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Colts' Thornton hoping for a healthy 2015

The Indianapolis Colts have questions along the offensive line heading into training camp. Guard High Thornton hopes he can be one of the answers and after an injury-plagued 2014 season. Thornton, the Colts' third-round pick in 2013, played in just 10 games last season because of ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. He spent the team's recently compleed offseason program rotating as...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Draft: #ManCrushMonday: John Miller

This week on Colts Draft: #ManCrushMonday, we will take a look at Louisville offensive guard John Miller and why he would be a good fit with the Indianapolis Colts.The Colts are in a position right now where their offensive line is not as big of a need as it had been to start the offseason, and it is to the point where their starting five or kind of settled. Whether Khaled Holmes...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: AFC Championship Game vs. Patriots

You and I both know what happened in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. The Colts lost. Badly. Again. And the Patriots were using deflated footballs. Instead of belaboring the same old points about the offense’s ineptitude, the coaches’ ineptitude, the defense’s ineptitude and Roger Goodell’s ineptitude, I’m going to do what I do best: focus all of my attention on an...
Via The Colts Authority
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Divisional Round vs. Broncos

Writer’s note: Due to ongoing server issues at Colts Academy, I’m over here again this week, and I’ll probably stay here the rest of the season – however long that may be. Please see the toggles in my last Colts Academy post for definitions of terminology and disclaimers regarding subjectivity. The narrative would have been so easy: the Colts’ offensive line caused the...
Via The Colts Authority
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Wild Card vs. Bengals

Writer’s note: The Colts Academy server, which has performed admirably under the weight of craploads of graphic demands, is finally rebelling, so I’m back over here for this week’s post. Many of the images and GIFs below are linked from that server, so please be patient with loading. I apologize for anything that doesn’t work. If you’re unclear on any terminology or want...
Via The Colts Authority
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts lose second offensive lineman for wild-card game

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano says right guard Hugh Thornton will not play Sunday against Cincinnati. Pagano ruled out Thornton following Friday's practice. Thornton missed four of the last five regular-season games with injuries and played just 18 snaps in the regular-season finale before hurting his right shoulder. He'll join right tackle Gosder Cherilus on the sideline...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts loses 2nd offensive lineman vs. Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts coach Chuck Pagano says right guard Hugh Thornton will not play Sunday against Cincinnati. Pagano ruled out Thornton following Friday's practice. Thornton missed four of the last five regular-season games with injuries and played just 18 snaps in the regular-season finale before hurting his right shoulder. He'll join right tackle Gosder Cherilus on the sideline...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans' Andre Johnson inactive against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Johnson's chase for reception No. 1,000 has been put on hold because he is inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis. DeVier Posey will start in place of Johnson, who has 996 career catches. Johnson is out with a concussion. Houston (7-6) also has deactivated tight end Garrett Graham, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals deactive injured receiver A.J. Green

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Receiver A.J. Green is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts with a toe injury. Green will be replaced by Brandon Tate for the second straight week. Cincinnati linebacker Jayson DiManche will replace Emmanuel Lamur, who is out with a shoulder injury. Vincent Rey will start for linebacker Rey Maualuga, who is out with a hamstring injury. Cincinnati (3-1-1...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Head-scratching and Top Plays from Colts-Texans

The Colts had to grind out their fourth victory of the season, but man, there were a lot of fun plays on the road to this win. What looked to be yet another Thursday night blowout turned into quite a nail-biter. Don’t put this one on Trent Richardson I gush about how many good plays occurred in this game and then I start with a bad one. Go figure. This play really confuses me....
Via The Colts Authority
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts capsule

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (12-6) New faces: S Mike Adams, LB D'Qwell Jackson, DL Arthur Jones, OL Lance Louis, OL Jack Mewhort, WR Hakeem Nicks. Key losses: LB Pat Angerer, RB Vick Ballard, S Antoine Bethea, RB Donald Brown, OL Mike McGlynn, C Samson Satele, OG Donald Thomas. Strengths: QB, WR, TE. Weaknesses: OL, RB, S. What's New: With tight end Dwayne Allen back, Colts can create mismatches...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Preseason Week 2

The Colts’ offense appears to be on the cusp of breaking through. Five first-team drives in two preseason games have generated 13 points, a middling figure, but three of the four drives that started in the Colts’ half have reached their opponents’ territory (one began in the Giants’ half after a turnover). Aside from that running back who makes everyone grumpy, the biggest...
Via The Colts Authority
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No position is more uncertain for the Colts than the offensive line

We have no gone over all the skill positions on the Colts offense for training camp, we will no move onto the most important for success in 2014. the hog mollies. Only two positions are set in stone for the Colts on the offensive line. Both tackles Anthony Castonzo (LT), and Gosder Cherilus(RT), both played over 99 percent of the offensive snaps last season.Both are neither elite...
Via cover32 - Colts
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 60 Lance Louis

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson may have been the busiest man in the NFL over the last two seasons. There has been a mass exodus of players—and personnel—during the transition from the Manning to Luck eras. Some moves, such as the release of Dwight Freeney, were well publicized.Other moves, however, received such little fanfare that they usually only receive a...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Big Questions Facing the Colts in 2014

How improved is the offensive line?For the third straight year, the front office has added to the offensive line in hopes of keeping Andrew Luck clean and to open up running lanes for the running backs. Many of the acquisitions have not paid off yet, as Luck has been sacked 75 times the last two seasons, and the team has had just one 100-yard rusher in that time.This year, offensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dregs of the Roster: Lance Louis Film Review

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...
Via The Colts Authority
April 14, 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...
Via The Colts Authority
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Sign G Lance Louis To A Reserve/Future Contract

The Indianapolis Colts announced that they have signed former Bears and Dolphins G Lance Louis to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday. Typically, these contracts are reserved for young players who the team is hoping to give a shot to compete for a roster spot during training camp. Louis, 28, was a fairly serviceable player for the Bears a few years ago, but he was forced to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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