Indianapolis Colts adding versatility along the offensive line; solid start

When the Indianapolis Colts signed Todd Herremans yesterday, they added a man who can play any position up front, something the Colts will need as they had 11 different starting lineups in 2014. Herremans signed a one year deal worth $3.5 million, and will likely compete for right guard of center, if he is unable to get there, he will  be the backup at both spots. He will likely...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts need to target a big ugly in the first round of the draft

The Indianapolis Colts could go in a few directions with their first pick in the upcoming NFL draft at 29. The need for inside linebacker is immediate as D’Qwell Jackson is likely facing some sort of suspension, and Jerrell Freeman is a free agent. Safety remains an open issue as the Colts released LaRon Landry yesterday, but the real need is offensive line. The Colts need to protect...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Way too early: First round mock draft for the Indianapolis Colts

For a team that just made the AFC Championship in their third year of a rebuild the Indianapolis Colts still have some holes to fill on both sides of the ball. After a dubbing to the hands of the Patriots the Colts are almost in the same spot as they were a year earlier after they were dominated in the trenches yet again. But this time the Colts have shown promise. The left side...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five moves for the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason

The season is over. No more what-ifs, no more “well, there is always next week”, and especially no more “If they could have just done this right”. The fact is the Indianapolis Colts were just four quarters, 48 minutes, 2,880 seconds away from getting to the Super Bowl. In the three years of the “rebuild” with Andrew Luck under center, the Colts have gone one round further...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Consistency and Improvement of Anthony Castonzo

Since 2010, only one Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman has started three consecutive seasons in a row. That player is Anthony Castonzo. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), only one Colts offensive lineman has graded out positively in each of the last three seasons (and positively overall). That player is Anthony Castonzo.Castonzo has been the rock of the offensive...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: AFC Championship Game vs. Patriots

You and I both know what happened in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. The Colts lost. Badly. Again. And the Patriots were using deflated footballs. Instead of belaboring the same old points about the offense’s ineptitude, the coaches’ ineptitude, the defense’s ineptitude and Roger Goodell’s ineptitude, I’m going to do what I do best: focus all of my attention on an...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Divisional Round vs. Broncos

Writer’s note: Due to ongoing server issues at Colts Academy, I’m over here again this week, and I’ll probably stay here the rest of the season – however long that may be. Please see the toggles in my last Colts Academy post for definitions of terminology and disclaimers regarding subjectivity. The narrative would have been so easy: the Colts’ offensive line caused the...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts hoping non-shifting offensive line provides stability

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Anthony Castonzo has watched the faces come and go along Indianapolis' offensive line all season. He sees no reason to doubt the replacements now. With three of the team's projected starters on injured reserve, Castonzo is convinced this changing cast can come up with a good enough performance Sunday to send the Colts to the AFC Championship game. ''Obviously,...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Wild Card vs. Bengals

Writer’s note: The Colts Academy server, which has performed admirably under the weight of craploads of graphic demands, is finally rebelling, so I’m back over here for this week’s post. Many of the images and GIFs below are linked from that server, so please be patient with loading. I apologize for anything that doesn’t work. If you’re unclear on any terminology or want...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This Twitter hottie loves her Colts

#Colts — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 2, 2015 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This Twitter hottie loves her Colts Regular season awards for the Indianapolis Colts Twitter Tuesday: Anthony Castonzo wants to get “the precious”
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Anthony Castonzo wants to get “the precious”

Gollum is not evolved this time, but the Indianapolis Colts will go after their version of “one ring to rule them all”. Peter Jackson is not the director of these playoffs, but if one man could determine the Colts future of this post season more than Andrew Luck it is the man that is protecting him: Anthony Castonzo. Castzono has played 1,190 snaps this season, tops in the NFL...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This Twitter bombshell loves the Indianapolis Colts

It is a little old, but who cares. This Colts fan loves her team. Can you tame this spirited #Colts fan? #FootballHotties4U — Football Hotties 4U (@HottieFootball) August 20, 2014 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This Twitter hottie loves her Colts Regular season awards for the Indianapolis Colts Twitter Tuesday: Anthony Castonzo wants...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Colts named to Pro Bowl, but should it have been six?

First off, congratulations to Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, Vontae Davis, Pat McAfee, and Adam Vinatieri on being selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl. All well deserved, especially after many thought Vontae Davis would get the snub in likes of more popular names at cornerback. Even D’Qwell Jackson and Mike Adams were also named as alternates, but there is one Colt who might have been snubbed...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Game balls and paper bag awards for the Indianapolis Colts

There might not be much to celebrate after the Indianapolis Colts were embarrassed by the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry Land. By the time the Colts had run their 10th offensive play in the first half, they were down 28-0.  In all, the Colts looked far from the playoff bound team that had just won their division the week before. So without any more waiting, here are the game ball winners...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 14 vs. Browns

Writer’s note: Due to server issues/media upload problems, this week’s piece had to be posted on Colts Authority, rather than sister site and film review depot Colts Academy. This post won’t include the usual graphics and won’t be quite as image- and GIF-heavy as the Colts Academy posts (though I still worked in a fair number). If you’d like to see definitions of any terminology...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss


The Colts faced their most hated rival at the Luke trying to avenge last year’s playoff loss. Sadly, the game was just as bad as that one in Foxboro. This week we start making the Report Cards a bit shorter and it couldn’t have come at a better time. No one really wants to relive that ugly, painful nightmare again.   OFFENSE: This was one of those “Luck can’t do it all...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fat guy glory: Watch 11 offensive linemen scoring touchdowns

There's no football play that brings us more joy than an offensive lineman touchdown score. Offensive lineman block for a living and "skilled" players make plays, but once in a blue moon, the big fellas get the glory. Normally when an offensive lineman (minus the center) gets his mitts on the football, something disastrous has happened for the offense -- a botched snap, a fumble...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Trampled: Colts 20 Patriots 42

The Colts started things off with a three and out, then on defense, allowed the Patriots to march 89 yards, mostly on the ground, for the first touchdown of the game. It bore an eerie resemblance to their playoff matchup a few months ago. There were glimmers of hope here and there – and the game was mostly close until the fourth quarter, but overall, the defense was punch-less...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Anthony Castonzo knows how to celebrate a touchdown

Anthony Castonzo caught his first career touchdown pass tonight — no surprise for an offensive lineman. Well, hopefully it’s not his last, because this may be the best touchdown dance we’ve seen in a long time. You may also be interested in: VIDEO: Anthony Castonzo knows how to celebrate a touchdown Indianapolis Colts shocking surprises, huge letdowns, Bortles’ hot GF...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Castonzo gives us a big-man TD and a crazy dance

It's every offensive lineman's dream. Indianapolis Colts tackle Anthony Castonzo got the chance to show off his soft hands on Sunday night against the New England Patriots. At the start of the fourth quarter, the big man lined up as an eligible receiver and was on the receiving end of an Andrew Luck pass for a touchdown. Then, he gave us a touchdown dance that was ... interesting...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indianapolis Colts Offensive Lineman Anthony Castonzo Celebrates Touchdown With Street Fighter Inspired Celebration

In the fourth quarter and down by 15 the Indianapolis Colts were trying to figure out what they could do to get the ball in the end zone once they got close. It took a couple tries, but eventually someone thought it would be a good idea to give it to one of the big boys on the offensive line. So they made tackle Anthony Castonzo eligible, threw him the ball, he caught it for a touchdown...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts’ Anthony Castonzo Scores Fat Guy TD, Busts Out Funny Dance

Indianapolis Colts OL Anthony Castonzo came into the game as an eligible receiver and the unbalanced offensive line helped him get lost in the shuffle. He was wide open and caught this ball with ease and then busted out a hilarious TD dance. [@corkgaines] The post Colts’ Anthony Castonzo Scores Fat Guy TD, Busts Out Funny Dance appeared first on Diehardsport.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

5 key reasons the Colts will leave Houston tonight victorious

Short and to the point for tonight’s winner retains sole possession of the AFC South battle between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans. The Colts are great in short weeks with Chuck Pagano, leading them to a 2-0 record on Thursday nights. So what are the keys to tonight’s victory? Find out now. 1. Chipping and containing J.J. Watt Watt can, and will line up across...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Castonzo to face his biggest challenge yet

Anthony Castonzo and J.J. Watt were drafted 11 spots apart in the 2011 NFL Draft, but their careers have taken different paths since entering the league. Watt has established himself as the best defensive end in the league, making first team All-Pro twice, two Pro Bowls, and the 2012 defensive player of the year. Castonzo struggled to acclimate to the speed of the game, and until...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Line has Been Pleasant Surprise for Colts

The Indianapolis Colts had several flaws to address last offseason, and entering 2014, the biggest concern was still the offensive line.Let’s be honest: The unit has been bad the last several seasons. Andrew Luck was sacked a whopping 73 times in his first two seasons, and with a projected starting lineup of Anthony Castonzo (LT), Donald Thomas (LG), Khaled Holmes ©, Hugh Thornton...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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