With training camp only a few days away, I breakdown the battles we'll expect to see at the Indianapolis Colts' training camp. Today's entry is about the offensive guards. There are 2 open offensive guard spots open this training camp. Donald Thomas seems to be getting one as he's probably the most talented, and with his deal, I'd be surprised if he doesn...
The Colts have made a lot of signings in free agency and have addressed a lot of needs. I breakdown the position that needs the most attention (i.e draft picks, free agent signings) and the ones that need the least.Offensive GuardDonald Thomas is a solid addition, but he's nothing special. He should be a fine guard though, and I doubt many will have to worry about him. The problem...
Indianapolis has signed free agent defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin and is bringing back offensive guard Joe Reitz.
The Colts made the announcements Wednesday afternoon.
Franklin, who is 6-foot-1, 315 pounds, is a 10-year veteran who played most recently with San Diego last year. He made nine starts for the Chargers and finished with 23 tackles. He was originally drafted by Baltimore...
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March 20, 2013
Indianapolis Colts guard Joe Reitz is inactive for their playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Reitz has a concussion. He will be replaced by Jeff Linkenbach in Sunday's postseason opener.
The Colts' other inactives are wide receiver Nathan Palmer, tackle Tony Hills, safety Delano Howell, cornerback Teddy Williams and running back Delone Carter. Indianapolis also announced...
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January 06, 2013
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis will be active for his final home game at M&T Bank Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.
For the Colts: RB Delone Carter, DT Kellen Heard, S Delano Howell, OT Tony Hills, WR Nathan Palmer, G Joe Reitz and CB Teddy Williams
For the Ravens: S Omar Brown, DT Bryan Hall, LB Adrian Hamilton, G/T Ramon Harewood, CB Chris Johnson, G Jah Reid and WR Deonte Thompson
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Joe Reitz has been
ruled out for today’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens due to a concussion,
while safety Tom Zbikowski and offensive lineman Winston Justice are among
those questionable to play.
Reitz hasn’t been able to practice all week due to his
concussion. He is expected to be replaced by Jeff Linkenbach.
Zbikowski, the former...
For the Colts:
Out: G Joe Reitz (concussion)
Questionable: RB Delone Carter (ankle), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), C A.Q. Shipley (knee), S Tom Zbikowski (knee) and T Winston Justice (shoulder)
Probable: DT Kellen Heard (illness), T Bradley Sowell (illness), CB Teddy Williams (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), QB Andrew Luck (knee), LB Pat Angerer (illness), DE Cory Redding (quad...
The Indianapolis Colts will face the Baltimore Ravens in their AFC wild-card game without left guard Joe Reitz. Reitz will miss Sunday's matchup because of a concussion after he took a blow to the head during an extra-point attempt in last Sunday's victory over Houston. He battled knee and head injuries throughout the season while missing seven games but had started eight...
Colts left guard Joe Reitz will not play in Sunday's playoff game at Baltimore because of a concussion. He will likely be replaced by Jeff Linkenbach.
Reitz has been inactive for seven games this season because of knee and head injuries, though he had started eight of Indy's (11-5) last 10 games. He was kicked in the head on an extra-point during last Sunday's win over...
For the Colts:
Did not participate: DT Kellen Heard (illness), T Bradley Sowell (illness), LB Robert Mathis (non-injury) and G Joe Reitz (concussion)
Full participation: RB Delone Carter (ankle), DE Cory Redding (quad), C Samson Satele (ankle), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), C A.Q. Shipley (knee), S Tom Zbikowski (knee), T Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Teddy Williams (knee), LB Jerrell...
For the Colts:
Did not participate: LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury), LB Pat Angerer (illness), DT Kellen Heard (illness) and G Joe Reitz (concussion)
Limited participation: RB Delone Carter (ankle), DE Cory Redding (quad), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), S Tom Zbikowski (knee), T Winston Justice (shoulder) and C A.Q. Shipley (knee)
Full participation: C Samson Satele (ankle), LB Jerrell...
On a day when they clinched a playoff berth behind their record-setting quarterback, the Colts were rewarded with the best possible news.
The return of Chuck.
According to the Indianapolis Star, head coach Chuck Pagano is expected to resume coaching duties on Monday. Pagano, who's spent the last three months battling leukemia, will address his players at 10 a.m.
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has had a rollercoaster of a year.
His diagnosis and subsequent battle with leukemia gave birth to the Chuckstrong movement that may have provided his young team with the inspiration that they needed to fight for a playoff bid.
When the Colts lineup against Kansas City on Sunday, it could be the last time that they do without Pagano as reports...
Last week: 12 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.32 (24th)
DVOA: -21.0% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -18.8% (26th)
The Colts lost to the Texans last week and still only have one impressive win on their schedule and by impressive win I mean a win over a playoff team or a blowout of a bad team. They beat the Packers in that first ChuckStrong game and that’s it. They got blown out...
The Indianapolis Colts will be without two starters on the offensive line Sunday against the Houston Texans. Injured center Samson Satele (ankle) and right tackle Winston Justice (biceps) will not travel with the team to Houston, according to the Indianapolis Star. Center A.Q. Shipley and tackle Jeff Linkenbach will start instead. Running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker...
Colts running back Donald Brown, left guard Joe Reitz and safety Tom Zbikowski are inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee.
All three were ruled out earlier this week by interim coach Bruce Arians.
Also inactive for the Colts are linebacker Mario Harvey, defensive tackle Kellen Heard, receiver Nathan Palmer and offensive lineman Bradley Sowell.
Tennessee deactivated offensive...
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December 09, 2012
For another look at the 2012 Indianapolis Colts, I went ahead and watched last week's Colts game. Last week, the Colts went to Detroit and defeated the Lions, 35-33, to improve their record on the season to 8-4. They were down for most of the game, but Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes in the final three minutes, including the game-winner as time expired, to lift...
For the Indianapolis Colts this week against the Detroit Lions, an interesting tactic seems to be taking place.
Kill them with kindness.
How else can you explain the recent stories that popped up in the local paper?
Colts cornerback Darius Butler told the Indianapolis Star: “If you want to go create a receiver on Madden, that’s going to look like Calvin Johnson.”
The Colts are in the playoff hunt after three straight wins, and with a favorable schedule the rest of the way, have a decent chance at a one year successful rebuild.
The win comes on the shoulders of the entire team, but some players certainly had better games than others. But which ones had the better games? Which ones fell off the horse? We'll look at three players on offense...
On scenic West 56st St in Indianapolis, the Colts spoke with the media Monday as they prepared for their Thursday night showdown with division rival Jacksonville. Bruce Arians and the players discussed Chuck Pagano, the offensive line, the upcoming matchup and more. Quotes and information are provided courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
Over at The Indianapolis Star, Phil Richards reports on the continued shuffling of the Colts offensive line. Indianapolis has dealt with so much injury and instability along the offensive line that when Joe Reitz finally came back from his injury, Arians chose to keep Jeff Linkenbach in for continuity. Now Linkenbach is injured, and the shuffling begins anew.
The Colts started...
Bad news: Jerrell Freeman wasn't practicing on Wednesday, according to a report by Phil Richards. Still, Richards's article does provide some good news: Vontae Davis went the full practice, and Angerer and Reitz look possible for Sunday after limited practice today.
"Everyone else," Arians said, "is questionable, day to day."
That includes cornerback Vontae...
With a bevy of roster moves this week, it is probably best to look at them in a few different articles to give them the proper amount of analysis.
First, let’s take offense.
The Colts this week have sent OG Seth Olsen to Injured Reserve (with the “Designated to Return” label) and waived TE/FB Dominique Jones. Two players who have seen significant snaps and both started games...
The Indianapolis Colts will play Green Bay without linebacker Pat Angerer, cornerback Vontae Davis and offensive guards Joe Reitz and Seth Olsen.
All four are inactive Sunday.
Angerer (fractured right foot) and Reitz (knee) have not played since the preseason opener. Olsen (knee) replaced Reitz in the lineup and started the first three games. Davis left the Jacksonville game early...
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October 07, 2012
Joe Reitz (knee) - Out
Seth Olsen (knee) - Out
Vontae Davis (ankle) - Out
Justin King (groin) - Out
Pat Angerer (foot) - Out
Dwight Freeney (high ankle) - Questionable
Samson Satele (knee) - Questionable
To catch people up on the Colts's injury report, it looks like the defence - especially in the secondary - could be in a bit of trouble. With Davis and King both out...