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Get to Know an Offensive Lineman: Colts Anthony Castonzo, a Barbarian with a refined side

Busy with dirty work in the trenches, offensive linemen don't get the glory enjoyed by "skilled" players. In fact, if their number gets called at all, that usually means they've screwed up. They don't get drafted to fantasy teams, and the casual NFL fan can probably name no more than a few big men up front. We here at The Buzzer want to give NFL offensive linemen...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five big reasons the Indianapolis Colts could stumble during their season opener

The Indianapolis Colts will head into Mile High Sunday night to try and make it two straight seasons of knocking off Peyton Manning and the Broncos. I told you yesterday the five key things that need to happen for the Colts to pull off the upset.  But what if that doesn’t happen? Here are the five reasons the Colts could let this game get away from them. The offensive line continues...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: Indianapolis Colts need to fix one issue

The Indianapolis Colts are headed to Denver this weekend to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Just last season, the Colts upset the undefeated Broncos at home 39-33. The Colts sacked Manning four times that night, and forced him to throw an interception, all keys to rattling one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game. This time however, the Colts will have to do so without...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 3

It wasn’t a pretty game, but Andrew Luck’s struggles in Saturday’s loss to the Saints masked some promising signs for the Colts. The offensive line had its best percentages of the preseason almost across the board, including in run blocking, gap blocking, lead blocking and pass blocking (see here for an explanation of some of the terminology I use here). And the running backs...
Via The Colts Authority
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 2

The Colts’ offense appears to be on the cusp of breaking through. Five first-team drives in two preseason games have generated 13 points, a middling figure, but three of the four drives that started in the Colts’ half have reached their opponents’ territory (one began in the Giants’ half after a turnover). Aside from that running back who makes everyone grumpy, the biggest...
Via The Colts Authority
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts-Giants Post Game Recap

The Indianapolis Colts were dominant from the beginning. The offense looked composed, in sync and on the ball. They went pass-heavy very early on, and they moved the ball very efficiently. With Reggie Wayne and TY Hilton out, Hakeem Nicks was the No. 1 guy, and he stepped up and delivered a blow to his old team, hauling in 5 catches. Luck was perfect as well, extending plays with...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts-Giants Recap

 Although the starters and backups of the Indianapolis Colts demolished the New York Giants, the 3rd and 4th stringers let them down and allowed a monumental Giants comeback. The Colts were dominant from the beginning. The offense looked composed, in sync and on the ball. They went pass heavy very early on and they moved the ball very efficiently. With Reggie Wayne and TY Hilton...
Via Everything Colts
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the highest rated Colts players in Madden 15

One of the biggest gaming franchises is set to release later this month, Madden 15. The popular NFL game is always a fan favorite, as it gives people a chance to control their favorite teams. Last week EA Sports revealed four players for the Colts, and the results might shock you. As for the team, EA gave the Colts an 83 overall rating. Tied for fifth with the San Diego Chargers...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 1

Welcome back to my favorite part of football blogging: charting blocks! After spending the offseason wandering through the dregs of the Colts’ roster, I’m diving back into offensive line play. If you’re reading this, you’re probably my favorite kind of football nerd, meaning I don’t need to explain to you how important blocking is. And anyway, I prefer to show rather than...
Via The Colts Authority
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Positional Preview: Offensive Line

Current Depth Chart:StartersLT – Anthony CastonzoLG – Donald ThomasC – Khaled HolmesRG – Jack MewhortRT – Gosder CherilusBackups (Not in Order)OT – Jack Breckner, Ulrick John, Xavier NixonOG – Lance Louis, Joe Reitz, Hugh Thornton, Josh WalkerC – Jonotthan Harrison, FN LutzAnthony Castonzo & Gosder CherilusBoth of these players are locked in at left (Castonzo...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Positional Preview: Offensive Line

 The Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line has been weak and inconsistent over the last few years, but with some solid pieces in place and some new faces, the future could be bright. Current Depth Chart:StartersLT – Anthony Castonzo LG – Donald ThomasC – Khaled Holmes RG – Jack Mewhort RT – Gosder Cherilus  Backups (Not in Order)OT – Jack Breckner, Ulrick John, Xavier...
Via Everything Colts
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No position is more uncertain for the Colts than the offensive line

We have no gone over all the skill positions on the Colts offense for training camp, we will no move onto the most important for success in 2014. the hog mollies. Only two positions are set in stone for the Colts on the offensive line. Both tackles Anthony Castonzo (LT), and Gosder Cherilus(RT), both played over 99 percent of the offensive snaps last season.Both are neither elite...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 69 Hugh Thornton

The offensive line has always been a question mark for the Indianapolis Colts, and this year is no different. Keeping Andrew Luck upright will once again be a priority as offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton vows to field a “score-first offense” in 2014.On the bright side, both Anthony Castonzo and Gosder Cherilus have solidified the exterior spots as left and right tackle, respectively...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 74 Anthony Castonzo

If the uneducated football fan were to ask what the most important position is in football, the answer would be the quarterback every single time—and rightfully so.An educated football fan, however, would argue that it’s the offensive lineman as he’s the one protecting the quarterback from opposing defenses. Without offensive linemen, quarterbacks would be dead meat.Andrew...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Indianapolis Colts

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Cleveland Browns draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/06/17/analyzing-the-2011-draft-cleveland-browns/ Next up is the AFC South, and I will start at the top with the Indianapolis Colts. Heading into the 2011 Draft, the...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts draft rated as the worst in the NFL

The offseason is all but over – not in terms of duration, unfortunately, but based on the moves teams are going to make in order to improve their roster. They’ve made cuts. They’ve signed free agents. And now, they’ve drafted their class of 2014. Other than a few minor tweaks and cutting down rosters, each NFL franchise has what it is going to have heading into the upcoming...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Castonzo: A lot more productive than you think

The Colts picked up the fifth year option on left tackle Anthony Castonzo. The media has criticized the Colts for this stating he has not lived up to his hype of being a first round draft pick in 2011. Yet, Castonzo has improved every year in this career, and while he may not be an elite tackle yet, the potential is there. He gave up only four sacks last year in over 1,000 passing...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Time Capsule: One player remaining for the Colts draftees

The 2011 draft for Indianapolis brought a group of young players to the disaster of a team that was left after the Peyton Manning Era ended. Bill Polian and comapny had no idea that Manning had already played his last game as a Colt, and spent the draft building around him. Polian would make his last picks in 2011, and only one still remains a Colt. 1st round, 22nd overall – Anthony...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Importance of Anthony Castonzo Moving Forward

For the last several seasons, the Colts have had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. It has been riddled with injuries and marred by inconsistencies. They have just not found a way to clog up the hole in their offensive line.Here’s one consistency: Anthony Castonzo has been a rock at left tackle ever since coming into the league in 2011. He is far from perfect, and can...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Importance of Anthony Castonzo Moving Forward

 The Indianapolis Colts recently picked up offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo’s 5th year option, and keeping him long-term is the best solution going forward. For the last several seasons, the Colts have had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. It has been riddled with injuries and marred by inconsistencies. They have just not found a way to clog up the hole in their offensive...
Via Everything Colts
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts exercise fifth-year option on Anthony Castonzo

The Colts exercised the fifth-year option on left tackle Anthony Castonzo, league sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. Castonzo was selected with the 22nd overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Colts, drafted to protect Peyton Manning's blindside. Thanks to Manning's four neck surgeries, a lost 2011 season and the divorce that followed, he never got a chance to. Instead...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Colts Exercise OT Anthony Castonzo’s Fifth-Year Option

  Will Brinson of CBS Sports reports that the Colts have exercised LT Anthony Castonzo‘s fifth-year option. The 2015 option will run the Colts $7.438 million, but this salary is only guaranteed for injury, so they could focus on a long-term extension in the time being.  The Colts had major offensive line issues when they drafted Castonzo a few years ago, and while he struggled...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts reportedly picked up Anthony Costonzo’s option

According to Mike Chappells of the Indianapolis Star,  the Colts have picked up the fifth-year option of offensive lineman Anthony Costonzo’s contract. According to @AlbertBreer, 5th-yr option for #colts OT Anthony Castonzo is $7.438 mill. Expect team to exercise option by May 3 deadline. — Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) April 18, 2014 Costonzo is now under contract through 2015...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Expected To Pick Up OT Anthony Castonzo’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star expects the Colts to pick up OT Anthony Castonzo‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline.  The 2015 option would run the Colts $7.438 million, but this salary is only guaranteed for injury, so they could focus on a long-term extension in the time being.  The Colts had major offensive line issues when they drafted Castonzo a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts move up in offseason midpoint edition

Not all of the moves have been made, but most of them are in the books. Players have come and gone, as teams tinker with their rosters, looking to fill holes and upgrade in key positions. Some have tried to make a big splash, while others have been more conservative. Some have simply tried to retain their own players, while others have gone about overhauling a big chunk of their...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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