Found May 17, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
It's been awhile.
I'd like to apologize to our readers for my lack of writing over the last two weeks, where school and work have kept me swamped. Fortunately, from here on out, I'll be able to provide consistent content all summer, with a focus on statistical and video analysis.
In preparation for the summer, I'd like to let you know the type of studies I'll be looking at over the summer, and ask you guys (and gals) for suggestions and requests.
First, I'll be doing some major statistical gathering, and plan on revamping the Colts Authority statistics page. The new page will include complete basic statistics for the 2009-2012 seasons, as well as tracking of advanced statistics such as DVOA, EPA, WPA, etc. from year to year (and week to week where possible). By gathering the team statistics in one place, we hope to make it easier for you, the reader and (presumably) Colts fan, to have accurate statistical information available to you.
Second, I'll ...
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Paul Kuharsky takes a hard look at the AFC South in an effort to rank the defenses. No shocker here--the Colts are in the basement:
4. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts might have the worst defense in the NFL this season. Their run defense was abysmal last season. Indianapolis has nowhere to go but up in this department and additions such as Cory Redding, Brandon McKinney and Josh...
1. How well will Andrew Luck and the new offense fair in year one of the post-Peyton era?
To be perfectly honest, the answer to this question will most likely be “not well.” Gone are Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and Jeff Saturday, 3 huge components of Peyton Manning’s success the past decade, not to mention Manning himself. Also out is wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
The Indianapolis Colts have cut tight end Brody Eldridge and brought in another quarterback.
Eldridge played two seasons in Indy after the Colts took him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. In 27 games, he caught 14 passes for 84 yards but was primarily a blocker.
Indy took two tight ends in April -- Stanford's Coby Fleener in the second round and Clemson's Dwayne Allen...
The Colts players who are still around can't wait to see their new quarterback throw a few passes.
For right now, they're out of Luck.
With NFL rules barring Andrew Luck from attending any more Colts mini-camps until he completes his final two classes at Stanford, the Colts went about their regular mini-camp work Wednesday without two rookie quarterbacks. The last pick...
The Indianapolis Colts have signed four of their 10 draft picks, including the last pick of the draft, Chandler Harnish.
The team did not provide details of the contracts when it announced the signings.
Along with Harnish, the Colts signed running back Vick Ballard, a fifth-round pick; receiver LaVon Brazill, a sixth-round pick; and two seventh-rounders, Harnish and defensive end...
QB Andrew Luck (Indianapolis)
Like Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck should be a solid QB1 with upside as a rookie. I expect him to have better passing numbers than either Newton or Griffin, but he won’t match either of their rushing numbers, which is why Griffin has the advantage over Luck in fantasy, at least for this year.
Projection: 4000 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 14...
David Legree joined the Colts' cast of young quarterbacks, with Indianapolis signing the undrafted rookie out of Hampton University. He joins draft picks Andrew Luck (No. 1 overall) and Chandler Harnish (seventh round), along with veteran Drew Stanton on the Colts' roster. Legree originally attended Syracuse before transferring to Hampton after the 2008 season, and threw...
The Indianapolis Colts have signed seventh-round offensive guard Justin Anderson. Anderson started 26 of 40 collegiate games at the University of Georgia, including all 14 contests last season. He earned some all-freshman mention four years ago. The Colts have signed six draft picks, including Anderson, running back Vick Ballard, nose guard Josh Chapman, wide receiver LaVon Brazill...
The Colts are out of Luck at this week's mini-camp. With new quarterback Andrew Luck still finishing two college classes, team officials are doing what they can to make sure the No. 1 overall draft pick doesn't fall behind in his football studies before returning to Indy on June 8. Veterans can't wait to get a peek at Luck. ''I came in to do some maintenance stuff...
The Indianapolis Colts began chipping away at their 10-player draft class by signing four players. Under contract are running back Vick Ballard, a fifth-round pick, wide receiver LaVon Brazill (sixth round), linebacker Tim Fugger (seventh) and quarterback Chandler Harnish (seventh). Still unsigned: quarterback Andrew Luck (round one), tight ends Coby Fleener (round two) and Dwayne...
The Indianapolis Colts claimed offensive guard Zane Taylor off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and waived offensive guard Matt Murphy on Friday. Taylor was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2011. He also spent time in camp with the New York Jets, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Eagles practice squads that year. Taylor was a three-time...
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark visited the New England Patriots on Tuesday.
Clark recently visited the Kansas City Chiefs as well. Some people question whether or not he can still play after fighting through multiple injuries over the past few seasons.
If Clark signs with the Patriots, he’d certainly...
According to ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots hosted formerIndianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark for a workout at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Clark is currently looking for a new team as it’s clear that the Colts have moved on without, just like Peyton Manning, as they drafted tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen just a few weeks ago.
The Indianapolis Colts claimed offensive guard Zane Taylor off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and waived offensive guard Matt Murphy. Taylor was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets on July 28, 2011. Taylor was then signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on Sept. 28, 2011. He was released and then signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice...
Perhaps the greatest game of Dallas Clark's career came against the New England Patriots in the 2006 AFC Championship. Bill Belichick is aware of what Clark can do on the field -- or at least what Clark used to do. Belichick apparently wanted to find out how Clark is looking these days. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi confirmed Friday a Boston Globe report that Clark visited...