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It is expected that a team with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft will enjoy a minor improvement record wise the next season. It is unheard of for a team that won just 2 games the year before to proceed to win 11 the next season. That is just a testament to how good Andrew Luck is and how influential a group of players playing for a common purpose, like putting a smile on their head coach, who was in the middle of battling leukemia, can be. Either way, the Indianapolis Colts are back atop the AFC tier system after their one-year hiatus. What do they have to do during their offseason to stay there? Let’s figure it out.
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The Indianapolis Colts had a highly successful 2012 season, to be sure. The team, led by a rookie quarterback and filled with inexperienced and cast-off players, won 11 games and made the playoffs one year removed from a 2-14 season.
However, like any team, there is room for improvement. And, in the NFL, improvement comes in the form of roster moves/changes. This two-part post...
Indianapolis Colts fans are fortunate, if early indications are a true preview of future returns.
No matter which way you slice it, Andrew Luck’s rookie season outpaces that of the then-record setting rookie season by former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. And as I have stated all along, this has been with a smaller pool of talent than what Manning had his first go-around (mainly...
With the announcement that Dwight Freeney won't be re-signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the veteran defensive end will be heading into free agency for the first time. With just 12 tackles and five sacks last season, Freeney may have a difficult time finding work with agreeable pay.
For Freeney, playing in a 4-3 defense is essential. He didn't fit in the Colts' new...
According to Peter King of SI.com, the NFL has been “buzzing” since the Colts told defensive end Dwight Freeney they won’t be re-signing him this offseason.
I think the Dwight Freeney release had the league buzzing over the weekend. One GM who was very interested already in former Giant pass rusher Osi Umenyiora told me Freeney would leapfrog Umenyiora on his free-agent board...
Despite suffering multiple concussions over the course of his short NFL career, wide receiver Austin Collie doesn’t plan on retiring after being released this past week by the Colts.
“I’m playing,’’ said Collie, per the Indy Star. “Right now, it would take a doctor to tell me, ‘You can’t play anymore.’
“I feel like this is a gift that I’ve been given, and personally...
With franchise-sack leader Dwight Freeney on his way out of Indianapolis, the Colts move a step closer to a complete rebuild from their Super Bowl teams. Scott Kacsmar examines the era-changing process.
Dwight Freeney had a disappointing season in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts. Freeney had just 5 sacks and 12 tackles in 14 games last season but was hampered by an ankle injury that lingered during the season. He also didn't seem to be a good fit with the 3-4 defense that the Colts made the switch to in 2012. Even with a poor 2012, Freeney has averaged eight sacks per season...
The release of Dwight Freeney by the Colts had the league buzzing over the weekend, Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports. One GM who was very interested already in former Giant pass rusher Osi Umenyiora told me Freeney would leapfrog Umenyiora on his free-agent board.
Assuming he wants to play for a Super Bowl contender, Freeney, who turns 33 tomorrow, would be smartest to...
Austin Collie has suffered four concussions, is trying to come back from a ruptured patellar tendon, and won't be re-signed by the Colts, who drafted him in 2009 but the 27-year-old slot receiver insists his career isn't over.
I'm playing, he told the Indianapolis Star. Right now, it would take a doctor to tell me, You can't play anymore.'
“With the Colts making the expected decision to not re-sign defensive end Dwight Freeney, I...
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com writes that DE Dwight Freeney could be an option for the Atlanta Falcons.
Yasinskas adds that Freeney isn’t a “long-term answer,” but he could provide some much needed help opposite of John Abraham next season.
The Colts informed Freeney that they have no intentions of bringing him back next season, so he will be free to sign with a new team as of...
New York Jets fans, Dwight Freeney was recently cut by the Indianapolis Colts after 11 seasons and 107.5 sacks. He is the edge pass-rusher the Jets have never had in the Rex Ryan era! When looking at Freeney, think Michael Strahan, more on that thought in a moment. The Jets have tried and missed on previous edge rushers in the way of Calvin Pace, who in essentially the same number...
Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith was preparing for life under the franchise tag while "rooting strongly against it," according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.Apparently, Smith has nothing to worry about in that regard. The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported Monday that the Dolphins "will NOT use their tag on Sean Smith. Period."That's the...
As part of its quest to visually document every square inch of the planet, Google recently released its map of the interior of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This gives people the chance to poke through various parts of the stadium without braving the overpowering smell of sausage gravy mixed with sadness that Colts fans give off.
“This is the first imagery of inside an NFL...