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With the kind of widespread team change that has occurred in Indianapolis following the 2011 NFL season, fans are presented with the dawning of a new era and reason to track the team's progress as it moves into the future with a clean slate. A new general manager, coaching staff, scouting staff, franchise quarterback, and major player turnover all make what Colts fans knew from 1998 to 2010 -- 2011 being the albatross -- no longer relevant.
In order to assess the state of the franchise in the summer, before games have been played in a new offensive scheme, defensive scheme, special teams arrangement, and with a lot of players new to Indianapolis, I will do my best to analyze the 2011 team roster at each position and compare it with those who will fill the roster -- or who may fill the roster -- in 2012. Readers are invited to chime in with their opinions, provide their own insights, and help educate the Colts Authority staff and community with any knowledge or insight about spe...
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Few former players are as beloved in Indianapolis in the way that Edgerrin James is loved. His efforts, attitude and lasting impact on the city have made him a fan favorite and a man that fellow players admired. In September he will join other Colts greats in the Ring of Honor:
Owner Jim Irsay said on Colts.com that James â€śembodies the talent and competitive nature we seek inâ€...
Over the weekend, Ryan Grigson added to his list of players he's snagged from his previous contacts, this time trading with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire CB D.J. Johnson. In return, the Colts gave up a former fan favorite DT Ollie Ogbu.Â
Ogbu spent his time in Indianapolis on the practice squad, which is where Johnson spent his time last season in Philadelphia. Johnson...
Today we tackle the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and superfans. Like most of you, we are itching for football season to start. In the midst of the dog days of summer, many get sick of baseball and start turning their attention to football. Donâ€™t blame you a bit. To help quench your thirst, BC is going on a 32 team, 32 day, 32 gallery tour of NFL cheerleaders & superfans...
Now that the Indianapolis Colts have made the decision to look towards the future and have drafted Andrew Luck, how will this affect the future of Reggie Wayne?With the abilities and talent that Luck seems to possess, will that translate into success for Wayne? Luck seems to be as solid a rookie starting quarterback that has come along in quite a while. So with that said, how will...
Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis and Reggie Wayne feel young again.
The few, proud remaining Indianapolis holdovers are getting acclimated to dozens of new teammates, a brand new coaching staff, revised playbooks and redefined roles. It's like they're rookies all over again.
While the trio recognizes this marks the start of a major transition in Indy to the Andrew Luck Era...
Colts' career rushing leader Edgerrin James will join the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 23.
James was one of the catalysts in Indianapolis' remarkable turnaround in the late 1990s and helped make Indy a perennial Super Bowl contender. In 2001, James injured his knee in October and missed the rest of the season. It was the only time from 1999 through 2010 the Colts missed...
Bruce Wayne ain't the only one fighting crime T...
Before Peyton signed with the Broncos, the rumors were flying around that Wayne would land where ever Peyton decided to go. Didnâ€™t happen. Wayne stays home and tries to help the Colts franchise regain itâ€™s swagger. Luck will need Reggieâ€™s help with his precision route running and great hands.Â Wayneâ€™s still only...
**Leading up to the start of training camp, Everything-Colts will be giving you breakdowns and ratings on each position group, making you more knowledgeable about the entire Colts team.**
Today's entry is about the linebackers.
The transition to the 3-4 is not an easy one, but this group is filled with young stars and solid vets.
The position that has changed the most...
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Donald Brown has the inside track to start at RB for the Colts, as the coaches sang his praises in OTAs. The Colts offense could surprise with Luck at QB, so Brown could have pretty decent value if he wins the job this preseason.
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Nate Dunlevy tackles the problematic nature of understanding why there are still 1,800 season tickets available. In attempting to document the numerous challenges the team faces to selling tickets to fans who are clearly still dismayed by the way the team has approached them during this offseason's transition Nate notes one critical underlying theme:
Furthermore, the Colts have...
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the...
Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. Weâ€™re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter...
The interesting thing about training camp competitions is that they are very fluid. A player can get hurt, and thus give an opportunity for another player to nail down a job. Sometimes players are given opportunities, but donâ€™t take advantage of those opportunities. It often means teams have to look outside their 90-man roster to address these concerns.
Injuries are impossible...