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Colts to induct Bill Polian into Ring of Honor

The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they will induct former President/Vice Chairman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian into the team’s Ring of Honor. It’s about damn time. How Eric Dickerson made it into the Ring before Polian is beyond me. What, you might ask, was so incredible about Polian’s 14 seasons in Indianapolis? Take a look: Eight division titles Two...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

A Colts Fan’s Offseason Diary

Dear Diary, I don’t care what Pro Football Focus, ESPN (via Stampede Blue, cause I’m not paying for Insider), Sports Illustrated, and others say. It’s the beginning of June and there’s no reason not to be talking about how awesome this Colts season is going to be. It’s never too early to fantasize about how great this team is, so, diary, let me tell you how hype I am....
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

100 Thoughts For 100 Days

According to a calendar, as well as a tweet by Adam Schefter, the NFL regular season kicks off in 100 days. In honor of this landmark day, and because I have nothing else to write about, I’ve decided to record 100 of my own thoughts about the Indianapolis Colts (and some other stuff too). The following thoughts are presented semi-coherently in no particular order. 100 days isn’t...
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May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

First Round Draft Diary And Quick Takes

What’s up, Colts fans? The draft dust has settled, the boo birds have finally subsided – they were *not* saying “Goooodell” – and we ‘re down to three months until the Colts take the field for a game again. To give you an idea of where this post is headed, you can read last year’s article right here. The 2015 diary was my very first post for CA, and I’m thankful to...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Make OT Le’Raven Clark the 82nd Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

After taking defensive back T.J. Green in the second round, the Colts finished their Friday night by taking Texas Tech offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark with the 82nd pick. Clark was #44 on Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 prospects list. He started his Red Raider career at guard, but was moved to tackle his sophomore season. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock raved about Clark’s length...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Take DB T.J. Green with 57th Pick

Coming into the night the Indianapolis Colts were slotted to pick in the 48th spot. They traded away that pick to Green Bay, moving back to 57th while also picking up an extra fourth round (pick 125) and seventh round (pick 248) selection. With the 57th pick, the Colts drafted T.J. Green, defensive back from Clemson. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock had Green as a fourth round pick at...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

An Open Letter to Ryan Kelly

Dear Ryan, As a fellow Ryan, allow me to compliment you on having such a fine first name. I’d also like to be the millionth person to say “welcome to Indianapolis.” I think you’re really going to like it here. Now we must dispense with the small talk and get down to business. Leading up to last night’s draft, I was very much a proponent of Indianapolis using the 18th overall...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Select Center Ryan Kelly With 18th Pick

With the 18th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected center Ryan Kelly from Alabama. Kelly was the 2015 Rimington Award winner for the best center in college football, as well as SEC Lineman of the Year. Kelly made waves at the NFL Combine with his athleticism, running a 5.03 40-yard dash. That was the fastest of the centers and sixth fastest lineman time, overall...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Mock Draft Parody

Tired of actual mock drafts?  No?  Well, I’m here to make fun of them anyway.  It’s the Colts Authority Mock Mock Draft (not a typo).  My apologies in advance. Los Angeles Rams. St. Louis fans would be more upset here, but they just remembered they don’t really care about football. The Rams, long bereft of quarterback greatness…or even goodness, will obviously pick...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts’ Needy Draft Needs

I know we all can’t wait to see who the Colts will pick in the first round and who will awkwardly hug Roger Goodell while he stares lovingly into their eyes, telling them to be good or he’ll rain fiery fines down on them…*ahem* excuse me. The draft. I’m not here to tell you all of the holes that still remain in the Indianapolis Colts roster. I want to look at what can and...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Mocking the Mock Draft

Sigh. It’s draft season again. The NFL Draft is like an oasis in the desert that is the offseason. We fans spend weeks crawling towards it, mouths watering, teasing ourselves with fantasies of satiating our thirst with but a tiny drop of football. Upon our arrival, we find that the oasis is not what we wanted, nothing like we dreamed it would be. We quickly grow tired of it and...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

More of Who Should the Colts Draft

Since Casey covered some options for the Colts 18th pick in the first round of the draft yesterday, I thought I might throw out some options for the second round. As Casey also pointed out yesterday Ryan Grigson hardly follows a predictable path when it comes to selecting players. Especially in the first round (see Bjoern Werner & Phillip Dorsett). The apparent needs of the team...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday, and the Indianapolis Colts hold the 18th pick in the first round. Ryan Grigson and company have multiple areas to address and only six picks to work with, so their selection must be used wisely. I have rounded up an array of mock drafts with who the experts think will wear the horseshoe next season, and put them here in one place. NFL.com We...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Who Should The Colts Draft?

The Indianapolis Colts have the 18th pick in the NFL Draft that starts this Thursday. Nobody really knows who GM Ryan Grigson is going to select with that pick or if they even keep that pick. You could’ve read 100 mock drafts last year at this time and 99 of them had the Colts picking an offensive tackle and Grigson surprised us all by picking wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. I...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Interview With Allie J.

Hello, Colts fans. The draft is less than a week away, so I hope everyone is geared up and ready to freak out when Ryan Grigson doesn’t select the player you feel he should. In the meantime, I have a special treat for you: That’s right, an interview with Colts cheerleader Allie J., who is now just a few days into her official retirement from the squad. If you’re familiar at...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts 2016 schedule released

Happy NFL schedule release day, Colts fans. That’s right, the schedule is out and football season suddenly seems closer. 147 days and counting.   Preseason schedule: As I noted in my last article, on April 7 the NFL announced the list of preseason opponents for each team. At that time, the only game with a confirmed date and start time was the league’s traditional “Hall of...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts announce preseason opponents; sign two guys we’ve never heard of

Hello, Colts fans. The football-like weather we’re experiencing here in Indiana has left me with the urge to check injury reports and also to figure out how to work Allie J. into the post about why the Colts will score more than the other guys in this weekend’s game. It’s only April 8th, you say? Well, damn. We can still talk football though, so let’s dive in. 1. NFL announces...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Please Stop Talking, Jim

It’s never good when the owner of your favorite team starts sounding like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In a bizarre interview with SportsBusiness Journal Colts owner Jim Irsay compared the risks of playing football with taking aspirin, among other things. “I believe this: that the game has always been a risk, you know, and the way certain people are. Look at it. You take...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Sign CB Patrick Robinson

After laying low so far this offseason the Colts made a splash in free agency Wednesday night, signing cornerback Patrick Robinson to a three year deal. “We’ve been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we’re glad it finally came together,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We have some strong ties on our coaching staff with him so that familiarity...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Opera Digest Vol. 1

Hello Colts fans. It’s been a couple of months since we’ve been together. I’ve missed you people. After a mostly quiet off season, things heated up on W. 56th last week when the team lost free agents Coby Fleener and Jerrell Freeman to New Orleans and Chicago, respectively. The real drama, however, didn’t begin until each player talked with the media. The entire thing smacks...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Sign RB Robert Turbin

On Tuesday, the Colts announced a deal with veteran free agent running back Robert Turbin. Here is what we know: Turbin played his college ball at Utah State, where he racked up over 4,000 scrimmage yards and scored more than 50 touchdowns in what was essentially a three season college career due to a knee injury. His main highlight was a 96-yard touchdown run against Utah in 2009...
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March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Free Agency: Much Ado About Nothing

All is quiet on the West 56th Street front. After spending money like a trust fund kid with ADD in 2015, the Colts haven’ done much in the first days of free agency. Aside from signing Dwayne Allen and Adam Vinatieri to new deals and restructuring the contracts of Trent Cole and Art Jones, Ryan Grigson has kept the team’s wallet tucked securely in his back pocket. This is the...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts Sign Old Man, Everyone Pumped

The Colts agreed to a contract extension with kicker Adam Vinatieri. Which is awesome because I fear change. “We are thrilled to retain Adam as a member of the Colts family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Adam continues to play at the highest level year in and year out and his hard work, consistency and professionalism are a credit to him being the longest tenured...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Trent Cole Takes a Pay Cut, Bjoern Werner Takes a Hike

Now is the Winter of Our Discount Trent (Yeah, I went there.  And I’m not sorry. I stand behind that joke). After re-signing Dwayne Allen, the Colts are back to executing offseason moves today, making tough choices about two pass rushers who did little to make anyone excited last year. First, Outside Linebacker Trent Cole agreed to a $2,250,000 pay cut to stay here in beautiful...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Questionable Calls: Will Chuck Pagano Learn From the Past?

The 53-car pileup that was the Colts’ 2015-16 season left the team with a lot of questions to answer. Most notably, “What the hell was that?” Answer: It was terrible football. That said, there’s no point in dwelling on the past. It’s time to file last year into whatever part of the brain stores repressed memories and look ahead to next season. As we not-so-patiently await...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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