Found September 28, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
It's been three weeks since the season began, and as the Colts take a week off for a much-needed bye week, we look back and review what's happened so far.
Sidebar: I hate early bye weeks.
Bye weeks are generally like a welcomed rest in the middle of the season that allows teams to recover from various midseason injuries. But early bye weeks are like having a holiday falling on your day off.
You can't really complain, but you sure aren't happy about the timing of things. So, actually, you can complain. And do.
When you have a bye week in the first four or five weeks, most of the midseason injuries and nicks haven't begun to show up yet, and the players who may need a week off later in the season don't really need it quite yet.
But, nevertheless, the Colts actually can use the early bye week this season. With starters like Joe Reitz and Pat Angerer scheduled to finally return after the bye week, and Cory Redding, VontaeDavis, and Justin King getting hurt i...
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Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star talks about Andrew Luck's ability to keep his emotions under control and avoid letting them affect him on the next series, even when things go horribly wrong:
Luck jerked off his helmet, slammed it on his thigh and spat a naughty word angrily.
There’s an expression for what happened to the Colts’ prize rookie: he got emotionally highjacked...
Phil Richards of Indystar.com has a great story on Jerrell Freeman's improbable rise to the NFL, including quotes from Freeman and his father, Jimmy, as well as some of Freeman's eye-opening stats:
He can run, he can cover and you can’t bend or buckle his spirit. He is instinctive. He is studious. He is almost always in position: 13 tackles against Chicago, 18 against...
According to Darin Gannt of Pro Football Talk, Reggie Wayne is playing some great football despite his age. He took less money than he could have and had several offers:
“I was close. Very, very close,” Wayne said of leaving. “But just one team, probably two teams, Colts fans wouldn’t have liked.”
It’s thought one of those was New England, but Wayne grinned and said...
Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel talks about Chuck Pagano and the Colts players having some time to reflect and heal as they prepare for a tough opponent in the Packers in Week 5. Like many, he hopes the rookie coach's second half decision making will improve, and he has a nice bit about where Andrew Luck stands after his first three games:
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In case you missed it, Phil B. Wilson of The Indianapolis Star talked this week about the recent roster moves and Reggie Wayne’s impressive start to the season, contrasted with the unimpressive start by the tight ends. He also speculated about Austin Collie's future with the team, and discussed the replacement refs with Jerraud Powers:
Quote machine — Powers, again, on...
Here is yesterdays Afternoon Update audio from the voice of the Colts Bob Lamey of 1070 The Fan, posted by a staff contributor. Lamey's updates are quick and informative, including some audio from Pat Angerer in this one. Be patient, as with most free content, they need to advertise, and there is about a 25 second commercial built in.
Arthur Arkush of Pro Football Weekly takes a look at how the Colts' backups have fared so far:
The results haven’t been much better for OLG Seth Olsen, who consistently has been overpowered as a run blocker and in pass protection while filling in for starter Joe Reitz.
Last week: 20 (-1)
Andrew Luck doesn’t have any help. He played well, but losing at home to Jacksonville is embarrassing. The good news is that they outplayed the Jaguars, despite the loss, and they should be getting healthier defensively soon, after the bye. They also have a very easy schedule and Andrew Luck is also the real deal, which is the most important thing...
Over the first two weeks, both Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson have won this award, but this week it was a no brainer that Luck was the winner. Luck threw for 300 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. Luck has looked very good in his first couple starts and should be getting talked about as the rookie of the year.
Luck completed 22-of-46 passes for 313 yards and two...
Just ask Dwight Freeney. This did not go well at all.
Andrew Luck came very close to his first NFL winning streak on Sunday, but the Colts were outdone in the final minute by a stunning 80-yard touchdown. It was only the 20th time since 1981 that a team took over in the final minute of the game and scored a game-winning touchdown.
Last week we saw Luck make his first game-winning drive, and this time he was trying for his first comeback...
Colts running back Donald Brown has a new endorsement deal. Brown signed an endorsement deal with KOAR Performance, a performance apparel company earlier this week.
"Donald is a very talented player who has emerged as a leader on one of the NFL's storied franchises," said Kevin McCarthy, President of KOAR. "We believe that Donald is a great representative for...