Indianapolis Colts won’t let Hakeem Nicks wear #88

Back in the day, the great Marvin Harrison wore the number 88 for the Indianapolis Colts. The has yet to officially retire his number, but that doesn’t mean it’s up for grabs. The Colts and former Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks agreed to a one-year deal this offseason, but won’t let him wear the #88 jersey. Instead of dawning the double-eights on his jersey, Nicks will wear...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts reportedly won't allow Hakeem Nicks to wear No. 88

(Credit: BSO) Although the number 88 isn’t officially retired by the Indianapolis Colts, it appears nobody else will wear it again for the team. This includes recently signed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who wore 88 with the New York Giants. 88 is a sacred number in Indy, as it belonged to the franchise’s all-time leading receiver Marvin Harrison, as well as Hall of Fame tight...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts haven’t retired No. 88, but they won’t let Nicks wear it

Technically, the Colts have not retired the 88 jersey which the team’s all-time leading receiver, Marvin Harrison, wore during his 13 seasons in Indianapolis, and which Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey wore for nine seasons in Baltimore. But the Colts aren’t giving No. 88 out anymore. That became clear when the Colts’ website announced that Hakeem Nicks, the newly arrived...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts won't let Hakeem Nicks wear soon-to-be honored #88

After wearing No. 88 during his five-year career with the New York Giants and as a standout receiver at North Carolina, Hakeem Nicks has been given No. 14 by the Colts, according to the team's website.And not by any choice of the newly acquired wideout.To be clear, the Colts have not officially retired the 88 jersey which the team’s all-time leading receiver, Marvin Harrison...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Best players ever drafted by Indianapolis Colts

The biggest Mayflower move since Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492, the Baltimore Colts packed up in the middle of the night and moved the franchise to Indianapolis. Since then, the Colts have made a slew of great draft picks. The Peyton Manning era led to one Super Bowl victory in February of 2007, and had several Pro Bowl players on the roster that Bill Pollian...
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Indianapolis Colts: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

When it comes to finding superstar talent in the draft the Indianapolis Colts are amongst the best in the business. Over the years they have drafted some of the greatest players ever to grace the football field. Colts superstars included Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Marshall Faulk and Marvin Harrison. More recently they have struck gold with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Despite...
Via Football Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Best free agent signing in Indianapolis Colts history

As the free agency frenzy is underway we look back to all the free agents that the Colts have signed throughout the years.Free agency began in 1992, but I have allowed one small void to be allowed. Prior to the “Plan B” was allowed players could be released from their contract. So if a player was released and signed I have allowed him to be added to my list. I have made my picks...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

How Does Calvin Johnson Compare With Other Wide Receiver Greats?

Calvin Johnson is my favorite football player, and when all is said and done, he will go down as one of the greatest Wide Receivers ever in NFL History! Too be quite frank, he already is! Johnson has played in seven NFL seasons to date and even broke Jerry Rice’s single season record for most receiving yards. Not a bad way to start off your career. I am going to compare Johnson...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Decker needs to be in blue and white

Bringing Eric Decker to Indianapolis alongside T.Y. Hilton would bring the team back to the old days of Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison and Manning to Reggie Wayne. With two talented young receivers on the Colts offense, their teams will have to turn their focus off Hilton and spread it around the field. Decker has had recent sucess in Denver the last two seasons(172 receptions...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Best tight ends in Colts draft history

It’s pretty phenomenal as we look back at the great draft history the Indianapolis Colts have had that spans decades. The Colts went from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck, had a transition from Marshall Faulk to Edgerrin James, and had two Hall of Famers play with each other in Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison. The tight end position is no different as the Colts have slam dunked on...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colt’s Mount Rushmore: Can the Colts really leave off Johnny U?

So Indianapolis Colts fans, have you read the latest cover32 article on each team’s Mount Rushmore? If you have not, go ahead and check it out HERE and see who landed on the mountain for the Colts. Now before you say anything make sure you understand the rules for this one. Basically the whole Colts history was invalid for this term. Meaning that any player that played in Baltimore...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bust City: Indy’s worst receivers in draft history

We all know with great risk can come great reward. But sometimes those risks do not work out and you end up with nothing. That is what happens come every draft day in the NFL. Some players will turn out to be what you expected,some will surprise you and turn out better, and some will bellow bellow expectations and be labeled a bust. The Indianapolis Colts have had luck in the department...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Drafted wide receivers in Colts history

From 1996 onwards, Indianapolis Colts fans have always had a mainstay at the wide receiver position. First it was Marvin Harrison then in 2001 it was Reggie Wayne manning the opposite side of the formations. Both of those men have put up numbers that will get them to the Hall Of Fame somewhere down the road. However, Colts fans have had to endure a new look team after Week 7 of the...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Hall of Fame class

The last two classes of modern era players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame have been, from top to bottom, as Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame solid as they come. Not everyone I would have picked myself got in, but none of the people who did were borderline cases, at least in my eyes. Voters knocked several of the most deserving players off the list, meaning predicting...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Back to his roots:Where Marvin Harrison is now

Having been drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, Marvin Harrison spent 13 years alongside the Colts with most of those years catching passes from Peyton Manning. Before his NFL career, Harrison played college football at Syracuse – where he even spent a year with quarterback, Donovan McNabb. While he set a school record with 2,718 career receiving yards, which was only a...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Many more wide receiver debates coming to the Hall of Fame

Last year, when Cris Carter was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his sixth year as a finalist, it seemed to break up a bit of a logjam at the wide receiver position. This year, another wide receiver who had been waiting for years, Andre Reed, was selected in his eighth year as a finalist. But the Hall of Fame debates at the wide receiver position have just begun. Two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Harrison’s Strange Hall of Fame Snub

One of the nice new twists to the ‘NFL Honors’ night before the Super Bowl is the unveiling of the next Hall of Fame class to be enshrined in Canton prior to the 2014 season.In his first year of eligibility this year, it was widely expected that former Indianapolis Colts’ receiver Marvin Harrison would become a first-ballot electee into the Hall.Yet when the names were announced...
Via Football Nation
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts add another Canadian to their linebacking corps

The last time the Colts looked north to Canada they found Jerrell Freeman, who has now led the team in tackles for the last two seasons. Yesterday the Colts looked to strike gold again when they signed linebacker Henoc Muamba of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Just recently Muamba was released by the Blue Bombers so that he could pursue his career in the NFL. Before the Colts signed the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

This Reggie Wayne drawing gaining steam on Twitter is awesome

Other than the facts the Indianapolis Colts won their Super Bowl seven years ago today, Twitter is pretty quiet on the Colts front this Tuesday. That was until I stumbled across this awesome drawing of Reggie Wayne. Finally finished my #ReggieWayne drawing!! #ColtsNation @colts — Andrea Hetrick (@hetro4) February 4, 2014 That wins Twitter today. Make...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Harrison, HOF snub first time around?

The 2014 Hall Of Fame class was announced late Saturday night, and when former Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison was left off the list, Colts fans took to social media to share their complaints. Many were outraged that the former Colts all pro receiver was left off the list. Harrison finished his career in 2008 with the same team he started with, the Colts. He amassed...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Harrison snubbed on 2014 Hall of Fame list

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison and coach Tony Dungy noticeably were absent on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2014 list released during Saturday's "NFL Honors" Awards ceremony. Quite simply, Harrison was snubbed. The eight-time Pro Bowl pick ranks third in career receptions, seventh in receiving yards and fifth in receiving touchdowns...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts HOF connections: Dungy, Harrison

Anyone looking for an expert to discuss the candidacies of Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame didn't need to search very far during Super Bowl week. Hey, Peyton, what do you think? ''Marvin Harrison had a tremendous impact on my career,'' star quarterback Peyton Manning said before getting ready to lead the Denver Broncos into the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogger debate: Andre Reed vs. Marvin Harrison

Joe: So we are about 24 hours away from the HOF vote and there seems to be a debate about who should get in first, Andre Reed or Marvin Harrison. Gotta love HOF debates. So, instead of me being bias and saying Reed should get in before Harrison, I wanted to reach out to Greg over at Colts Authority to see if he agrees with me that Reed should get in before Harrison..Come on, Greg...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Hall Of Fame Class 2014

15 Former NFL players are one step closer to entering the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio In November 2013, a 25 member list was announced. That list was cut down to 15 and announced on the NFL Network. Punter Ray Guy and Defense End Claude Humphrey were chosen as finalist in August by the Senior Selection Committee. The Modern Era Finalist include: Morten Anderson, Jerome Bettis...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Hall Of Fame 2014: Which WR Will Get In Inducted?

There are 3 great wide receivers ready for possible Hall of Fame induction next month: Marvin Harrison, Tim Brown, and Andre Reed.  Which of the three is most deserving?  What follows is my best attempt to make an informed decision.First, as always, let’s take a look at some of the numbers:                          Reed             Brown    ...
Via Football Nation
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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