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Preseason Wrap-Up: Colts Win the All-Important Third Game 24-14

Disclaimer: As a professional football writer (I have the membership card to prove it) I’m contractually obligated to treat preseason football as if it mattered. In reality, the only questions that matter in the preseason are as follows: 1. Did anyone die or worse, blow an ACL? 2. No, seriously. Who needs surgery as a result of this game? 3. No one? Oh great. Now let’s all act...
Via The Colts Authority
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colts Preseason 53-Man Roster Projections: Offense

Since the pre-camp edition of the projected 53-man roster, there have been some roster moves, some guys have gotten healthy and there have been performances (or a lack thereof) that now warrant an updated list. The Indianapolis Colts are not currently in the business of entertaining projects, especially at the skill positions on the offensive side of the ball. There are a few positions...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Observations From Preseason Week 1, Colts 10, Eagles…36

The Indianapolis Colts opened up the preseason in Philadelphia, in front of as many as 40 fans (okay, it wasn’t that sparse).  It looked like most Colts preseason games, in that it was pretty much a sloppy bloodbath of a loss.  The coaches are evaluating more than preparing for games this time of year (in Indy’s case, preparation takes a distant back seat to evaluation), but...
Via The Colts Authority
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Storylines to Watch as Training Camp Rolls on

[Editor’s note: We’re finally back!  Sorry for the long, quiet stretches between posts.  Let me introduce you, if you haven’t already ran across him, to longtime reader and Colts fan Jeff Gerbig.  Jeff has written things for us before, and I think you’ll find he fits right in to what you’d expect from The Colts Authority, while maintaining his own unique writing style...
Via The Colts Authority
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts season preview: Quarterback edition

After a 2014 season that saw the Indianapolis Colts reach the AFC Championship game, expectations and hopes are high for the upcoming season. This is the one of seven previews that will look at the different positions of the Colts’ roster and analyze the situation, the potential, and what will transpire in my opinion. We will start off by looking at the Colts’ strongest position...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hasselbeck is still getting random drug tests

Matt Hasselbeck is entering his 17th NFL season. The 39-year-old has appeared in just seven games over the last two seasons since joining the Indianapolis Colts, but he does not receive special treatment when it comes to drug testing. It looks like Hasselbeck got a love letter from the NFL early Monday morning. Random drug...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Position Preview: Quarterbacks

With training camp underway in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts will look to compete once again for a Super Bowl title. As we breakdown each position group, we start with the most important position on the field. The quarterback. Projected starter: Andrew Luck The fuel that drives the engine, quarterback Andrew Luck has been the reason for the Colts success ever since being drafted...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts release Gosder Cherilus

Right Tackle Gosder Cherilus’s time the Colts is over after two seasons and at least $12.3 million.  There goes one more from that 2013 free agent class, a group that featured the hard-running but oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw and Matt Hasselbeck (the 2nd best QB in the AFC South), but also such luminaries as LaRon “Battleship” Landry (I call him Battleship after the board...
Via The Colts Authority
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

#TBT: How Former Seattle Seahawks QB Coach Jim Zorn Once Taught Matt Hasselbeck How to Slide

Sometimes coaches have to resort to unusual or unorthodox methods to teach their players how to do something. Back in the day when he was the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks he once brought a child's toy--a slip 'n slide--along with a special instructor to teach his quarterbacks how to slide.It's probably a safe bet that was the one day every player asked his position...
Via FatManWriting
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts QB Hasselbeck ranked among NFL's top backups

The Indianapolis Colts' fortunes rest largely on the health and performance of star quarterback Andrew Luck. But if Luck were to be injured at some point this season, Colts fans can take comfort in the fact that all would not necessarily be lost. According to one pundit, the team has one of the NFL's most enviable backup situations.ESPN's John Clayton says Colts' QB Matt Hasselbeck...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

T-Jack heads back to Seattle

https://p.majuwe.com.../p.php?d=&s=0As Seattle begin to wind down their OTA workouts, the Quarterback position received a boost in depth on Tuesday as Tarvaris Jackson re-signed with the team per FOX Sports Mike Garofolo.Jackson, who was signed to replace Matt Hasselbeck in the lockout-shortened 2011 off-season featured in 15 games during that season despite suffering a torn...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Seattle Seahawks should dump their offensive coordinator

It’s an ugly thing to say that somebody should lose their job. As a sportswriter, I experience it almost every day. Throughout the 2014 season we posted several articles about potential replacements for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Some of them were semi-serious (like Matt Hasselbeck), others not so much (Marshawn Lynch.) For the most part we found it...
Via cover32
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 04, 2015  |  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
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