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With T.Y. Hilton slowed with injuries, who can pick up the pace for the Indianapolis Colts?

  I have never had anything good to write about Griff Whalen. You would think he is the modern day offensive equivalent to Sean Astin’s title character in the movie “Rudy,” as I recently wrote about a possible replacement for any snaps that become available with the injury to T.Y. Hilton. “Griff Whalen? The ‘hustling kid coaches like’ who had 1 catch over the entire...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Waive Griff Whalen, Call up Zurlon Tipton

Yes, the Colts have shown receiver/returner Griff Whalen the door. Whalen was actually 8th in the league in kick return average at 25.2 yards (19th in punt return average at 7.2 yards), although average starting position after a return wasn’t something I could find quickly (feel free to send a link in the comments or on Twitter). They filled the empty roster spot with running back...
Via The Colts Authority
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Colts' Griff Whalen

Everybody loves an underdog.Griff Whalen is your typical NFL underdog. He was undrafted in 2012, and struggled to make an impact early on in his career after suffering a broken foot. Whalen was cut after LaVon Brazill returned from his suspension in 2013, but made his way onto the practice squad, the natural home for the NFL underdog.He flip flopped from the practice squad and the...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Indianapolis Colts WR Griff Whalen Gets Harsh Reminder Why Returning Punts Sucks

When you are not the No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver you have to do whatever it takes to make sure the team thinks you are valuable enough to keep around. If that means you have to return kicks--you return kicks and/or punts. With just 24 receptions to his name last season Colts WR Griff Whalen is one of those guys.@gifdsports/TwitterIf that means you have to get smacked like he did...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: biggest winners in training camp

Finally, it’s football season. This will be the last Sunday without football till Super Sunday in February. So how about we look at who the winners are so far in training camp? Griff Whalen is someone who has a leg up since training camp started, though it is due to a mix of unfortunate events and his own play. LaVon Brazill has been cut by the Indianapolis Colts after making...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dregs of the Roster: Da’Rick Rogers Film Review

With LaVon Brazill suspended for the season, the competition for the fifth spot on the Colts’ wide receiver depth chart will likely come down to Da’Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen, unless an undrafted rookie breaks out or they decide to keep six. (Quick aside: I always liked Brazill’s potential, but this is more disappointing than devastating. He was facing an uphill battle to...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook: Ballard, Nicks, & Whalen Working Through Different Challenges

Follow @MarcusDugan Ballard Feels Ready But Will Play It Safe Vick Ballard looked very good in his one game last season, with 63 yards on 13 carries (4.8 ypc), but just four days later, he found himself being helped off the practice field with a torn ACL. Eight and a half months later, Ballard is doing well, but he’s still limited to individual work in practice.  “I can’t...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Dregs of the Roster: Griff Whalen Film Review

By Ben Gundy In addition to having a name that sounds like a grunge rocking super hero from a bad/awesome 90s movie, Griff Whalen turned himself into a reasonably good receiver last year. After bouncing between the Colts’ practice squad and active roster for the first half of the season, Whalen, a former undrafted rookie who spent all of 2012 on injured reserve, worked his way...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: getting hot at the right time

What a confidence booster for the Indianapolis Colts and their fan base. Sure the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t really beaten anybody of note this season, but they’re a good team that has won on a consistent basis this season. Griff Whalen had a fantastic outing today with 7 catches for 80 yards. (Photo credit: And the Colts pulled out a convincing victory against them...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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