Colts’ inability to get pressure on opposing QB is big problem

A major Colts weakness was exposed on prime time Sunday night. The Colts’ listless pass rush allowed Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-10 Steelers win at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger wasn’t sacked and wasn’t even hit. The Colts (6-6) are 28th in the league with 19 sacks. If they don’t figure out a way to get to the quarterback more...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 12: You Might Have to Play Offensive Line This Week

Here’s this week’s injury report: OUT: OT-Anthony Castonzo (knee) WR-Phillip Dorsett (ankle) ILB- Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) QB-Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) OG-Hugh Thornton (elbow) QUESTIONABLE: C-Khaled Holmes (fibula) PROBABLE: S-Mike Adams (ankle/hamstring) OLB-Erik Walden (heel) Everyone is hurt. Alright, good talk, everybody. I’ll see you all next week. No, seriously...
Via The Colts Authority
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis cranks up pressure with aggressive approach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker Erik Walden likes coach Chuck Pagano's gambling mentality. He's hoping it sticks. After turning a fourth-down try into a touchdown on the game's opening series last weekend and attempting an onside kick in the second quarter, Pagano has promised to double down on his play calls - a promise his players have embraced. ''Anytime you have an approach...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts are Finally Stopping the Run

 They say three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and a poor Indianapolis Colts run defense. Okay, no one actually says the third thing, but they might as well lump it in with the first two, given Indianapolis has allowed 4.4 yards per carry from 1989 to 2014, the worst average in the league.  The Colts have two entries among the highest yard-per-carry totals allowed...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 3 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans and welcome to the Week 3 edition of the mailbag. The bad news is that the Colts stunk up the joint and lost to the Jets. The good news is that as a result of that loss, the mailbag has picked up endorsement deals from Advil, Pampers, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Alright, let’s dive in… Q: What in the hell is wrong with Vinatieri? He missed...
Via The Colts Authority
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Trent Cole feels rejuvenated with the Colts

By Nik Cline The Indianapolis Colts turned heads this offseason when they brought in veterans like Andre Johnson, Frank Gore, Kendall Langford, Trent Cole, and Todd Herremans. Why would a team that is so young and with a quarterback like Andrew Luck bring in players that are on the wrong side of their career? Simple. The window on winning a Super Bowl is always slim. Even when...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Veterans on the Roster Bubble

1: Donald ThomasDonald Thomas has had an unlucky career in Indianapolis to this point. After being signed to be the starting left guard, Thomas appeared in only two games before tearing his quadriceps to end his 2013 season. The following year, Thomas tore the same quadriceps muscle before the season and missed all of the 2014 season.With serious health concerns and a relatively...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Set for Pivotal Roster Battle on the Edges

As we begin to delve into the ensuing roster battle for edge defenders/rushers, it appears as though the Indianapolis Colts’ foreseeable future could be hinged on the end result. Some under-the-radar guys such as Cam Johnson and Daniel Adongo will be fighting for an immediate roster spot alongside, rookie UDFA's, Zack Hodges and Cody Galea – while veterans such as Erik Walden...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts react to the Tom Brady suspension

Nik Cline Yesterday Tom Brady was given a four game suspension by the NFL for his role in deflategate. The New England Patriots were also fined $1 million, and their 2016 first round draft pick, and 2017 fourth round pick were taken away. This whole incedent started after D’Qwell Jackson intercepted a pass from Brady in the first half of the AFC Championship game. A game in...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts’ Erik Walden Says it is “Gross” that Tom Brady Cheated to Help Win AFC Championship Game

The Indianapolis Colts lost by a landslide score of 45-7 against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game this past January. While legally inflated balls would not have changed the outcome, Colts linebacker Erik Walden claimed it was just “gross” that quarterback Tom Brady would play it below the belt and cheat to win (via TMZ Sports). Walden, who posted five tackles...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts draft board for round 5

When the 2015 NFL draft reaches round 5, I fully anticipate the Indianapolis Colts will be looking for depth after addressing needs of priority in initial rounds. What will the Indianapolis Colts draft board for round 5 bring them? Like the rest of the 31 teams in the NFL, the draft board of the Indianapolis Colts balances between need and depth. To recap, in round 1 I have the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

By Nik Cline Indianapolis Colts All Pro linebacker Robert Mathis is still recovering from an Achilles tear. Some expected the 2013 sack champion to not be back until November, but in an interview with Bill Polian on Serius XM NFL Radio, Mathis has a different plan. “It’s not going as fast as I would like to but we are getting well and we should be clicking in camp. That’s...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Colts' Walden slashed in alleged attack by ex-girlfriend

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden was treated and released from a hospital after being slashed in an alleged knife attack by his ex-girlriend, says WXIA-TV in Atlanta. Walden called 911 late Saturday night after he had pry his gun away from Erica Palmer, who reportedly struck Walden's female companion with a baseball bat, breaking her am. Palmer then ran away and while Walden...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts linebacker Erik Walden slashed in arm by ex-girlfriend

The ex-girlfriend of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden attacked him and a female companion on Saturday in Braselton, GA. Walden was slashed in his arm by a knife while a woman who was with him suffered a broken arm. According to WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Walden called 11 after he had to wrestle a gun away from Erica Palmer. A baseball bat which was wielded by Palmer was used to...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Walden allegedly slashed by ex-girlfriend

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden was slashed in the arm with a knife and his female companion suffered a broken arm after allegedly being attacked by the player's ex-girlfriend in Braselton, Georgia, on Sunday, according to reports.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Erik Walden Victim in Domestic Violence Incident

Normally when we hear a story about an NFL player being involved in a domestic violence incident, but that is not the case with Erik Walden. The Indianapolis Colts linebacker had his house broken in to three times by an ex-girlfriend who has been accused of stabbing him and attacking his current girlfriend with a baseball bat.via TwitterRead more »
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Linebacker Erik Walden Attacked by Ex-Girlfriend

Luckily both Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden and another innocent bystander escaped this serious situation without any major injuries. According to a report by the Indy Star, Walden was attacked by his ex-girlfriend, Eric Palmer, who showed up to his house with a baseball bat and a gun. Walden and the woman he is seeing returned home to see Palmer on the sofa brandishing...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts linebacker attacked by ex-girlfriend

According to WSB-TV of Atlanta, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden was attacked in Georgia by his ex-girlfriend. According to the report, Erika Palmer drove from Tennessee to Georgia with a baseball bat and knife purchased from Wal-Mart to attack Walden. Sometimes you cannot make this stuff up. Palmer is in custody now. Erika Palmer is in a local jail. Police say the mother...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Sign OLB Trent Cole to a 2-Year Deal

The Colts have officially reached an agreement with OLB Trent Cole. 2 years, $16 million, $8 million guaranteed. Not bad at all. The Colts have agreed with former Eagles pass rusher Trent Cole on 2-year deal worth $16M — $8M guaranteed. (via @caplannfl) — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 10, 2015   Cole had a good season with 52 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 6.5 sacks last year...
Via The Colts Authority
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nerf Footballs: The Solution to Playing with Deflated Balls

Deflated balls have been the hot topic since Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts got destroyed by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. While it has been discovered that the Patriots were using footballs that were under-inflated, the blatant fact stands that the Colts were flat out over-matched on Sunday. Colts defensive end Erik Walden conceded to this fact after...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five ways the Indianapolis Colts get to the Super Bowl

The road to the Super Bowl for the Indianapolis Colts goes through Foxbourough. Seems like we have been here before… But this is not the 2003 or 2004 versions of either team. The Colts are not lead by Peyton who seemed to be haunted when he entered Gillette Stadium, and that Patriots defense is no where close to what it was . This time it is up and coming Andrew Luck, and future...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Focused Colts staying loose in preparation for Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is spending championship week as the team's locker room lead entertainer. On Thursday, he grabbed a microphone and started interviewing inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman. On Friday, he delivered a pair of new sneakers to outside linebacker Erik Walden. The rest of the week, well, his deep voice and unmistakable laugh have...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts LB Erik Walden Wins the Divisional Round Dance Contest

There wasn't a ton of dancing during the divisional round playoff games this past weekend, but there was certainly one dance that stood out about the rest--the one Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden busted out after a late game sack of Peyton Manning.Get down with your bad self Erik. Get down. Read more »
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Run Play Action on 4th-and-1, Turns Out as Bad as You Think

4th-and-1 with the score 28-17, Redskins offense was riding a lot of momentum following the Colt McCoy magic play. So it was a no-brainer to go for the first down. Except, running a play action was not exactly the best decision made by head coach Jay Gruden. As one could imagine the play ended badly for the Redskins. Colts Erik Walden came untouched off the edge. Alfred Morris was...
Via KCM Sports
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams WR Quick fined $8,268 for unnecessary roughness

  The NFL has fined St. Louis wide receiver Brian Quick $8,268 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's win over Seattle. Quick was penalized at the end of the first quarter after Rams running back Tre Mason lost 2 yards. His fine was announced by the league on Friday. Earlier this week, Colts linebacker Erik Walden was fined $27,562 after being ejected for making contact with...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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