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2015 NFL Schedule

The 2015 NFL schedule is up on the site now, so a couple of quick notes: The Steelers have the longest travel drought ending this year, visiting Seattle on 11/29 for the first time since 2003. That game was an exciting Tommy Maddox/Matt Hasselbeck showdown. We've updated the team travel maps for 2015, San Francisco travels the most miles at 27,998 through the air. And Philadelphia...
Via Sports-Reference
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts 7-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford View image | gettyimages.com I love power offensive lineman from Stanford and Peat is just that.  I think Peat has a lot of potential at Right Tackle, even though some has projected him to play on the left side of the line. I don’t think it’d be smart for the Colts to move on with Gosder Cherilus at Right Tackle. This is...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Could Draft Matt Hasselbeck's Replacement this Year

Matt Hasselbeck is currently 39 and has made at least $3 million in each of the last three seasons, so it seems the Indianapolis Colts will soon be in a position to find a new backup quarterback.Given that Andrew Luck and T.Y Hilton will soon need new contracts, the most cap-friendly strategy would probably be selecting an inexpensive backup near the end of the draft. According to...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh On Recruiting For Michigan: ‘It Sells Itself’

Jim Harbaugh was on the Rich Eisen show on Tuesday morning talking with former NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck. Harbaugh discussed coaching Andrew Luck at Stanford, new S&C coach Kevin Tolbert and selling Michigan to recruits. via MLive.com’s Nick Baumgardner: Harbaugh on recruiting: "I think Michigan sells itself. I don't really think about selling it, maybe that's because […]...
Via Diehardsport
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday's Sports In Brief

NFL In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared. The league-union clash over the personal conduct policy, though, has only cranked up. U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled league arbitrator Harold Henderson's December denial of the six-time Pro Bowl...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Hasselbeck agrees to another year as Colts backup QB

  Matt Hasselbeck wanted one more shot at a Super Bowl ring. The Colts are giving him a chance. One month after losing in the AFC championship game, the 39-year-old quarterback signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. The signing allows Indianapolis to keep the AFC South's best quarterback tandem intact. Over...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts agree to extension with backup QB Hasselbeck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matt Hasselbeck wanted one more shot at a Super Bowl ring. The Colts are giving him a chance. One month after losing in the AFC championship game, the 39-year-old quarterback signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. The signing allows Indianapolis to keep the AFC South's best quarterback tandem...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Sign QB Matt Hasselbeck To A One-Year Extension

The Indianapolis Colts announced that they’ve signed veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year contract extension Thursday. The @Colts have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on a one-year contract extension. No worry on a backup quarterback for 2015 — Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) February 27, 2015 Hasselbeck, 39, finished out his two-year contract worth $7.25 million...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Pace Indicates A Quarterback Will Be Drafted

Defense and offensive line have gotten the early attention regarding the Chicago Bears and their NFL draft plans set by new GM Ryan Pace.  However, a question continues to linger in the background.  What does the 37-year old plan to do at quarterback?  As yet he has offered zero clarification on his actual plans for the position but subtle hints about his overlying plan have begun...
Via Sports Mockery
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How Adults Are Making Money Off Junior High Football Players

  Remember when you were mad that “recruiting analysts” were tracking 8th graders and colleges were offering scholarships to 9th graders? Rivals made news over the weekend when word got out that the site had given 12 year old quarterback Daron Bryden his very own tracking page, the first time a 6th grader had been honored with such a prestigious accomplishment. Let me give...
Via Busted Coverage
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Indianapolis Colts consider a QB during free agency?

There’s one axiom that almost every football coach, analyst and fan believes about the game today: The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. If a team has a good one, they are a contender. If they don’t, they have no chance of competing for a title. Thus, landing an elite signal caller is priority No. 1 for every team. While the best place to find one is in the draft, not every...
Via cover32 - Colts
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Indianapolis Colts consider a QB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Right now, the Indianapolis Colts are set at quarterback. Andrew Luck is a bona fide star, a player who positions the franchise as a Super Bowl contender for years to come. And he hasn’t even reached his potential yet, given that he’s coming off of his best statistical season in 2014. But behind Flacco, things are pretty thin for the Colts. At season’s end, Matt Hasselbeck...
Via cover32 - Colts
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential OC candidates

There are a few different ways Addazio can go with this new opportunity. He can promote from within and backfill the staff opening with hundreds of names. He can hire a first-time OC (like he did when he hired Day at Temple). Or he can hire a current OC who wants to come to BC. Most of Addazio's hires at Temple and BC have either worked with him in the past or had specific ties to...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts FA’s: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

For NFL teams, deciding which impending free agents to attempt to re-sign and which to let walk is never easy. With that being said, the Indianapolis Colts enter the offseason in an awkward position. They are one of the best teams in the NFL, but they have some major moves to make in order to get to the next level, and that includes parting ways with some players that helped them...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts’ Matt Hasselbeck Gets a Random Drug Test

Sure, why not? The Indianapolis Colts are moving on to the AFC Championship game, so we had better be sure backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck isn’t putting anything funny into his system. Random drug testing today.. obviously. — Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) January 12, 2015 Obviously putting a humorous spin on the testing, Hasselbeck shows his sense of humor. Maybe I...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Five Memorable NFL Wild Card Moments

NFL fans often overlook the NFL Wild Card playoff round as nothing more than a series of games between mismatched teams. However some of the most exciting NFL playoff moments over the last two decades have come from this opening round of postseason play.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Run Away From Titans: Finish Regular Season 11-5

Sunday the Indianapolis Colts finished off the regular season at the Tennessee Titans looking for a fast start and to establish some consistency early in the game. It took until their second possession and a mixture of good defense and field position to get the Colts on the board. Following a Tennessee punt, the Colts were set up inside the Titans’ 45-yard line. Andrew Luck and...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans close 2-14 season with 27-10 loss to Colts, will pick #2

I try to give every game the recap it deserves, even if it may feel like it doesn’t deserve much of a recap. So, today. The Titans lost to the Colts 27-10. The end. Oh, sure, I could talk about how Charlie Whitehurst again showed why he’s a backup quarterback, like a poor man’s Ryan Fitzpatrick with a stronger arm and greater willingness to take sacks. Or a defense that couldn’t...
Via Total Titans
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Avoid first Shutout in 21 years With Late TD By Zurlon Tipton

Fans of the Indianapolis Colts almost achieved a low that the team had not seen in 21 seasons of play. During a beat down by the Dallas Cowboys Sunday the team could not generate much offense. It was so bad that as the game went on it started to look like the Colts were in danger of being shut out for the first time in 21 years.When Andrew Luck was taken out there was not much reason...
Via FatManWriting
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Bench Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck and the entire Colts’ team are just a hot mess as the team is currently being shut out by the Dallas Cowboys 42-0. With enough of Luck turning over the ball left and right, the Colts benched him in the third quarter in favor of Matt Hasselbeck. At this time, it looks like Luck, who has thrown two costly interceptions, is done for the...
Via Sportsnaut
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts FA’s: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

Each year, teams are stricken with a group of their own impending free agents, and it forces them to make tough decisions. They decide to attempt to re-sign or cut ties with the players, some of which had become fixtures in the community or mainstays on the field.Often times, salary cap space dictates this for teams, the Indianapolis Colts being no different. They currently have...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Movember Mustaches in the Sports World

It’s that time of year again. That time when the ladies have to suffer through the upper-lip monstrosity known as the mustache. We do support the movement for men’s health, however that doesn’t necessarily mean every man can pull it off. You know the drill, I give you the annual “Mustaches in Sports.” Don’t worry girls, it’s just 30 days. Andy Reid photo courtesy of...
Via Sportsnaut
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck steps into the NFL on Fox booth today

In another case of a network using an active player for a broadcast role, Fox Sports will have Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the broadcast booth today. He’ll join the team of Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale for the St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals game at 4:05 p.m. ET. Granted, the game will be sent to just a handful of markets, Albuquerque...
Via Awful Announcing
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos-Raiders Capsule

DENVER (6-2) vs. OAKLAND (0-8) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Broncos by 11 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 4-4, Oakland 4-4 SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 60-47-2 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Raiders 34-14, Dec. 29, 2013 LAST WEEK - Broncos lost to Patriots 43-21; Raiders lost to Seahawks 30-24 AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 3, Raiders No. 32 BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5)...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Titans and third downs

In case you haven’t heard, the Titans are currently last in the league in third-down conversion percentage. I ended up writing about third downs separately this week, so I thought it was worth taking a look at some of what’s going on with the Titans’ terrible third-down performance. 1. The Titans are facing more third-and-long situations. All third downs are not created equal...
Via Total Titans
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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