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Andre Johnson reconnects with Chuck Pagano by joining Colts

Andre Lamont Johnson was born July 11th, 1981 in Florida. He gained the national attention as a football player at Miami Senior High School. He totaled 32 receptions for 931 yards and was named a 1999 Parade All-American in his senior year. Miami University saw the young star and pushed hard to get him to commit. The coach in charge of recruiting him was none other than current...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Projected starting defensive line

The Indianapolis Colts signed and drafted quite a few defensive linemen this off-season, to nobody’s surprise. The defense had a monstrously tough time stopping the run last season, particularly when it came to their rivals, the New England Patriots. This defensive line has been injury prone, and not particularly skilled during the Chuck Pagano era. It was time to make a change...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three key areas for the Indianapolis Colts defense that need to improve in 2015

The Indianapolis Colts under Andrew Luck have made the post season the last three years, including a trip to the AFC Championship last season. But after falling to the demise of the New England Patriots in the playoffs for the second straight year, head coach Chuck Pagano is looking to improve the defense yet again. The Colts ranked 11th in total defense last year with giving up...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Indianapolis Colts wide receivers

Speed. If you want one word to describe this year’s Indianapolis Colts receiving corps that’s it. The Colts have 3 players who run a sub 4.40 40 yard dash. The combination of young talent and potential and veteran experience is arguably the best in the league. The Colts have four receivers that would be starters on pretty much any other team in T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianpolis Colts Will Take Break and Practice Against Chicago Bears

GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 25: Team Carter quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts on the sidelines during the first half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The dog days of summer can grab on for everyone. The hot days become longer and longer for football players...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts announce training camp schedule

Earlier today the Indianapolis Colts released their training camp schedule set for the first of August when the players report to Anderson. Below is the entire schedule. Remember everything is subject to change. Saturday, Aug. 1 Players Arrive TBD – Player Availability Sunday, Aug. 2 – Kids Day 9:50-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC) After Walk-Through –Chuck Pagano available...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts, Bears agree to joint practices before preseason game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts and Bears will hold two days of joint practices in Indianapolis before squaring off in August. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano says the teams will work out at the Colts' complex on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. They will meet in a preseason game Aug. 22. Indy has participated in joint workouts previously against the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: 3 Tight End Sets a Mistake

I recently heard Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano mention that the offense will not abandon the three tight end sets it so frequently used last season. And, outside of goal line situations, this is a terrible decision. Now, he could just be saying it to say it, just like when he proclaimed Trent Richardson to be a bowling ball of butcher knives, but I can see Offenseive...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Indianapolis Colts rookie seasons of all-time

Before I even get started let me get this out of the way. Anything prior to the Colts being in Indianapolis will not count for this piece. This is for the Indianapolis Colts, and I will always believe the Ravens should have all the Baltimore Colts records with their franchise. That being said, let us start. The Colts took Phillip Dorsett in the first round of this year’s draft...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Pagano More Aggressive in Contract Year with Colts

Chuck Pagano is widely loved by fans and players alike, as countless soundbites have said as much. On the surface his 33-15 record, in his first three seasons at the helm of the Indianapolis Colts, doesn’t beckon much urgency for “Super Bowl or bust” expectations from the front office. Some controversial coaching decisions, however, have drawn some strong opinions from those...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Projected Offensive Line

The offensive line has been a rotating door for the Indianapolis Colts, for who knows how long at this point. Yes, a big reason for this is because of injuries, but the offensive line play itself has been pretty bad as of late. Chuck Pagano and the coaching staff are hoping to find a consistent starting line-up this year in order to help alleviate the less than ideal play of the...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Indianapolis Colts should be AFC favorites

It’s been a work in progress since the departure of Peyton Manning, but the Indianapolis Colts are finally on the verge of breaking through. Under the direction of head coach Chuck Pagano, the Indianapolis Colts appear to be a team on the cusp of greatness. Andrew Luck has been everything they’d hoped he would be when the Colts drafted him number one overall in 2012. He does...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts tight end Erik Swoope making strides

As Erik Swoope enters his second season with the Indianapolis Colts, it may be time to stop thinking him as a former college basketball player.  Instead, head coach Chuck Pagano says Swoope is blossoming into an NFL tight end. "He's doing a nice job," Pagano told reporters Wednesday, according to Stampede Blue.  "He's turning into a football player right before our eyes.  The...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts rookie safety Geathers impressing early

The Colts entered the offseason with a glaring need a safety that they believe they addressed with the re-signing of Pro Bowler Mike Adams and the addition of former Atlanta Falcon Dwight Lowery. They're also getting a contribution from a rookie who may end up earning playing time right away. Head coach Chuck Pagano said fourth-round pick Clayton Geathers has already impressed coaches...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Three players who need to step up for the Atlanta Falcons next season

The Falcons aren’t that far away from competing for a Super Bowl, but they’re going to need to be a team that’s deeper than just Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. There’s a lot of talent up and down this roster; the problem is that most of that talent has spent the last two years underperforming. With that being said, here are three players that really need to step up to the plate...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano: Colts 'further ahead than ever before'

The Indianapolis Colts are entering their second week of OTAs, and with the way his team is coming along he is very pleased. “We are further ahead,I think, then we’ve ever been at this point in any offseason, since we’ve been here.” Pagano told reporters yesterday. That is high praise as the Colts are heading into their fourth season under the head coach. The Colts have...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts rookie is a quick learner

Phillip Dorsett was the Indianapolis Colts first round pick last month in the draft, a choice that surprised many as the Colts have depth at the position. However, during the first few days of OTAs last week, he is showing us why Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano were so high on the Miami product. Even Andrew Luck has been impressed by his new target. Even saying that he “fits in,...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano: 'Seamless' transition for Frank Gore, Andre Johnson

The Indianapolis Colts have high expectations for newly-acquired running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson, and as the team progresses through OTAs this week, head coach Chuck Pagano says the duo is adapting nicely to their new team. “Pretty seamless,” Pagano said, according to the team's official website. “To me it seems like they’ve been here for the past...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillip Dorsett already showing flashes with Colts

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Indianapolis Colts selected Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with their first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and it was a selection that shocked many fans and analysts. One of their strongest positions on the depth chart was the wide receiver position, and Dorsett may not see much playing time as a rookie. According to new reports...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwayne Allen is back with the Indianapolis Colts

All it took was one text for Dwayne Allen. After beginning his offseason workouts in Arizona away from the team, head coach Chuck Pagano was tired of not seeing one his best skill players around. Pagano sent a text to Allen about his displeasure. “We need you here. Period.” Pagano wrote. Although teams cannot force players to attend voluntary workouts it shows that the team is...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts expect WR Phillip Dorsett to make an immediate impact

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Indianapolis Colts shocked their fans by selecting Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. They already had plenty of talent at the wide receiver position, but they decided to bring him on board anyway. Dorsett brings a lot of seed to the table, and ended up running a 4.27 and 4.29 40-yard dash during...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck tried to recruit La’El Collins to join Colts

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports La’El Collins was expected to be a first-round draft pick, but issues off the field involving a murder forced every single team to pass on him throughout the entire draft process. He ended up signing with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, and may not end up getting much playing time early on his career depending on what happens. Andrew...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars & Raiders

Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano praised rookie CB D’Joun Smith’s versatility, saying he could play outside and inside as a nickel back. (George Bremer) Cowboys QB Tony Romo stated that “I’m talking a little more long term than I maybe had been,” in response to a question about how many more seasons he envisions playing, attributing ... The post NFL Notes: Colts, Cowboys...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano: Indianapolis Colts Have ‘Moved On’ From DeflateGate

The Indianapolis Colts have done something that the rest of the sports world hasn’t: They’ve moved on from DeflateGate. That’s according to head coach Chuck Pagano, anyway. The team that sparked the entire mess with an email to the league prior to the Colts’ AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots isn’t giving much attention to the Wells Report — that...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Indianapolis Colts players not happy with teams first round pick

Many people, including myself, thought the Indianapolis Colts would take a defensive player in the draft last Thursday night. Especially with the likes of Landon Collins, Eddie Goldman, and Malcolm Brown still on the board. Instead Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano took wide receiver Philip Dorsett with the 29th pick. According to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Foobtall Talk, several...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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