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Just two years ago the Indianapolis Colts were 14-0, making a run at a perfect season and on their way to Super Bowl XLIV. Now, days away from the 2012 NFL draft, they are rebuilding, or as new coach Chuck Pagano says, “building the monster.” The question many Colts fans are still pondering: Was such a massive rebuilding process really necessary? The answer—Yes. Even though...

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1998 Peyton Manning vs. 2012 Andrew Luck, Part 1

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Draft Needs: Indianapolis Colts

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Let the rebuilding begin: Colts finally get their guy

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Justin’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft

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2012-2013 NFL Schedule: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Funny

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Indianapolis Colts full of Luck

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Colts pick Houstonian Andrew Luck at No. 1

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