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One of the most exciting prospects of new Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano is the defensive changes he will make in Indianapolis. Much of the fan base is tired of watching a bend but don't break defensive philosophy that allows opponents to dominate time of possession and keep the ball out of Peyton Manning's hands. The rumble grew louder every year to find a way to stop the bleeding with the Colts run defense and to fix a secondary that began to decline rapidly due to injuries and player departures.
Now that Pagano has arrived, comparisons are made between Colts personnel and those found on the defenses in Baltimore and San Diego -- when Pagano led those respective units. Superstars like NT Haloti Ngata and Jamal Williams, linebackers Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, and Shawne Merriman, and safeties like Ed Reed and Dawan Landry all come to mind. Indianapolis does not have those household names on the roster and the contracts players like those require suggest that there is no way ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Over the last week, Colts Authority has broken down the Indianapolis Colts as a team in transition. The old names and faces that helped the team have an uprecedented level of regular season success and kept the team in the hunt for Super Bowl contention each year have moved on. New faces, particularly in the front office, are putting a new spin on the Colts that no one in the fan...
In transitioning to a 3-4 defense, the Colts face multiple problems involving their personnel. One of the biggest transitions will be the roles of quarterback terrorizers Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney. We know they will be moved to outside linebacker, but beyond that, this is unknown territory for the two. They've been hand-on-the-ground DE's for their entire career, with...
Aside from threatening to buy me a Jerry Hughes jersey, Nate Dunlevy knows that the former first round defensive end is no laughing matter:
Hughes has been so bad that the only thing keeping him on the Colts' roster is that it's cheaper cap-wise to keep him than cut him. That will only save Hughes for so long, however. He has to produce, or the team will be forced to release...
NUMBA ONE STUNNA
It's seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Colts will take Andrew Luck with the first overall pick. Jim Irsay continues to hint that will be the case.
2012 COLTS 7 ROUND MOCK DRAFT By Rob Voigt I recently participated in a full 7 round interactive mock. The results you can see at http://frogsfootballfantasy.com/mockdraft/interactivemockdraft.html . You can also vote for how the GMs performed. You could not trade during the draft, or any future years picks. Most teams were looking to trade down [...]Thanks for reading. Indianapolis...
The city of Indianapolis did a great job with hosting Super Bowl XLVI this past season and Colts owner Jim Irsay has indicated that he’s ready to put in another bid for a future one as well.
We will most likely make another bid 4 the SupBowl in Indy at latter part of the decade..it was one of the best host/city performances ever
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 10, 2012
Jim Irsay essentially said the Colts are taking Andrew Luck with the first pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Paul Kuharsky and Trent Dilfer agree that despite high expectations we all need to temper our hopes:
I think that final plea is an important one, and one we’ll probably need to circle back to over and over. Even if Luck is more prepared than Troy Aikman and Peyton Manning were...
Even though Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and his staff will likely decide to take Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, he indicated on Twitter that he believes that Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M is a “hidden gem.”
Tannehill is a hidden gem in this draft,a quiet secret who was always sneaking up to #3..you want him,you better...
Finding holes in the Colts roster is like finding holes in socks when you're late for work. Paul Kuharsky points us to Bill Williamson's criticism of the current roster:
This is the worst pre-draft NFL roster that I can remember. The Colts will select their quarterback and new face of the franchise first overall, so they do not need to address the quarterback position...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is visiting with the Indianapolis Colts today and will spend some time with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.
The Colts are still expected to draft Luck first overall, but the Redskins will bring him in for a visit just in case he lands in their lap with the second overall pick.
Join Laura Calaway, Rohan Bhasin, and Greg Cowan as they discuss the latest news and notes from the Indianapolis Colts 2012 off-season. Topics tonight will include: Freeney used like Suggs?, Luck visits the Colts - And the Redskins, the Cheerleader of the Week, and more!
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The Vikings might still be able to trade down for extra picks if QB Ryan Tannehill is worth the move, as some in league circles are speculating. Jim Irsay and Bill Polian both advanced that notion, but what would it take?
Nate Dunlevy has his eyes on options early in the second round. He too thinks receivers or tackles are in the mix:
There is a cluster of relatively similar wideouts that all fit between picks 20-45 in this draft.
Everyone from Stephen Hill, Rueben Randle, Alshon Jeffery and even Mohamed Sanu (a massive reach) have been mentioned for the Colts.
Basically, if you run a mock draft...