Found January 18, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
With the dilemma of to draft Luck or to trade the pick settling upon the Colts organization many are speculating what could be had for the pick. Few people realize however, that the Colts have been in this position before. In 1999 the New Orleans Saints traded their entire draft plus a first and third round pick the next year for RB Ricky Williams. This trade occurred with the Redskins one pick after the Colts took Edgerrin James. One would have to assume that the Colts passed up on a similar offer and took an All-Pro running back instead, but what could have been if Indy took the picks instead of the player? Indianapolis, as covered by Kyle in his earlier analysis, desperately needed a running back after trading a disgruntled Marshall Faulk. In a similar scenario, one could plausibly state that the current Colts desperately need a quarterback, but what if they took a pass and went with the quantity of picks while downgrading the quality of player? Let’s go back and take a look....

Colts to interview Titans' Gray

Tony Dungy would be pleased to know that the Colts have received permission to interview Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray: Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans have granted the Colts permission to talk to Gray, Tennessee’s defensive coordinator. This isn’t Gray’s first interview: He recently interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in Tampa Bay, and...

Five Plays in Free Agency - Robert Mathis Edition.

After last week's Free Agency review in which I examined the credentials of Pierre Garcon (as the highest priority Free Agent, in my mind), we move this week onto another player who I deem crucial to potential future success. Along with Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis has been a terror rushing the passer for teams having to face the Colts. As with Garcon, I've tried to display...

What If: Manning had Played 16 Games for the Colts This Season?

This season the Indianapolis Colts lost star quarterback Peyton Manning for the entire campaign, and the team won only two games, and ended up firing head coach Jim Caldwell. This article, however, imagines what would have happened if Manning did not miss the season with a neck injury, and had played in all 16 games for the Colts. Regular Season First, instead of finishing with...

Indianapolis Colts Making Major Changes

Just two weeks after Jim Irsay fired Bill & Chris Polian, the announcement was made today that they have also relieved head coach Jim Caldwell from his duties. Not sure if many saw this as a surprise since the Colts are coming off of a 2-14 season. Many expected there to be a lot of changes for this organization going into the 2012 season. A lot of the Colts demise happened...

Colts fire head coach Jim Caldwell

The Colts have announced they have released head coach Jim Caldwell.

Indianapolis looks to future after firing Caldwell

Jim Irsay has big plans for the Colts' future. He just hasn't worked through the details yet.

Super Bowl losers curse

Mike Lopresti writes at USA Today that the Colts are perhaps the latest in a long line of Super Bowl losers to face tough times: My theory is it all began with the 1990-93 Buffalo Bills. Getting to four consecutive Super Bowls was remarkable, but losing all four turned them into a punch line. Apparently, the football gods didn't like the jokes, so they decided it would henceforth...

Colts head coach search leads to Titans, Saints

The Indianapolis Colts' search for a new head coach will include a pair of veteran coordinators. The team has sought permission to interview Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray and New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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