Colts' Guy Controls Destiny with Camp Performance

Three months ago, the Indianapolis Colts’ safety position was in disarray. Former starters LaRon Landry, Sergio Brown and Delano Howell were all out of the door, and some of the best free agents at the position were off of the market. Pro Bowler Mike Adams was set to return, but at age 34, for how long and at what level?Attention was set toward prospects in the impending NFL Draft...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Delano Howell Should Be in the Mix for the Colts

One of the Indianapolis Colts' strongest defensive units from last season, safety, is now in dire straits. So much so that now its only unquestioned starter is a senior citizen by NFL standards.To pair with the reigning Pro Bowler Mike Adams, who would currently be starting for the Colts? The answer may be someone who is not currently on the roster but is a familiar face.Delano Howell’s...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts in Serious Safety Trouble?

The Indianapolis Colts entered the 2014 season with a very experienced set of safeties in LaRon Landry and Mike Adams. Unfortunately, the Colts enter 2015 with the safety position being one of the thinnest positions on the roster.The Colts currently only have three safeties other than Adams, and outside of Colt Anderson who has six years of experience, the other two only have five...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl safety has his own documentary

It might just be just the trailer for now, but if the full documentary is anything like the trailer, then it is a must see. Pro Bowl Safety Mike Adams tweeted out his trailer for his upcoming film on how he got to where he is today, a 33 year old  journeyman who is coming off the best season of his career. Everyone has a story & I’m excited to share mine w/ all of you. Check...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Can't Tip-Toe Around Safety Position This Offseason

After completely ignoring the safety position in the 2014 draft, the Indianapolis Colts signed safety Mike Adams to a one-year deal last June to give the secondary some much needed veteran depth for the season. Adams, instead, became the starter opposite LaRon Landry and outplayed everyone at the position throughout the season. Now, Landry has been released and all others on the...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Anthony Harris be a Horseshoe After Round 2?

One area that has been in need of a long term solution is the safety position. The Indianapolis Colts brought in Mike Adams to fill the void left by long time stalwart Antoine Bethea last season in free agency and were pleasantly rewarded with his production. Delano Howell showed some promise in 2013 when filling in but was not healthy and landed on Injured Reserve. After a rough...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts put Mathis on suspended list on cut down day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts officially put NFL reigning sacks champion Robert Mathis on the reserve-suspended list, traded cornerback Marcus Burley to Seattle for a sixth-round draft pick in 2015 and put safety Delano Howell on the waived-injured list Saturday. Mathis will miss the first four games after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy. Indy also released...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Colts 53-man Roster…For Now

Follow @MarcusDugan The Colts have made their cuts and the roster is down to 53. Of course, with all the injuries to veteran players, not everyone on the current version of the regular season roster is safe. There are a few notable names missing, but no major surprises.   Delano Howell, once the safe bet for the open starting safety spot before his neck injury, isn’t on the list...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Colts’ 2014 Cuts to 53 bring more Groans?

Every year, there are preseason superstars who light it up (albeit against watered down competition), become fan favorites and are promptly shown the door when it comes time for their team to cut their roster to just 53 players.Last season, Indianapolis Colts fans experienced this with edge rusher Caesar Rayford. He compiled a handful of sacks in the final few games of the preseason...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Top 5 players to watch; Wayne cracks top 100; and much more

The Indianapolis Colts will host their second home game of the preseason tonight against the New Orleans Saints. So, before that takes place, you will need to catch up on all the later Colts news that has taken place this week. Trust me, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible when you sit down and watch Andrew Luck take the field. Top 5 players to watch during the Colts vs....
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Neck Injures Becoming an Epidemic in NFL

The NFL is a monster. It dominates the headlines, it dominates viewership, and there is always something to talk about regarding football…for better or worse. The league has done a great job making safety a highly prioritized component of how the league operates, and while it is maddening when referees call illegal hit penalties when they look clean, it is hard to blame them because...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

10 teams that will definitely miss the playoffs doesn’t include Indianapolis Colts

Right now, everyone is feeling optimistic. Around the NFL, teams like their chances of making something special happen in 2014. In the ultimate wide-open league, where worst-to-first turnarounds are commonplace, virtually every franchise is convinced that this is their year. Of course, they all can’t be right. Only 12 of 32 teams will make the playoffs, meaning 20 franchises will...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Delano Howell’s neck injury not career ending

Good news today out of Indianapolis Colts camp. Delano Howell, who has been battling a neck injury, has been hurt for more than a week. Today a source told ESPN that the injury is not career ending, which some reports earlier in the week stated that it might be, Howell met with a specialist in Minneapolis this week to decide the best course of action to treating the injury. Still...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook: Preseason Dress Rehearsal and the Search for a Starting Safety

Follow @MarcusDugan Preseason Dress Rehearsal Time Week three of the preseason is the closest thing you’ll get to an entertaining game. For most of the first half, the preseason will shed its scrimmage-like appearance and become something that looks a more like football than anything we’ve seen since February. Some might even say it has the feel of a regular season game (at least...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Broncos, Colts, Giants, Raiders & Ravens

  Bills Rookie WR Sammy Watkins returned to a limited practice on Tuesday after leaving Saturday’s game with rib issues. (Mike Rodak) Broncos RB Montee Ball returned to practice on Tuesday for non-contact drills. (Jeff Legwold) Colts FS Delano Howell is meeting with a specialist regarding his neck injury, but his status for the season remains in question. (Stephen Holder...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts safety seeing specialists about neck injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts safety Delano Howell is seeing another specialist to determine the extent of his neck injury, and general manager Ryan Grigson says he hopes to know more before the end of this week. Howell entered training camp as the front runner to start opposite LaRon Landry in the secondary. But Howell has missed almost two weeks of practice. If Howell misses significant...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts have safety plan to fill hole in secondary

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Indianapolis has a plan for its open starting safety spot. Delano Howell and 11-year NFL veteran Mike Adams are vying to win the job vacated by longtime stalwart Antoine Bethea, who left in free agency. Howell has spent the last seven seasons as Andrew Luck's teammate and has showed promise in his first two NFL seasons. Adams has the kind of experience coaches...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The battle for safety is still unknown for the Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts will head into the 2014 season without long-time starter Antoine Bethea, who signed with the San Franscisco 49ers in the offseason. Entering training camp the starter was believe to become Delano Howell, a man who has just one start in his young career. But for now, the position seems to be still wide open. Colt’s defense coordinator Greg Manusky had this...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Colts to Watch in Tonight’s First Pre-Season Game

The Indianapolis Colts play tonight against the New York Jets in their first pre-season game.  As this is the first pre-season game, a lot of unknown is involved, especially pertaining to rookies and new additions, and where they fit in.  These off-season changes will change things for returning players as well.  Here are 5 players to watch in tonight’s first pre-season game...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Realistic 2014 Expectations

Injuries and spectacular highs and lows were the mantra for last season, and Ryan Grigson has been under fire pretty consistently about nearly all moves and draft picks other than the first overall pick Andrew Luck in his first three years as general manager. However, many would say the honeymoon is over and there need to be real results from these players that have been brought...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 players to watch at Indianapolis Colts training camp

Practice starts later today for the Indianapolis Colts at their 2014 training camp in Anderson Indiana, and there are some interesting headlines. The offensive line and strong safety spot will be interesting to watch, as new comers try to vie for start spots. How will Delano Howell fill in for the void left by Antoine Bethea? How will the interior offensive line look? So we ranked...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Young and old at safety for the Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts will go into the season with a player who has 12 career games under his belt, and one who is entering his eighth year in the league. A vast difference at the safety spot, but the Colts are hoping the combination can work. Delano Howell will get the chance to start, after Antoine Bethea left during free agency, and LaRon Landy is entering his second year with...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Questions for Colts Training Camp: Defense

As the Indianapolis Colts converge on Anderson University to begin their annual training camp, we continue to breakdown questions around the team that might be answered by the time camp is over. Today we take a look at the defensive side of the ball. With a multitude of changes in personnel there are many questions headed in to the 2014 camp.Who steps up as the leader in the secondary...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The best Nos. 80-89 in the NFL revealed; how’d the Indianapolis Colts do?

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Indianapolis Colts training camp preview: Quarterbacks

The Indianapolis Colts now have less than ten days to report to training camp in Anderson, Indiana. The one position the Colts will not have to worry about when it comes to the starter and backups is quarterback. Without a doubt, the Colts have the best young quarterback in the NFL in Andrew Luck.However, the Colts do benefit from having one of the best backups to help mentor Luck...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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