Found October 02, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
Among the plethora of issues on the 2011 team was a complete lack of turnovers forced by the defense.  In 2011, the Colts forced just 17 turnovers for the season, the third worst in the NFL. 2010 was just a litttle better, with 21 turnovers putting them at 5th worst in the league.  In fact, that lack of playmaking from a defensive end was a big reason why Chuck Pagano and Greg Manusky, directors of aggressive, unpredictable defenses, were hired. The new 3-4 defense may give up more big plays than the tired, old Tampa-2, but it would offset that by producing turnovers and big plays. At least, that was the idea. So far, that hasn't worked out.  The Colts have forced just two turnovers in three games, and are on pace for just 11 turnovers, which would tie the all-time NFL low set by the Baltimore Colts in 1982.  This isn't an issue that is new for either Chuck Pagano or Greg Manusky.  Despite being touted as 3-4 coaches who coach defenses known for making big plays, a ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Colts Sign OC A.Q. Shipley, Waive OLB Mario Addison and Swap Defenders on Practice Squad

After an emotional morning at the Colts complex with the news regarding Coach Pagano’s illness, a few business matters were attended to in order to prepare for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. The Colts have elevated center A.Q. Shipley from the practice squad by signing him back onto the active roster. In order to open a spot for Shipley, the Colts have waived outside linebacker...

Specifics of Pagano's diagnosis

Colts Authority Daily Links 10/01/12 The Indianapolis Star and Phil B Wilson have some more info on the specifics of Coach Chuck Pagano's diagnosis, now that the Colts' press conference is wrapping up: The Star first reported the illness and that Pagano would likely miss several games while being treated for acute promyelocytic leukemia. According to the American Cancer...

Chuck Pagano is diagnosed with leukemia

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen stated Pagano’s case treatable. However, he is expected to be hospitalized for four to six weeks while dealing with the disease. Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star offered an explanation of Pagano’s diagnosis:  The illness is acute...

Colts keep focus on football as Pagano recovers

The Indianapolis Colts are getting back to work. Two days after learning that coach Chuck Pagano would be out indefinitely with leukemia, the Colts tried to take a routine business-like approach at Wednesday's practice. Interim coach Bruce Arians says little will change Sunday against Green Bay. He'll still be calling the offensive plays while defensive coordinator Greg...

Phil B: Life isn't always fair, but Pagano's chances look good

Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star spoke to his brother, Dr. Dave B. Wilson, about the prognosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia, the type that Chuck Pagano is now fighting: Dave B.’s initial take on APL is there’s about a 90 percent recovery rate, which means remission and all the reason for the Colts to be optimistic their coach will one day return. Phil B. captures...

Kuharsky Compares AFC South Quarterbacks

Colts Authority Daily Links In case you missed it, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com has some interesting stuff posted in the AFC South Blog, comparing QBR and passer ratings of all the quarterbacks who have seen action in the division.  A reminder on Total QBR: It’s a quarterback rating that takes into account all of a QB’s significant contributions (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles...

Jeff Saturday on His Return to Indy

Colts Authority Daily Links Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star put together a video with the audio of Jeff Saturday talking to the local media about his return to Indianapolis.  The former Colts center also talks about how his family now has roots in Indianapolis: "I think Indy is eventually my home...My wife, all three of my kids, are hoosiers"

Rosenthal reports on Pagano's diagnosis, says Colts' press conference coming at 10:30

Colts Authority Daily Links 10/01/12 Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com also reports on Chuck Pagano, who has a treatable form of leukemia and says the Colts will hold a press conference at 10:30. He says Pagano intends to be back: "Will be back REAL soon," Pagano wrote to Breer via email. The Breer he is referring to is, of course, Albert Breer of the NFL Network.   You...

Colts owner doesn’t expect Chuck Pagano to coach again this season

During todays press conference to announce that Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with Leukemia, owner Jim Irsay indicated that he’s likely done coaching for this season. “It is unlikely he will be all in as a head coach this season,” said Irsay. Right now it makes the most sense to let Pagano take the rest of the season off to get healthy again.

Bowen: Early thoughts on Rodgers and the Packers

Colts Authority Daily Links 10/01/12 Kevin Bowen of Colts.com has a brief but good write-up in which he talked to Drew Stanton, Antoine Bethea, and Robert Mathis about...Aaron Rodgers and the Packers: The best thing you can do is try and put pressure on him,” Stanton said. “As we’ve seen in the past, if you put pressure on him, it’s more difficult to try and do things...

Mortensen says Pagano has treatable form of leukemia

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the serious illness Chuck Pagano has is a treatable form of leukemia: The sources said Pagano waited until the Colts' bye week last week to be checked out after experiencing extreme fatigue and bruising, starting in training camp. Pagano, as we've learned during his time so far in Indy, is a heck of a guy and a masterful motivator...

Indianapolis Colts: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#21)

Last week: 20 (-1) Record: 1-2 On bye.

Why We Love Coach Pagano

Chuck Pagano I was waiting to write this until the Colts overcame some big obstacle, passed a milestone, or had a momentous victory.  But with Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s cancer diagnosis, October first seemed a better day than any.  Especially since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a cause now fully embraced by the NFL.  Cancer is a disease that has touched everyone...
NFL Forum Discussions
Can't wait SPLASH MESSAGE! 2 days!
4 replies, 1 day ago
1st win 2013!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you kinmosa and watamote!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Rodgers out 3-6 weeks?
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you Vikes!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you 5 years!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Home Sweet Home!
2 replies, 1 day ago
NFL on NHK next week
2 replies, 1 day ago
Pro Bowl draft
2 replies, 1 day ago
We are NFC EAST Champion!!!!!!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.