Will Colts get Into Another Conundrum at Center?

The Indianapolis Colts have been in search of a steady presence at center since the departure of Jeff Saturday. They have made attempts to fill the void, signing Samson Satele – who they thought would be a Pro Bowler – in 2012, then drafting Khaled Holmes in 2013. They also signed now-retired free agent Phil Costa to potentially bridge the gap between Satele and Holmes this offseason...
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September 19, 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...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Phil Costa retires and what that means

This was quite the shocker: center Phil Costa retires after signing a 2-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts only a few months ago. To add to the shock-value, Costa is only 26-years old. Though, it is quite understandable that he just couldn’t take the mental strain of the NFL anymore. And I am also sure he wants to have a healthier lifestyle for the remainder of his life...
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts mock draft 2.0

Everything changes, and over the course of just two weeks, draft boards everywhere are decidedly different than what they were before pro days. In my first mock draft I was high on Cody Latimer, a receiver out of Indiana University, who could be the next Reggie Wayne. I stood by that comparison then, and still do. After several experts  went over his game tape after his pro day...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Cowboys' Phil Costa explains his sudden retirement from NFL at age 26

At just 26 years of age, former Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa abruptly announced his retirement just weeks after signing as a free agent with the Colts.  His announcement came on Tuesday, according to The Dallas Morning News.  Costa's reason?  "Enough was enough".A dislocated ankle. A sprained knee. Multiple back issues. General aches and pains in only four years in the...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: Colts draft needs

Another question this weeks that pertains to the NFL draft, and many of you fans are concered with no first round pick will the Colts be able to come away with a draft class that could produce a few starters. With the Phil Costa retirement, the Colts are frantically searching now for more depth on the interior line. Will Khaled Holmes, and Hugh Thorton finally be able to step into...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts have a top-3 offense in the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Results of Twitter #Mock1v2 for Colts

If you are a regular, participating member of “Draft Twitter”, you will notice mock drafts pop up spontaneously. They may be sponsored by a site like Pro Football Spot’s mock drafts or they may be thrown together by individuals and create an enormous draft community. That is what happened recently during the seven-round #Mock1v2.In this Twitter mock draft, each NFL team was...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Costa Retires, Josh Gordy Re-Signs, & the Colts Sign a Guy Named Colt

  Follow @MarcusDugan Monday was an odd and busy day at the Indianapolis Colts headquarters.  The players returned, went through some workouts, and met with coaches.  Oh, and on is 38th day as a Colt, center and free agent signee Phil Costa decided to hang up his cleats for good. Retiring at 26, Costa leaves the Colts in a strange position, having cut last year’s starter, Samson...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooke Hogan’s ex-boyfriend Phil Costa retires from NFL

It’s been a rough six months for Phil Costa. The guy broke up with Brooke Hogan, barely played last season, and now he’s retiring from the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that they are placing the center on the reserve-retired list. “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from the game,” […]
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Phil Costa retires after signing two year deal with Colts last month

We broke the story last month that the Indianapolis Colts had signed veteran Phil Costa to a two year deal to help streghtn the interior offensive line. Well today that signing becomes pointless. The Colts announced after their first offseason workouts that they have place Phil Costa on the retirement list. Ryan Grisons had this to say “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts C Phil Costa Retiring From The NFL

  The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they have placed veteran C Phil Costa on the Reserve/Retired list. “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from the game,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We certainly understand and wish him nothing but the best.” This comes a surprise given that the Colts signed Costa to a two-year contract worth $2.75 million at...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hammit mock draft 1.0

With Draft Day fast approaching, the Indianapolis Colts are in a great position to take away some players in needed positions. First it is important that the Colts fill their needs in the first few rounds. With no 1st round pick, they must make important and thoughtful acquisitions. Adding Phil Costa to the mix at center, their main needs now are safety and wide receiver – two...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: Can the Colts jump into the first round?

One quick question again this week, and it pertains to the Indianapolis Colts and the NFL draft next month. Question: The Colts seem to be showing a lot of interest in first round talent, is this a sign for possible trade up or just due diligence.  It could be both, however a trade up seems unlikely as Ryan Grigson does not have much to offer. Every team will attend multiple pro...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Best inside linebackers in Colts draft history

When talking about the inside linebacker position, the more modern fan doesn’t think of many notable players that standout. Recently drafted Pat Angerer was injury prone and didn’t bring anything above and beyond to the linebacker core. He led the team in tackles in the abomination that was the 2011 season. I may beat this to the ground in every article I write, but the Colts...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Phil Costa fits in as a Colt

With Jeff Saturday leaving the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, the search for a comparable center was critical, I mean the center is the only offensive player to touch the ball every play. In the years since, the replacements have fallen short of the benchmark set by the 6 time pro-bowler. Samson Satele, who was the starting center in 2013, was cut last month and with the hopes of making...
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April 09, 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

Horseshoe mailbag

It is that time of the week again, time for our weekly mailbag where here at cover32 Colts we answer the fans questions. So let us not waste anytime and get right down to the questions. Question 1- How soon do you see the Colts making their next FA splash? The Colts started off strong last Tuesday when free agency began by signing Arthur Jones, Vontae Davis, and would later add Phil...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts sign veteran center not named Alex Mack

The Indianapolis Colts have signed a veteran center, and it is not who many Colts fans thought it owuld be. It is former Dallas Cowboy, Phil Costa. Costa was an undrafted free agent from the University of Maryland in 2010. He has played in 26 games, 20 of those being starts. He started all 16 games last season for the Cowboys, which allowed Tony Romo to throw for over 4,000 yards...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Best wide receiver available is in town to visit the Detroit Lions

The second day of free agency is underway. Golden Tate is in town and visiting with general manager Martin Mayhew. They also had former Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa around for a visit, but he is only projected as a backup to Dominic Raiola. It might not seem very exciting, but the Lions are being very patient. Some of the contracts signed yesterday bordered on ridiculous, and...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Cowboys C Phil Costa Visited With The Lions & Patriots Tuesday

  Aaron Wilson reports that former Cowboys Phil Costa visited the Lions and Patriots on Tuesday. He released by the Cowboys just a few days in their attempt to free up some much needed cap space. Costa, 26, signed a two-year, $2.7 million contract with the Cowboys that also included a $450,000 guaranteed last year. However, he was limited to playing in just three games last year...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Releasing Phil Costa

Dallas Cowboys: Releasing Phil CostaDallas linemen On Friday, the Dallas Cowboys released center Phil Costa and restructured the contract of guard Mackenzy Bernadeau to get under the $134.55 million 2014 salary cap. It was a quiet, unsurprising, painless end to Costa’s Dallas career. He may never play another NFL snap. What happened? Costa just one year ago signed a two-year extension...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Offseason Blueprint Version1.0

Cap ManagementThe Cowboys have already restructured the contracts of Tony Romo, Orlando Scandrick, Sean Lee and Mackenzy Bernadeau along with the release of center Phil Costa to get under the cap entering free agency. However, they are currently just under the cap, so more space needs to be created...RestructuresDemarcus Ware - Even if the Cowboys can't work out a pay cut, realeasing...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Players They Can't Afford To Lose In Free Agency

The new mantra in Dallas is not being “America’s Team” rather it has become “Being able to get under salary cap” for 2014.With roughly $2 million to spare, the Cowboys go into free agency knowing more has to be done to secure players who can help this team finally get to the playoffs.The team has missed the postseason the last three years after losing in the final game...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Dallas Cowboys Cut Miles Austin, Phil Costa?

The Cowboys are having financial issues, as usual, and receiver Miles Austin and center Phil Costa may be released to save a little money.If Austin is released post June 1st, the Cowboys would save $5.5 million for 2014. For Costa, that number is lower as it comes in at $1.5 million.Miles Austin hasn’t played up to the contract he signed in 2010 when the Cowboys inked him to a...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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