Colts Positional Preview: Quarterbacks

 Andrew Luck is the obvious starter at quarterback, but can Chandler Harnish challenge Matt Hasselbeck for the backup job? This preview covers the quarterbacks. Current Depth Chart:Starter – Andrew LuckBackup – Matt Hasselbeck3rd String – Chandler Harnish Andrew LuckIt’s been two short seasons for 24-year-old Andrew Luck, and the best has yet to come. Andrew Luck has established...
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NFL Suspends Lavon Brazill for One Year

The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts Lavon Brazill for one year after he violated the NFL Policy & Program for Substance and Abuse.Last year, Lavon Brazill was suspended for the first 4 games of the season for violating the very same policy he violated today. Brazill was a key depth player last season for the Colts and even had some good games in the playoffs. It was expected...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Battle at Running Back

 The Indianapolis Colts have 3 quality running backs on the roster, and the fight for the starting job is up for grabs. What do you do when you have 3 running backs, with at least one year of starting experience, on the same roster? You try and utilize all the talents. The Colts currently have 3 talented running backs in Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw.Trent...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Donte Moncrief have an Impact?

The Indianapolis Colts drafted wide receiver Donte Moncrief in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Many expect him to be a long-term impact player, but can he have an impact in his rookie season? Donte Moncrief went to Ole Miss where he had 3 impactful seasons, amassing over 2300 receiving yards as well as 156 catches with 20 touchdowns. Moncrief is 6’2, weighs at about 220 pounds...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Different Offensive Philosophies in the Andrew Luck Era

 Andrew Luck is entering his third year with the Indianapolis Colts, and will also be enduring another offensive philosophy switch. Let’s look back and ahead to the different offensive philosophies in the Andrew Luck era. Year 1 w/ Bruce Arians (Vertical/Deep Ball) In Andrew Luck’s rookie year, the Colts asked him to do a lot for a rookie quarterback, and in return Luck set...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Send Fili Moala to IR; Sign Gannon Conway

The Indianapolis Colts have made a transaction today, sending veteran Fili Moala to the Injured Reserve and signing defensive end Gannon Conway.It looks like Fili Moala will have another shortened season. Moala partially tore his ACL, which is good enough to miss the entire season, according to sources. Moala tore his ACL in 2012 as well, but managed to play in every game last season...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the Colts' Defense Improved?

 The Indianapolis Colts have made some additions, but they’ve also had some departures. Have they improved as a whole? The Colts have made several additions this offseason to their defense. The biggest addition was the one of Arthur Jones. Jones played with the Baltimore Ravens and was an underrated starter for them. Jones adds quality to their defensive line and it also adds...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What's Andrew Luck's Next Contract Going to Look Like?

 Andrew Luck is going to get a fat, juicy extension (or new contract) in the next few seasons; what can we expect that to look like? Over the last few seasons, the top NFL quarterbacks have been receiving some gigantic new deals/extensions. It started with the Joe Flacco contract after he won the Super Bowl, and it didn’t stop after Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers and Tony...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Depth Chart Prediciton

Here is my early prediction on who I think will make the Indianapolis Colts' 53 man roster.OFFENSE (25 Players)QB: Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck (2)RB: Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw, Stanley Havili (4)WR: Reggie Wayne, TY Hilton, Hakeem Nicks, Donte Moncrief, Lavon Brazill, Da'Rick Rogers (6)TE: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Weslye Saunders (3)OT: Anthony Castonzo...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview with Chargers RB Branden Oliver

Here is my interview with Chargers running back (ex-Colts try-out) Branden Oliver. Oliver played his college football at Buffalo with the Bulls, received a try-out with the Colts and then was signed by the Chargers. We thank Branden Oliver and his agency, Worldwide Career Management (Sadie McGuire, Director of Public Relations), for the interview. Andrew Aziz: What thoughts were...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How Many Years does Reggie Wayne have Left?

 At 35 years old, Reggie Wayne is in the latter portion of his career. However, his play in the last couple of seasons has been better than his career averages. How many productive years does this future hall of famer have left in him?  A lot has happened to Reggie Wayne in the last few seasons. In the 2 win 2011 season, many thought that his game winning touchdown grab against...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Mewhort Colts Scouting Report

Jack Mewhort (6’6, 309)Tapes Viewed2013 (As Left Tackle)• Ohio State vs. Michigan State• Ohio State vs. Michigan• Ohio State vs. Buffalo• Ohio State vs. Clemson• Ohio State vs. Wisconsin2011 (As Right Guard)• Ohio State vs. Penn State  Strengths• He’s quick out of his stance• Kick slides well• Has great strength; strong base• Has the speed and agility to...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts' Robert Mathis Suspended 4 Games for PED Violation

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker and reigning sacks champion Robert Mathis has been suspended 4 games by the NFL for a PED violation.The Colts took a big hit today, losing star rush linebacker Robert Mathis for 4 games. Mathis had 19.5 sacks for the Colts last season and was an All-Pro.The Colts released a statement saying: "We have learned that Robert Mathis will be required...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Agree to Terms with Loucheiz Purifoy

The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with ex-Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy.The Indianapolis Colts have potentially found their solution at the free safety spot. Loucheiz Purifoy was a cornerback at Florida, but has the ability to man down a cover safety spot. He's a couple of years away from seeing the field, but with the right development, can be a starter in the...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Team Grades

 Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals addressed their needs by getting Bucannon early in the draft, and got Niklas and the Martin in the following rounds. The value in their picks wasn’t great, but they addressed their needs and that’s important.Grade: B Atlanta FalconsThe Falcons had one of the best drafts out of any team. They got Jake Matthews early, which was good value, and...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Undrafted Players Signings Page

This is the page to come to for all of the Colts' signings in the UDFA period (updated after every signing). Here are the players:- Tyler Hoover -- Defensive Tackle -- Michigan State- Dewey McDonald -- Strong Safety -- California (PA)- Eric Thomas -- Wide Receiver  -- Troy- Seth Lobato -- Quarterback -- North Colardo- Darius Polk -- Cornerback -- Kentucky State- Keon Lyn --...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Select Ulrick John with the 232nd Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts have selected Offensive Tackle/Offensive Guard Ulrick John of Georgia State.The Colts moved back to offense with their last pick in the draft. They selected more offensive line depth with Ulrick who is a stout offensive lineman. John has good versatility and could play at offensive tackle or at offensive guard. John played for a small school and played against...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Select Andrew Jackson with the 203rd Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts have selected inside linebacker Andrew Jackson from Western Kentucky.The Colts have now made it two picks in row for defensive players. They selected an inside linebacker in Andrew Jackson and should provide immediate depth at a position that could use it.Jackson is a good sized, athletic player who can chase down palyers well. He gets sealed off a lot when...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Select Jonathan Newsome with their 166th Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts have selected DE/OLB Jonathan Newsome from Ball State with their 5th round pick (166th overall pick).The Indianapolis Colts have made the swich to their defense. After spending two picks on their offense early on, they make a pick that helps their pass rush. Newsome is an edge defender from Ball State, and a transfer from Ohio State. Newsome is an average...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Day 2 Analysis

  Day 2 saw a lot of reaches and a lot of drops, who did well and who faltered? At the start of the 2nd round, the Texans had a chance to get the brother of the man they picked first overall in 2002. It was the right move, and it would have helped their problem at quarterback. Instead, they went with stout guard Xavier Su’a Filo. A few picks later, Carr went to the Raiders and...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Select Donte Moncrief with 90th Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts have selected wide receiver Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss.The Colts continue to add to their great receiving core. They added Donte Moncrief, who will be the longterm answer at the receiver spot.Moncrief has great athleticism, size and speed but must improve his route running and must learn to catch with his hands. Moncrief will learn from Reggie Wayne and sit...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Select Jack Mewhort with 59th Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts have selected offensive tackle/guard Jack Mewhort of Ohio State.After a day and 2 hours of waiting, the Colts finally made their selection. They had their choice of many great players, and they went with Jack Mewhort.I gave Mewhort a late 2nd, early 3rd round grade. Mewhort has good size for an offensive tackle and has very good foot work, as well as the strength...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Round 1 Analysis

 A lot happened in the first round, as it was filled with many trades and surprises. The round started with Jadeveon Clowney going 1st overall, and it’s safe to say that no one was surprised by that. There were teams interested in trading up, but at the end of the day, the Texans stuck with their guns and added Clowney to a stacked defense led by JJ Watt.The St Louis Rams then...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft 5.0

 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 Trades:- Atlanta Falcons 2014 1st Round Pick (6th Overall), 2015 1st Round Pick, 2014 2nd Round Houston Texans 2014 1st Round Pick (1st Overall) Round 1 1st Overall Pick – Atlanta Falcons (from Houston Texans) Jadeveon Clowney – Defensive End – South CarolinaClowney is a freak athlete who could change games in one single play. He’s an instinctive...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Team Needs

Here are the team needs for the Indianapolis Colts, as taken out of my NFL Draft Preview Guide, which comes out tomorrow night: Biggest Needs (in order): Safety, Center, Nose Tackle The Colts lost Antoine Bethea this offseason and have no made any signings to make up for the loss. It means that Delano Howell is the current starter next to Laron Landry, which is not a good fit....
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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