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What to Expect: David Parry

Welcome back to What to Expect, a long-running Colts Authority tradition that reminds the world that once-upon-a-time, I used to write football articles. Please note that when I say “long running”, I mean that it will take me the rest of the summer to get to the sixth round. Each spring, I evaluate the picks the Colts make, and try to set realistic baselines for player performance...
Via The Colts Authority
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Colts may finally get defensive

The time may have finally come for general manager Ryan Grigson and the Indianapolis Colts to focus on the defensive side of the ball in the NFL draft. The Colts are clearly a team with Super Bowl aspirations, and after focusing heavily on offense in the draft over the past few years under Grigson, the defense is due for an infusion of youth and talent.As Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Colts’ Top First-Round Needs

Welcome Tim Forsyth II, former editor/owner of Go Colts Damnit, to the CA team. A long-time Colts fan with an itch to write, Tim will be contributing periodically here on CA and can be fount on Twitter at the handle @Colts_TNFII. As the NFL Draft is quickly approaching, we’re going to take at which positions the Colts should target in the first round. There are needs across the...
Via The Colts Authority
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts brass agrees on targets for the NFL Draft

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson agree on what players the Colts need to target for the draft next week. Playmakers. During Grigson’s press conference today he clarified that he and his coach were on the same page headed into next week. “I want playmakers. Chuck wants playmakers. We need playmakers.” Grigson stated. But where do the...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

This nugget about the 11 Indianapolis Colts starters on defense is just wild

The Indianapolis Colts have had a very busy offseason. While the addition of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson grabbed the most headlines, this is stunning. Of the 11 current projected starters on defense for the #Colts 9 were acquired through free agency. Most of any team. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 6, 2015 Of course, not all nine of those starters are free agency additions...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the Colts’ Biggest Needs Now?

PFS: Colts visited the topic of what the Colts needed a month ago before free agency struck. Now that the frenzy has died down, the question is still valid but the answers have slightly changed.*The Colts signed safety Dwight Lowery last night. However, as a 29-year-old, mid-tier player, it hardly removes the need for a safety or two. Input given without Lowery signing having occurred...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

With 29th Pick, Colts Need to Take a Defensive Tackle

After trading away their first-round draft pick in 2014, the Indianapolis Colts once again have a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. After a busy free agency period, the Colts still have a few holes that need filled. They are looking at needs at the safety, offensive tackle and nose tackles positions.If the Colts and general manager Ryan Grigson are actually going all in...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Colts' Defensive Line is Not Ready for 2015

While a solid secondary led an above average Indianapolis Colts defense in 2014, the unit struggled against the run, and that started with the defensive line.Indianapolis ranked 22nd in yards allowed per carry, 19th in rush defense DVOA, and 25th in success rate against the run, according to Advanced Football Analytics (DVOA is Football Outsiders’ proprietary efficiency metric...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Little-Known Colts Who Could Make Big Impacts in 2015

The Indianapolis Colts still have some perceived holes in their roster, especially along both the offensive and defensive lines. The Kendall Langford signing certainly helped mitigate the loss of Cory Redding, but the Colts still have a glaring need of dominance at nose tackle. Zach Kerr, Montori Hughes and Josh Chapman haven’t proven that they can be true run stoppers quite yet...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: What direction are the Colts heading in?

The Indianapolis Colts have already made news this offseason for cutting several veterans like LaRon Landry, and Ricky Jean-Francois.This has allowed Ryan Grigson to have over $30 million in spending come free agency in just a few weeks. So where does that leave the Colts as players in free agency? The Colts were over paying both Landry and Ricky, so the extra cap space there is...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Way too early: First round mock draft for the Indianapolis Colts

For a team that just made the AFC Championship in their third year of a rebuild the Indianapolis Colts still have some holes to fill on both sides of the ball. After a dubbing to the hands of the Patriots the Colts are almost in the same spot as they were a year earlier after they were dominated in the trenches yet again. But this time the Colts have shown promise. The left side...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts issues start with the big boys up front

Simply put, the Colts were made to look like little boys against the New England Patriots Sunday night. Giving up over 200 yards rushing and held to a pathetic 19 yards on the ground. When your leading rusher is Andrew Luck it has been a bad night. Seven carries for Trent Richardson ended in 0 yards, as he was constantly hit before even getting close to the line-of-scrimmage. As...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Indianapolis Colts second preseason game

Before the Indianapolis Colts blew a 26 point lead Saturday night against the New York Giants, the team had plenty of positive notes to take away from the night. 1. D”Qwell Jackson will be a giant upgrade along the front seven Jackson has benefited from the play of Josh Chapman and Art Jones up front. Those two have caused early problems for offensive lines, and Jackson is quick...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts players getting ready for training camp

By this time tomorrow, Indianapolis Colts players will have reported to Anderson, Indiana for the start of the 2014 training camp. Some players took to Twitter today to announce how they are preparing for it.   I can’t wait to report to training camp. Im ready to embrace the grind with my new brothers on this journey . You call a game. I call life. — Arthur Jones (@Artj97) July...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally the Indianapolis Colts will have depth on the defensive line

The Indianapolis Colts will be able to enjoy some depth at the defensive line in 2014, something that they could not say in years past. With training camp just two days away, many Colts fans will be able to watch a new unit try to mesh together, and come out as one of the most improved units for the Colts. In the offseason the Colts acquired Art Jones, a 6’3″ 337 pound monster...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dregs of the Roster: Josh Chapman Film Review

Josh Chapman is going to be a star. I try to stay calm and objective when writing about the Colts. It’s not hard to find overblown rhetoric about sports, after all. Finding rational critiques can be more difficult, and I do my best to contribute meaningful analysis rather than hype. But as I re-watched Chapman’s work in 2013, that one phrase kept popping into my head. Josh Chapman...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 96 Josh Chapman

Indianapolis Colts starting nose tackle Josh Chapman was a two-time BCS National Championship winner at the University of Alabama. He earned second-team All-SEC honors in his senior season in 2011, a season where he played almost the entire time on a torn ACL.In the 2012 NFL Drafty, Chapman slipped to the 136th overall pick in Round 5 when the Colts finally took him off the board...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

CA Charting Project: 2014 Indianapolis Colts Offseason Film Reviews

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that vein, we have several film-review series going thoughout...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL admits making replay mistake in Colts game

Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew. Sunday's replay reversal, which gave the Bengals a touchdown, was a mistake. On Tuesday night, Dean Blandino, the NFL's head of officiating, told NFL Network there was not enough evidence to overrule the original call that BenJarvus Green-Ellis was stopped short of the goal line on fourth-and...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL calls replay reversal 'judgment' call

Colts coach Chuck Pagano isn't looking for an apology over Jeff Triplette's latest officiating controversy. One day after the ref reversed a call on fourth-and-goal, giving the Bengals a touchdown at the end of the first half instead of the Colts a stop, Pagano says he's still waiting to hear from the NFL. Triplette made the change after he said the replay showed BenJarvus Green...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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