick in the NFL draft there is going to be hype surrounding you. Andrew Luck is living up to that hype and exceeding it. On Sunday afternoon he showed just how good he is.Luck completed 30-48 passes for a rookie record 433 yards and two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts came from behind to defeat the Miami Dolphins. Luck out performed...