DeflateGate football could fetch $50K at auction

D’Qwell Jackson probably wishes he’d held onto that football now.   The football that allegedly sparked DeflateGate after the Indianapolis Colts linebacker intercepted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship Game could fetch as much as $50,000, according to noted auction house Lelands. The infamous ball would be the most valuable, but not the only...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grigson goes silent on NFL investigation into Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Grigson is putting the ball squarely in the NFL's court. The Colts general manager has gone silent on the hottest topic in the NFL ahead of next week's Super Bowl: whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs in Sunday's 45-7 victory over Indianapolis that gave them the AFC championship and a trip to Arizona to face Seattle. ''Everything...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Perception vs Reality: Colts' D'Qwell Jackson never noticed something wrong with ball

One of the reports that started the media circus, now dubbed DeflateGate, was that apparently Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson thought the football he intercepted from Tom Brady in the first half felt flat.The whole story was started by Indianapolis TV newsman Bob Kravitz, who reported that the NFL was investigating the Patriots' use of deflated balls in the first half of the AFC...
Via Patriots Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts' Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with football

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with the football he intercepted against New England in last week's AFC championship game. Talking after his Pro Bowl team practiced at Luke Air Force Base on Thursday, he said he merely wanted to keep the ball as a souvenir. He took it to the sidelines and said he hasn't seen it since...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL finds that 11 of the 12 balls used by Patriots were deflated

The Patriots were accused earlier this week of deflating balls on purporse inorder to gain a competitive advantage. A report from ESPN's Christ Mortenson confirms suspicions of the worst.ESPN:The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of...
Via Patriots Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Deflate Gate is Good for the Patriots

If you are a Patriots fan, you are probably like me. You're just trying to soak in the moment right now, enjoying the fact that the Pats are AFC Champions, before you start to brace yourself for the big game next week. Unfortunately, as always something has to ruin the moment. These ridiculous, "Deflate Gate" allegations are already getting to me. I can see if you're a Patriots hater...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: D'Qwell Jackson's interception sparked deflated ball controversy

We don't know how the NFL's investigation of "DeflateGate" will end, but we now might know how the crazy controversy started. Mike Lynch of WCVB.com and Bob Glauber of Newsday both reported that the investigation was sparked by the Colts' lone interception of Tom Brady during the New England Patriots' AFC Championship Game win. Sources told Lynch that after D'Qwell Jackson picked...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Browns-centric look at the NFL Conference Championships

Ihope you’re sitting down: The Cleveland Browns did not make the NFL playoffs this year. A shocker, I know. It looked like they might sneak in for a minute, but a December swoon saw the Browns finish 7-9, which, to be fair, was their best record in seven years. Again, Browns fans could only watch the playoffs from a distance, like hungry children peering through the window at...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerns Over Possible Deflated Balls Began After Indianapolis Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson Intercepted Tom Brady

Ever since the rumors began to circulate Sunday night of accusations that the Patriots had deflated some of the game balls used in the AFC Championship game there has been one question that has gone unanswered. Where did the rumor start? Was it just some disgruntled fan taking advantage of the internet?When the rumors turned in to an investigation it was clear the rumor was not the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

'DeflateGate' started with D'Qwell Jackson interception

The NFL’s investigation into claims that the Patriots may have been using deflated balls during the AFC Championship Game began following the Colts’ lone interception of Tom Brady, according to a report. WCVB-TV reports that suspicions first arose when Indianapolis linebacker D’Qwell Jackson intercepted a Tom Brady pass early in the second quarter of the...Read More
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts' defense hoping to change image as playoffs heat up

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mike Adams spent his first 10 NFL seasons developing his own perception of the Colts. He bought into the theory that Indianapolis needed a high-scoring offense to win games. He also realized the Colts needed a better defense to win championships. Now, the Colts' starting strong safety and his teammates want to show the rest of the league image isn't everything...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts get ready for different Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson won't watch the film of the Colts' regular-season meeting with the Bengals. Defensive lineman Cory Redding isn't focused on it either. Watching the game won't do them any good while preparing for Sunday's wild-card matchup with Cincinnati. ''Whatever happened in that game, you have to completely wipe it out,'' Jackson said Thursday. ...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy's playoff newcomers keeping emotions in check

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Josh Cribbs enjoys sharing NFL stories with his younger Colts' teammates. This week, the 31-year-old return specialist almost feels like one of them. For the first time in his 10-year career, Cribbs has spent Week 18 attending meetings, watching film and preparing for the playoffs rather than cleaning out a locker and heading home for the offseason. It's an experience...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns face extremely long odds to make playoffs

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns left tackle Joe Thomas knows his drought may continue. He'll probably have to wait at least another year to get into the playoffs. Cleveland's odds of making the postseason this season are extremely long, and Thomas, who's expected to earn his eighth straight Pro Bowl appearance, has accepted the Browns' likely fate. Thomas enjoyed being in the race this...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts-Cowboys capsule

INDIANAPOLIS (10-4) at DALLAS (10-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 1 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 10-4, Dallas 8-6 SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 9-6 LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Colts 38-35 in OT, Nov. 27, 2010 LAST WEEK - Colts beat Texans 17-10; Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27 AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 7, Cowboys No. 6 COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (17...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts-Browns Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS (8-4) at CLEVELAND (7-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Colts by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 9-3, Cleveland 7-5 SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 15-13 LAST MEETING - Colts beat Browns 17-13, on Oct. 21, 2012. LAST WEEK - Colts beat Redskins 49-27; Browns lost to Bills 26-10. AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 6, Browns No. 18 COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (15...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Colts prep for Cleveland homecoming

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Trent Richardson remembers the day he walked through the front doors of Cleveland's training facility for the first time. He was wearing the suit he had on when the Browns called his name with the third pick in the 2012 draft. Pat Shurmur, the head coach of the Browns at the time, met him at the door with a big smile on his face, Richardson recalled. ''It was one...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Opportunistic Colts blow out Redskins 49-27

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck took advantage of every opportunity Washington provided. He exploited the Redskins' blown coverages. He watched Coby Fleener turn a missed tackle into a 73-yard score. He enjoyed watching linebacker D'Qwell Jackson break open the game with a 35-yard fumble return in the third quarter. And now, after throwing for 370 yards and a career high five touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts put in extra time to prepare for McCoy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and cornerback Darius Butler started this week preparing to face Robert Griffin III. So much for that. After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced he was making a quarterback change Wednesday, both players started cramming for Colt McCoy. The actual transition began when word first leaked Tuesday that a move could be coming...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts will be without 3 starters against Jaguars

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts will be without three starters Sunday against Jacksonville. Coach Chuck Pagano says tight end Dwayne Allen, right tackle Gosder Cherilus and cornerback Greg Toler will all sit out. Allen injured his right ankle in last week's loss to New England and Toler was diagnosed Monday with a concussion. Cherilus has struggled as he attempted to play through a...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

D'Qwell Jackson key to Colts improving defense

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) D'Qwell Jackson has seen the good and bad that comes with a long NFL career. There have been record numbers and devastating injuries. Right now, though, he's just happy to be in Indianapolis. The Colts are happy, too. Jackson might not have been the most coveted free agent on the market when Indy signed the former Cleveland Browns linebacker in the offseason, but...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Does the Chicago Bears Free Agency Effort Deserve More Recognition?

Recently, BleacherReport did article on the eight NFL teams the improved the most through free agency and the Chicago Bears weren’t on it! In this PODCAST you will hear my reaction to the article and my overall thoughts to what Phil Emery has done in free agency thus far. Enjoy. 0:20 BleacherReport article. 0:30 The Browns didn’t resign TJ Ward and cut DQwell Jackson for the...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts sign D'Qwell Jackson to four-year, $22 million deal

After visiting teams this past week, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was choosing between the Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and Indianapolis Colts. At the age of 30, Jackson wasn't expected to receive a big contract.Jackson has decided to sign with the Colts on a four-year, $22 million deal that includes $11 million guaranteed.By Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia CommonsThe...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Sign D’Qwell Jackson To Four-Year, $22 Million Contract

The Indianapolis Colts have reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year, $22 million contract with ILB D’Qwell Jackson, with $11 million guaranteed. The 6-0, 240-pound Largo, FL native visited the team on Wednesday and was expected to sign with one of the four team he visited (the Dolphins, Titans, Colts or Dolphins) by the end of the week. Photo Credit: Colts.com Jackson was released...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts sign D'Qwell Jackson to 4-year, $22 million deal

The Indianapolis Colts have signed inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a four-year, $22 million contract. The deal includes $11 million guaranteed. The news was announced by Colts owner Jim Irsay via his Twitter account Thursday morning. Jackson, who struggled badly against the run over the last two years, will likely be a better fit for the Colts' 4-3 scheme. The veteran linebacker...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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