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Will Colts get Into Another Conundrum at Center?

The Indianapolis Colts have been in search of a steady presence at center since the departure of Jeff Saturday. They have made attempts to fill the void, signing Samson Satele – who they thought would be a Pro Bowler – in 2012, then drafting Khaled Holmes in 2013. They also signed now-retired free agent Phil Costa to potentially bridge the gap between Satele and Holmes this offseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

20 Most Important Packers for 2014: #18 JC Tretter

For the fourth straight season the Packers will open up the season with a new starting center. In 2011 it was Scott Wells, followed by Jeff Saturday in 2012 and Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2013. This season the Packers will turn to former fourth round pick out of Cornell, JC Tretter.Tretter missed his rookie season due to torn ligaments in his ankle. He was able to return to the practice...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Former Carolina Panthers Offensive Lineman Jordan Gross Has Dropped Some Serious Weight

Last season when former Green Bay Packers/Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday retired he did the unthinkable and become nearly half he man he used to be. No, not because he was a man without a purpose anymore. He simply lost some serious weight.This season it appears that former Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross has undergone a similar transformation.@theMMQBLast...
Via FatManWriting
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 62 Khaled Holmes

Most would agree that good chemistry and continuity are critical factors for a team’s success. A perfect example would be the former Colts tandem of Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday. The center-quarterback duo started 172 games together over 12 seasons as the offense set several records throughout the 2000s.Since Manning both players have moved on, however, the offensive line has...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 63 Jeff Saturday

In 1999, the Indianapolis Colts were struggling to find consistency on the offensive line. After failing to sign a quality lineman in the 1998 draft, Nate Hobgood-Chittick, former defensive tackle for the Colts, encouraged then-general manager Bill Polian to take a chance on an electrical supply salesman in Raleigh who showed some prowess at North Carolina. That electrical supply...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Center Summer Battle

Green Bay Packers management has proven time and time again that the center position is just not something they hold in high regard.  Despite subtle please from QB1, the team just keeps letting effective centers walk out the door.  It definitely has proved correct once.  Former Packers C Scott Wells has not been able to produce up to the level of the contract that he signed with...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: Projecting starters on offense

While training camp is still over a month away, the Indianapolis Colts have several questions left to answer before the 2014 season gets underway. For this mailbag, we will stay away from the defensive side of the ball and concentrate on the offense. The Colts have several battles going on for starting spots from the interior offensive line to running back. Although it is still too...
Via cover32
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy OTA Press Conference Highlights

McCarthy had some good insight after Thursday’s OTA practice Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Thursday’s OTA practice and as I have been doing with his major pressers, I break down some of the comments he made.  These quotes are courtesy of Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We want to operate on lower volume of scheme...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Colts failed bid on Super Bowl

Each week we will sit down and grade a move or event by the your Colts. This week we took on yesterdays pitch for the Super Bowl. The NFL selected the site of the 2018 Super Bowl yesterday afternoon, and the Colts were not selected. The Minnesota Vikings won the bid, due in part to their new stadium. The Colts finished behind them, and New Orleans. The Colts should have been a lock...
Via cover32 - Colts
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The “Mountain” man is old news

Even if it was in 2013 when the Colts almost signed 6’9″ inch Hafthor Bjornsson. For catching up with the story CLICK HERE. In the meantime, look at this ginormous picture of the man, and tell me you did not think it was worth a shot of getting him in uniform for the Colts. Did you know? The @Colts once flirted with signing @GameOfThrones giant ‘The Mountain’ http://t.co...
Via cover32 - Colts
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts nearly signed a man as big as a building

If you watch Game of Thrones then you know who “The Mountain” is. Now, picture him in a Colts uniform. Dear god, imagine that man running full speed at you. If that does not make you want to wet your drawers then you sir are not scared of anything. Hafthor Bjornsson is his real name, and he is from Iceland and is 6’9″ and 419 pounds. You want to protect Andrew Luck? Stick...
Via cover32 - Colts
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Saturday to help Colts with Super Bowl pitch.

The Colts will present their bid tomorrow afternoon in Atlanta to host the 2018 Super Bowl. They will present after Minnesota and New Orleans, whom both are considered to be the bigger favorites over Indianapolis for the big game. The Vikings will have a brand new stadium to show off, and New Orleans is a perenial Super Bowl site, even after the light malfuction during the 2013 Super...
Via cover32 - Colts
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Time Capsule: A look back to the 2008 draft for the Indianapolis Colts

The 2008 draft for the Colts left them without a first round pick because of the trade to grab Tony Ugoh in 2007. Still the Colts would find a gem in the sixth round from a small school in Ohio called Mount Union. 2nd round, 59th overall – Mike Pollak (C, Arizona St) Mike Pollak was able to find himself in the starting line-up for 13 of the regular season games in his rookie season...
Via cover32 - Colts
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will the Colts draft in the 2014 NFL Draft?

The Colts have limited picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they have several needs. Here’s this Drunk Colts Fan’s version of a mock draft for the Colts at each pick. Pick #59 (Round 2) – Weston Richburg (C, Colorado St.) The team needs help along the offensive line, and landing a top tier center would be ideal. Richburg could be off the board by the time the Colts’ 2nd round...
Via Drunk Colts Fan
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Phil Costa fits in as a Colt

With Jeff Saturday leaving the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, the search for a comparable center was critical, I mean the center is the only offensive player to touch the ball every play. In the years since, the replacements have fallen short of the benchmark set by the 6 time pro-bowler. Samson Satele, who was the starting center in 2013, was cut last month and with the hopes of making...
Via cover32 - Colts
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign C Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith took over as the starting center from Jeff Saturday late in the 2012 season and played solid in limited action and then graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 8th ranked center in 2013 in his first full season as a starter. He’s still just a one year wonder, but this deal is a steal, getting him for under 4 million dollars per year. I can’t believe the Packers...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers get upgrade and risk with Julius Peppers

On Saturday morning, Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers made a splash with the signing of recently released Chicago Bear and 34 year old defensive end, Julius Peppers. The deal has been reported to be worth three years and up to $30 million with $7.5 million in guaranteed money. In the grand scheme of things, the money shouldn’t be a problem if Peppers can do the freakishly...
Via The Sports Bank
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: 5 Free Agents Team Should Consider

The new league calendar rolls around every March with the start of Free Agency and most Packers fans know that when Free Agency begins, Ted Thompson and company are usually quieter than a mouse eating a crumb of cheese. We all know that Thompson and McCarthy’s new league year begins at the NFL Draft where they can build with youth.If you don’t believe me the only major free agent...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

National rewind: Potential Indianapolis Colts FAs, Power Rankings, cheerleaders, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things national with featured rankings and lists you may enjoy. National Columns - The top-10 free agent linebackers in the NFL. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Pre-free agency edition. (READ) - The top-10 free agent defensive backs. (READ) - The top-10 cheerleading squads in the NFL. (READ) You may also...
Via cover32 - Colts
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Jeff Saturday; Signing D’Qwell Jackson; and more

It is that time of the week Indianapolis Colt’s fans.Catch up on all the biggest headlines from the past week below. The Colts sign veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. CLICK HERE  Where is Jeff Saturday now. CLICK HERE All-Pro linebacker Robert Mathis needs help. CLICK HERE Vontae Davis and Antoine Bethea becoming free agents. CLICK HERE Andrew Luck is never satisfied. CLICK...
Via cover32 - Colts
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are they now? Jeff Saturday

Coming into the 1998 Draft ranked as the No. 11 center available, Jeff Saturday was an “undersized” guy who had to work hard to be great. But great he was. Saturday started all 16 regular season games in just his second year with the Colts and every game thereafter for 85 consecutive games. Additionally, Saturday was the anchor of the Colts’ offensive line, which gave up the...
Via cover32 - Colts
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Best center in Indianapolis Colts draft history

When we talk about the center position in the NFL, Colts fans immediately think of longtime Colts center Jeff Saturday. He and Peyton Manning went hand in hand in the Colts offensive success during the Manning era. Their history was so evident that during the 2012 Pro Bowl, Saturday took a snap with the AFC (he was with the Packers then), and his final snap would be to Manning. One...
Via cover32 - Colts
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheap Rookie Contracts Are Changing NFL Landscape

It has been two and a half years since Colts center Jeff Saturday embraced Patriots owner Robert Kraft to signal the end of the 2011 NFL lockout and the beginning of a new collective bargaining agreement. There has been a myriad of prominent rules, regulations and changes made by the CBA, but one aspect of the current deal has made a bigger impact than anything else: the change to...
Via Standing O Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning still has strong fan base in Indianapolis

Peyton Manning still tugs on the heartstrings of Indianapolis football fans. Friends and former teammates are happy he's made it back to the NFL's biggest stage, and the general public is excited to see if No. 18 can win a second Super Bowl ring this weekend, too. Many in this town just wished this incredible season had come in Colts blue rather than Broncos orange. ''I think...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Casual Friday podcast talking cities and stadiums and The Long Winters – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-06

This week’s casual Friday Podcast with Denny was a lot of talk about Cleveland and it’s development. We talked about the land bridge from at the Horseshoe casino and also the city’s deal with the stadium. Hanging out in downtown Indianapolis for Thanksgiving Not traveling with a pregnant wife Spatchcocking a turkey How big a turkey fan are you? Denny’s slashed tire Denny...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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