Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: MAY 3RD

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2013 – 7:39 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts owner Jim Irsay throws Blue Crew Sports Grill a lifeline
Irsay may rescue Colts-themed restaurant
Colts-themed Blue Crew Sports Grill closes
Colts add undrafted free agent cornerback
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 4, running back Dominic Rhodes
Colts rank No. 10, No. 14 in pair of offseason media polls
Colts-themed restaurant closes its doors after financial losses
Blue Crew Sports Grill, Indianapolis Colts fan hangout, abruptly closes
Butler looks to build on surprise success
Indianapolis adds depth to secondary by bringing in Nigel Malone as undrafted free agent
Reggie Wayne plans 1,000-yard season at age 35
With more 3-4 people, Colts still ‘hybrid’
Indianapolis Colts Support Jason Collins and Hypothetical Gay Teammate

COLTS.COM
Colts Sign CB-Nigel Malone
Owners, Commissioner Goodell and Top Executives to Attend NFL Career Development Symposium
Maintaining Ethic
Wayne at Work

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Chris Polian officially joins Jaguars
Jaguars invite 19 for rookie tryouts
Comparing CBs Gratz and Wreh-Wilson
What does Abraham visit to Titans mean?

NFL NEWS
Oilers great says CFL not an option for Tebow
Tennessee Titans revamp line in draft, free agency
Younger Rodgers has big footsteps to follow with Jaguars
Poll reveals overwhelming support for Redskins name
Broncos linebacker Von Miller pursues poultry dream
Anniversary of Junior Seau death still focuses NFL on CTE
Former CB Al Harris retires as a Green Bay Packer
Titans expected to check out Freeney as well
Bucs will retire Warren Sapp’s number

AFC TEAM NEWS
Sanchez Asserts He Is ‘Cool With’ the Jets’ Quarterback Competition
Notebook: Stevan Ridley back strong
Seau could have greater impact in death

NFC TEAM NEWS
Ex-NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley ‘secretly arrested’ on child abuse charges, report
Two more draft picks in fold for Bears


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 26TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 26, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Bob Kravitz: Poor combine performance doesn’t make Bjoern Werner a bad pick for Colts
Colts take Bjoern Werner with 24th pick in NFL Draft
2013 NFL Draft: 3 names for Indianapolis Colts’ fans to watch closing in on pick No. 24
2013 NFL Draft: 3 possible Indianapolis Colts picks
Colts QB regret easy to say now for Bill Polian
Three prospects to keep an eye on when Colts are on the clock at draft’s No. 24 spot
What Indianapolis Colts drafting Bjoern Werner means, German translation
Unpredictable draft gets started tonight
Colts add pass rusher in Werner at 24
Colts select pass rusher Werner in first round
Colts’ Top 5 possible defensive back picks
Can Colts’ pick turn into the next Freeney?
Indianapolis Colts could go several ways in NFL draft
Colts rave about Werner’s game speed
Colts take Bjoern Werner 24th overall
Florida State DE Bjoern Werner hopes he’s selected by NY Giants so he can team with Markus Kuhn

COLTS.COM
Instant Reaction: DE Bjoern Werner chosen with the No. 24 pick
Experience is teacher
A year already
Time to shine
Wanted and drafted
Edge-setter on board

AFC SOUTH BLOG
All the AFC South’s scheduled picks
Non-immediate needs in AFC South
My QB draft strategy for the Jaguars
Caldwell gets OT first, as Smith did
Chris Johnson on Warmack: ‘Thank God’
Texans say Hopkins wears DBs out
Warmack won Titans in private workout

NFL NEWS
Plan falls into place as Texans pick WR Hopkins
Tennessee Titans select Alabama guard Chance Warmack in first round of NFL Draft
NFL Draft: Jaguars pick offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with No. 2 pick
Bell: How many NFL draftees will end up broke?
O-linemen are A-listers in 2013 NFL draft
Manti Te’o, Geno Smith passed over
2013 NFL Draft: Winners and losers, Day 1, a tale of two drafts
With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more snaps

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats deal a 1 for 4
It’s still defense first for rebuilding Jets

NFC TEAM NEWS
NFL Draft 2013; Giants pick Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh
Long, Emery put top pick’s character issues in past


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 19TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 19, 2013 – 6:42 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: Colts GM Ryan Grigson on his plans for the 24th pick
Indianapolis Colts’ pre-NFL draft roster: Sizing up the defensive backs
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 3, DT Steve Emtman
Bob Kravitz: Waiting for Colts GM Ryan Grigson to text me whom team will take in the NFL draft
Five things to know about the Colts 2013 schedule
Colts’ 2013 schedule harder than it looks?
Colts offseason conditioning: What’s new after getting reacquainted in locker room
Manning’s return, 4 prime time dates highlight Colts sked.
Manning returns Oct. 20 to face Colts
Colts Grigson a no-nonsense GM with media
Indianapolis Colts schedule analysis
Ryan Grigson avoids misinformation game
Should Freeney’s 93 be back in action?
2013 NFL Schedule: Manning at Indy highlights reunion game

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: inside linebackers
A new era of Colts cheerleading underway
Colts top draft pick: defensive lineman
Colts host local combine for 10 area prospects
Colts 2013 schedule unveiled

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Jacksonville Jaguars schedule analysis
Tennessee Titans schedule analysis
Houston Texans schedule analysis
On common NFL draft misperceptions

NFL NEWS
4 prime-time games on tap for Texans
Mayock’s take on 10th overall pick
Jaguars to open season at home, but four of first six games will be on road
Browns owner’s company in trouble
Best NFL games of 2013: Latest clash involving Peyton Manning and Tom Brady a no-brainer
Trade talk heating up around league with draft a week away
NFL draft history full of good, bad and weird moments
2013 NFL schedule: Ranking Thursday night football games

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots trying to do their part
Rex Ryan is Raven mad about Baltimore Orioles
No one knows what Chargers schedule means

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants 2013-14 NFL schedule has Eli Manning facing Peyton Manning in week 2
Krammer: Quick throws key to Cutlers success


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 18TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 18, 2013 – 8:41 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Cols QB Andrew Luck’s goals for Year 2? Win a title, get better at everything
Colts former GM Bill Polian: ‘you’ve got to try and win every game’
Colts notes: LB Pat Angerer rebounding from second surgery on broken foot
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 4, DE Dwight Freeney
Colts offseason conditioning: what’s new after getting reacquainted in locker room
Sizing up the Colts’ pre-NFL draft roster: linebackers
Colts Notebook: Vinatieri expects warm welcome for Manning
Indianapolis Colts cheerleader: Most amazing feeling in the world
Colts’ new-look offense defies definition

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: Defensive tackles
Colts Mailbag
Colts top draft pick: tight end
Only going to get better

AFC SOUTH BLOG
On enthusiasm at the start for Jaguars
A look at Titans’ unofficial depth chart
Another Mel mock? You bet!
On AFC South and 2010 draft’s first round

NFL NEWS
Ertz, Eifert top NFL prospects at tight end
Antioch’s Quinton Patton races toward NFL
Jaguars Notebook: Blaine Gabbert not worried about possibility of drafting QB
Clay Matthews signs extension
Peyton Manning wants faster offense
No perfect time

AFC TEAM NEWS
Tim Tebow may or may not be in competition for NY Jets’ QB job, says GM John Idzik
Jaworski likens Manuel to Kaepernick

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants’ Justin Tuck says team won’t miss Victor Cruz until Week 1 of NFL season
Lack of mental errors pleases Bears’ Trestman


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QBS LEAD WAY

Posted by craigkelleycolts on April 16, 2013 – 8:51 am

The draft is on April 25-27, starting nine days from now.

To help get fans fired up as the 2013 team takes further shape, we have posted pictures of 60 draft picks during the Indianapolis era and have asked fans to vote for the best all-time choice during our local era.

This is a contest where you can vote, and vote.

In a week’s worth of tabulation, the top 10 reads like this:

1268, Peyton Manning (D1-98)

814, Andrew Luck (D1-12)

757, Reggie Wayne (D1-01)

660, Marvin Harrison (D1-96)

497, Dwight Freeney (D1-02)

497, Edgerrin James (D1-99)

439, Robert Mathis (D5-03)

398, Dallas Clark (D1-03)

389, Marshall Faulk (D1-94)

280, Antoine Bethea (D6-06)

Six days ago, we posted the early leaders, and there has been no change in the order.  Edgerrin James has caught Dwight Freeney, and Marshall Faulk has sneaked up on Dallas Clark.

Faulk (1994) and Marvin Harrison (1996) are the two draft-oldest players in the voting.

Peyton Manning (1998) is the third-oldest in draft chronology, and he leads runner-up Andrew Luck, the youngest player in the top 10, by a wide margin.

The Manning-Luck 1-2 punch could underscore the value of their position while highlighting the talent each brings to it.  It is a quarterback-driven league.

Numbers three (Reggie Wayne) and four (Marvin Harrison) are and were (respectively) frequent targets in the club’s potent passing offense.

Both Harrison (12,766) and Wayne (10,602) went past 10,000 yards in completions from Manning, while Wayne snared 106 passes for 1,355 yards from Luck in 2013.

The bulk of the players in the top 10 were a part of the 2000-09 decade when the Colts won 115 regular-season games, six division titles, two AFC crowns and Super Bowl XLI.  Manning (141), Wayne (127), Harrison (118), Freeney (112) and Mathis (105) are five of the 14 Colts players who participated in more than 100 regular-season wins.

Faulk’s 1999 departure opened the door for James and from 1994-2005, the Colts had some of the most productive rushing offenses in the NFL.

As the voting continues, feel free to vote your convictions, but there are a number of players on the list who had very noteworthy careers beyond the opening rounds.

Mathis (fifth-round) and Antoine Bethea (sixth-round) are the two lowest round players in the top 10.  There are some on the list of 60 who had great careers, too.

Thank you again for voting.  We love the support you have for the Colts.

We know you are looking forward to next week’s draft.


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VOTE, AND VOTE AGAIN FOR YOUR INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Posted by craigkelleycolts on April 10, 2013 – 11:29 am

The draft is on April 25-27, starting 15 days from now.

To help get fans fired up as the 2013 team takes further shape, we have posted pictures of 60 draft picks during the Indianapolis era and have asked fans to vote for the best all-time choice during our local era.

This is a contest where you can vote, and vote.

In early tabulation, the top 10 reads like this:

908, Peyton Manning (D1-98)

599, Andrew Luck (D1-12)

547, Reggie Wayne (D1-01)

489, Marvin Harrison (D1-96)

361, Dwight Freeney (D1-02)

358, Edgerrin James (D1-99)

322, Robert Mathis (D5-03)

295, Dallas Clark (D1-03)

272, Marshall Faulk (D1-94)

205, Antoine Bethea (D6-06)

How this shapes up at the moment is no real surprise, but take a look sometimes at a player in later rounds who had a truly noteworthy career.  There are some.  Many great teams are built through successes beyond the first day of the process.

In the next few days, I will feature who I think is the best player taken during our local era at 10 different positions.  The stories already are written.  If they reflect the vote, that’s great, but you never know.

Thanks for checking the site and voting.  We love it.


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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 2, 2013 – 8:46 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Around the AFC South: Are the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl contenders?
Colts agree to terms with receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Next Colts’ mural up? Who should replace Dwight Freeney at Lucas Oil Stadium?
Will she make it? Following an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader hopeful
Colts agree to terms with Heyward-Bey
Colts pick up wide receiver Heyward-Bey
Indianapolis Colts: Offseason schedule
Colts have low risk with Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts agree to contract
Colts, Heyward-Bey agree to deal
Colts, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey agree to 1-year deal
Darrius Heyward-Bey lands with Indianapolis Colts 
Lions lose out on Darrius Heyward-Bey, who signs with Colts
Colts, Darrius Heyward-Bey agree

COLTS.COM
Receiver in Fold
2013 Positional Series: Linebackers

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Catching up: AFC South developments
Jacksonville Jaguars: Offseason schedule
Houston Texans: Offseason schedule
Reviewing Scouts Inc. free agency grades
Tennessee Titans: Offseason schedule
Jaguars cut Mosley, will host Marks
Newest Titans will add depth

NFL NEWS
Should Titans have added a pass rusher?
Jack Pardee was a ‘genuine Texas legend’
Time for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley to spread his message as offseason program begins
Raiders trade for Matt Flynn
Monday’s moves: Colt McCoy sent to San Francisco
Kansas City Chiefs down to four options for top pick

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats not done at receiver
Chargers dispute Ryan Mathews’ remarks

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants going after another ex-Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman in Mike Patterson
Bears’ Bush reaches out to injured Ware


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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 29, 2013 – 3:20 pm

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Philadelphia’s Stanley Havili
Colts Andrew Luck squares off with Russell Wilson on Madden NFL 25 cover vote
Colts offseason: Different ways to look at it
Colts add fullback in trade
Colts acquire fullback Stanley Havili
Former Carvers Bay standout Geathers traded to Eagles
Birds ship FB to New Home, Gain DL Body
Fullback Havili traded to Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Offensive Line
Could FIU have another player following Hilton’s lead?

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Todd McShay releases new mock draft

NFL NEWS
Texans pluck bruising FB Jones from division-rival Jaguars
Ryan Fitzpatrick fits Tennessee Titans’ bill
Jaguars explored acquiring Flynn
Which NFL free agents are un-signed? Our top 25 available players
NFL Doctor says disease is overstated
Fred Davis cancels Jets visit
Aaron Rodgers closer to extension
NFLPA president thinks multiple players will come out as gay
Report: Carson Palmer won’t take any payout with Oakland
Dwight Freeney wants richer deal than Osi Umenyiora

AFC TEAM NEWS
Sebastian Vollmer aims to stay healthy
Micheal Spurlock could land with Cowboys

NFC TEAM NEWS
Osi Umenyiora makes peace with NY Giants GM Jerry Reese before joining Atlanta Falcons
Lance Louis leaves Bears for Dolphins, signs 1-year deal


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Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 27, 2013 – 8:58 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
The NFL is looking to spread out its off-season schedule to keep fans talking
Kelly Tilley: Colts cheerleading head talks about staying limber, choosing the best
No news from Colts on WR front
NFL’s Freeman finds his way back to class
Matt Hasselbeck still in shock from Tennessee Titans release

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional series: Running backs
Potential oozing for Oregon’s Dion Jordan
Grigson holds conference call with season ticket holders

NFL NEWS
NFL camp for high schoolers instills character development
Vince Young throws at Texas pro day, hopes for another NFL shot
H.G.H. case could affect NFL talks
Dez Bryant eyes 2,000-yard mark
For Manti Te’o it’s just the beginning
Lewis knew when to quit; other big-name veterans finding out
Dwight Freeney’s demands slow Denver Broncos talks

AFC TEAM NEWS
Vince Wilfork extends his diabetes fight
TE Davis may visit Jets

NFC TEAM NEWS
Sources: David Diehl accepts massive pay cut to remain with NY Giants for one more season
Bears chairman George McCaskey lucky to be where he is – and he knows it


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Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 26, 2013 – 9:39 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts interested in Heyward-Bey at wide receiver
Heyward-Bey better Colts option than Moss?
Former Raiders WR to visit Colts
Darrius Heyward-Bey set to visit Indianapolis Colts
Heyward-Bey is next target on Colts’ wish list
Mystery solved? Darrius Heyward-Bey meeting with Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Tight Ends

NFL NEWS
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick set for new role, fresh start
Another big WR for the Texans?
McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons
Some believe atmosphere is safe for gay NFL players to come out
Would Cardinals be interested in Carson Palmer?
Will Bears, Broncos pay for losses?
Dwight Freeney could be New Orleans Saints target

AFC TEAM NEWS
Market lines up for Sebastian Vollmer
Wrong year for big Chargers spending

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants and Kevin Boothe agree to one-year deal, Big Blue shores up offensive line by bringing back 29-year-old
Why Bears don’t have to be done shopping


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