Found October 26, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star has a great article today on Gary Brackett, who, according to Richards, has seen some interest from other teams, but it still recovering from his surgery.  If you're not familiar with Brackett's story, I would recommend finding some time to learn about him.  He's a fascinating person both on and off the football field. Here's some of Richards' take on the aftermath of all the releases during the offseason for Brackett: Brackett went home to Carmel. He is a lifelong long shot. He was a walk-on who became team captain at Rutgers. He was an undrafted free agent who did it again with the Colts. He did both by doing more. No one studied harder. No one watched more film. Nobody learned to identify and read the patterns and tendencies, and even the mannerisms, better. No one was so consistently around the football.

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Widlic: Colts Look to End the Streak

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Colts hoping to turn things around at Tennessee

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Film Breakdown: Using All-22 to Analyze Luck's Sack-Fumble

Earlier this week, I broke down the film from the Colts' first two sacks against the Browns. I chose to wait on this final sack so as to use the All-22 film to completely breakdown what is happening, as it's occurrence had more weight (or could have) than the other sacks did.  The play itself was an interesting call, after averaging over four yards per carry on the drive...

Enemy Intelligence: Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans: Three Bold Predictions

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Colts Authority NFL Picks Challenge Week 8

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