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Report: Doug Martin hopes to remain in Tampa Bay

While we know that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith wants to keep Doug Martin in town, many were likely interested to hear what the running back had to say about the situation.After the Buccaneers chose to decline Martin's option for next season, it means that he'll be a free agent after the year. Fortunately, as Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune reports, Martin is talking...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, Jameis Winston shut down in 2nd half of loss to Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Matt Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns and Adam Vinatieri made four more field goals, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 25-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.The Colts (6-5) won their third straight to remain tied atop the AFC South with Houston.Tampa Bay rookie Jameis Winston threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' porous secondary faces another big test at Atlanta

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts cornerback Vontae Davis doesn't play the numbers game.Sure, the stats say Indianapolis' pass defense is the league's fifth worst. And he knows that over the last four games, Indy has allowed 1,080 yards through the air and seven TD passes.So, of course, he also knows what to expect Sunday against Atlanta's potent passing game: more of the same."You compete with...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' secondary faces another big test against Falcons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts cornerback Vontae Davis doesn't play the numbers game. Sure, the stats say Indianapolis' pass defense is the league's fifth worst. And he knows that over the last four games, Indy has allowed 1,080 yards through the air and seven TD passes. So, of course, he also knows what to expect Sunday against Atlanta's potent passing game: more of the same. ''You...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the Indianapolis Colts

Last week in my Bold Predictions for the Indianapolis Colts I said Peyton Manning would throw at least two interceptions and I was almost wrong. Instead, the much maligned slot cornerback Darius Butler made a ridiculous diving pick late in the game to seal my first bold call. The pure unlikelihood of that interception made me laugh since Butler was in no way at all a factor I considered...
Via cover32
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook: A Much Needed Bye

Late in the fourth quarter of the Colts week nine victory over the Denver Broncos, the Colts’ 2015 season took a monumental turn as franchise Quarterback Andrew Luck took a shot to the kidneys from Denver’s Danny Trevathan. Although he finished the game, Luck is now out for 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney. The state of the Colts seems to always be in constant flux nowadays...
Via The Colts Authority
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts CB Butler named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Indianapolis cornerback Darius Butler, whose interception helped the Colts hang on to beat the Broncos on Sunday, was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.With the Colts up 27-24 late in the fourth quarter, Butler picked off Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, enabling Indianapolis to run out the clock.  The seven-year veteran finished the game with two tackles...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts DB Butler's INT keeps Manning from passing record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will set the NFL record for passing yards soon enough, but thanks to Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler, the future Hall of Famer will have to wait another week.Manning, who entered Sunday's loss to the Colts 284 yards shy of Brett Favre's record, came up three yards short of the mark. Butler intercepted Manning on Denver's final...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Notebook: A Complete Game

The Colts took care of the unbeaten Denver Broncos in what was their best outing yet this season. They finally managed to get both sides of the ball to play well throughout the entire game. The offense was able to get things done against the best defense in the NFL and now the Colts have hope heading into their bye week after handing the Broncos their first loss.   Offense Plays...
Via The Colts Authority
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Indianapolis 27 Denver 24

12 Things We Saw in the Colts-Broncos Game Righting the ship (Image courtesy of Michael Holloway’s Filterblogs) Last Week, the Colts fell behind early and lost a close game to an undefeated team. This week, the Colts jumped ahead early and won a close game against an undefeated team. Here’s what we saw: 1. We saw Good Andrew. The difference between winning and losing in the...
Via The Colts Authority
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

GAME RECAP: Colts upset Denver 27-24, after firing OC Hamilton

“Please God, let it be Pep’s fault.” PREGAME Indianapolis hosting Denver — Week 9. Manning is looking to break records, while the Colts are looking to stay atop a truly dreadful division. Pretty standard fare. FIRST HALF First drives: two straight three and outs, different ways. Denver throws on three stright, but two great open-field tackes by Vontae Davis and Darius Butler...
Via The Colts Authority
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 9: A Foot Short

Sometimes when it rains it pours. Sometimes when it pours it floods. Sometimes when it floods you think it might just be easier to swim to the bottom and hug a rock until the bad feelings stop. Here’s this weeks injury report: OUT: WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) ILB Nate Irving (knee) QUESTIONABLE: WR T.Y. Hilton (foot) PROBABLE: QB Andrew Luck (ankle) S Winston Guy (shoulder) C Khaled...
Via The Colts Authority
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts: 2015 Week 6 NFL Pick

New England Patriots (4-0) at Indianapolis Colts (3-2) Normally, I love fading huge line movements, I can fade a heavy public lean in the process, as huge line movements are typically because of week-to-week overreactions. This game had one of those line movements, as the Colts have gone from being 5 point underdogs to 9.5 point underdogs in a week and the public is still all over...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Texans Edition

Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys. I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the team really does just need to score more than the other guys. Yet each time a game...
Via The Colts Authority
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory: Week 4 Review

As the Indianapolis Colts looked to start 2-0 in division play, I gave two keys to focus on to help get that done. Here is how it all shook out on Sunday. Result: 16-13 victory vs Jacksonville Jaguars Offense Goal: Three or less hits on QB Actual: Nine (Six knockdowns, Three sacks) This entire section was thrown in disarray when the news of Andrew Luck sitting out broke early...
Via The Colts Authority
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Injury Report Breakdown Week 4: A Shoulder to Cry On

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Is everybody ready? Ok, here it is, the Colts week four injury report: Out: RB Tyler Varga (concussion) CB Greg Toler (neck) Questionable: TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) Probable: CB Darius Butler (hip) LB Trent Cole (knee) CB Vontae Davis (rest/ankle) WR Andre Johnson (rest) WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) ILB D’Qwell Jackson (rest...
Via The Colts Authority
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory: Week 4-Jacksonville Jaguars

This week, the Indianapolis Colts will try to stay on the victorious path when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts extended their streak of AFC South domination to 14-straight wins with last week’s victory over Tennessee. Jacksonville suffered a different fate, getting blasted by New England 51-17 in Foxborough. Both teams sit at 1-2, which is good for an early four-way...
Via The Colts Authority
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans-Colts inactives, gameday thoughts

The inactives are out for today’s Tennessee Titans home opener at Nissan Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts, and here they are: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: TE Dwayne Allen, CB Darius Butler, OLB Trent Cole, OT Denzelle Good, G Lance Louis, DT T.Y. McGill, CB Greg Toler TENNESSEE TITANS: TE Chase Coffman, NT Sammie Hill, CB Jason McCourty, CB Cody Riggs, G Chance Warmack, RB Terrance...
Via Total Titans
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Short-handed Colts leave 4 players behind for Tennessee trip

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts left home four injured players when they traveled to Tennessee on Saturday. Tight end Dwayne Allen (left ankle), cornerbacks Greg Toler (neck) and Darius Butler (hip) and linebacker Trent Cole (knee) will not play in Sunday's critical AFC South matchup. Indy (0-2) has won 13 consecutive division games but is trying to avoid its first 0-3 start since 2011...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Injury Report Breakdown Week 3: Different Day, Same Story

Here it is, the final injury report for this Sunday’s game agains the Tennessee Titans. Out: TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) CB Greg Toler (neck) CB Darius Butler (hip) Questionable: OLB Trent Cole (knee) CB Vontae Davis (concussion) CB Sheldon Price (ankle) Probable: ILB-D’Qwell Jackson (rest) WR Andre Johnson (rest) OG Lance Louis (shoulder) OLB Robert Mathis (achilles) OLB Jonathan...
Via The Colts Authority
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Eagles, Jets, Lions, Rams, & Steelers

Colts Colts ruled out DB Darius Butler, TE Dwayne Allen, CB Greg Toler for Week 3 against the Titans. (Stephen Holder) CB Vontae Davis and OLB Trent Cole are both question for Sunday’s match up. (Stephen Holder) Eagles The Eagles officially ruled out ILB Kiko Alonso (knee), ILB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and DE Cedric Thornton for Week 3. Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is …...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano on injuries: ‘I’ve never been a situation quite like this’

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been in the coaching business since the 1980’s and for the first time he is not sure how to proceed. He claims to have never experienced so many injuries to the same position at the same time. If things aren’t bad enough for the 0-2 Colts, their cornerback position is a dreadful mess due to injuries. “I’ve never been in a...
Via Sportsnaut
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts CB Vontae Davis cleared to play Sunday against Tennessee

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis in on track to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans after passing the NFL's concussion protocol. "I feel a lot better," Davis said Thursday, per ESPN. "Just getting back in practice and working with my teammates." The Pro Bowl cornerback was hurt making a tackle late in the first half of the Colts' Monday night loss to the New York Jets...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Luck hits rock bottom, Colts lose to Jets 20-7

Pregame: Robert Mathis is active, the Colts are home, and the crowd is excited. The good: T.Y. Hilton is playing, and Indy’s offense is primed to take a step forward. The bad: Indy’s pass defense could be in dire straits, with Greg Toler and Darius Butler sidelined with injuries. The Jets (1-0) won big last week. Indy (0-1) did something of the opposite. Kickoff at 8:30. Note...
Via The Colts Authority
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts’ Vontae Davis Out With Concussion

The Indianapolis Colts have had a rough start to the season with their cornerback situation. Coming into their game against the New York Jets on Monday, they were already limited in the position. As Pro Football Talk reports: The Colts already had injured cornerbacks Greg Toler and Darius Butler on the inactive list for the game due to injury and last week had to place D’Joun Smith...
Via Gamedayr
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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