Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 28TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 28, 2013 – 10:30 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts brass delighted with bevy of draftees
Colts trade way into 5th round, grab Tenn.-Martin DT Montori Hughes
Colts pick Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams in 7th round
Colts add USC center Khaled Holmes with 4th round pick
Peyton Manning says October game vs. Colts not on his mind yet
Justice Cunningham is 2013 NFL Draft’s ‘Mr. Irrelevant’
Instincts key Colts safety Boyett
Hughes brings troubled past to Colts
Colts continue O-line revamping

COLTS.COM
Five more become Colts
Trojan Horse
Instant Reaction: TE-Justice Cunningham with the No. 254 pick
Instant Reaction: RB-Kerwynn Williams with the No. 230 pick
Instant Reaction: S-John Boyett with the No. 192 pick
Instant Reaction: DT-Montori Hughes with the No. 139 pick
C/OG Khaled Holmes with the No. 121 pick
Grigson finds trench player in a former wrestler, Thornton
Harnish looks back on eventful final day of 2012 NFL Draft
Thornton’s toughness continually praised by draft analysts

AFC SOUTH BLOG
The work left to do in the AFC South
AFC South draft analysis
Wooten’s best quality for Titans: speed
The Texans’ four sixth-rounders
Jaguars now have options at safety
Titans may need run downs from Edwards
Denard Robinson: Offensive weapon?
Texans grow LB depth with Williams
Titans continue to add to O-line
Ace Sanders could give Jaguars a jolt
On the Jaguars’ restraint at quarterback

NFL NEWS
Eagles take Matt Barkley at No. 98
Source: LB Shaun Phillips to Denver
LeGarrette Blount dealt to Pats
QB Ryan Nassib goes to Giants
The 2013 draft’s winners, losers
Five best, worst matches of the draft
2013 NFL Draft: Breaking down winning and worrisome picks
Stephen Ross: Dolphins better without Tony Sparano
2013 NFL Draft: Winners and losers; rookie GMs do well
NFL Draft: Fraternal brothers of rehab helping Lattimore
Big weekend for the Packers and other thoughts on Day 3 of draft

AFC TEAM NEWS
Bill Belichick’s plan speaks to depth
NY Jets GM John Idzik, who helped build talented Seattle Seahawks, right to draft QB Geno Smith

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants grab Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib after trading up in the fourth round of the NFL draft
Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene thrilled to be joining the Bears’ legacy of linebackers


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 12TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 12, 2013 – 6:49 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts cheerleader tryouts: It’s down to the wire
Colts sign Army lieutenant/linebacker Josh McNary
NFL latest stadium change: More crowd noise
Colts roster breakdown: Sizing up receivers, tight ends
Colts best draft picks: No. 7, WR Reggie Wayne
Colts look to military for reinforcements
Army officer ready to take his shot with Colts
Pagano urges others to make plan, stick to it to overcome life’s biggest obstacles
Colts turn to the Army for a prospect

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: wide receivers
Colts top draft pick: quarterback
McNary to don blue

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Video: Gruden’s review of Matt Barkley
It’s coffee and cardio for Dave Caldwell
Will Titans’ offense look like Texans
Jennings departs, Dobbins returns

NFL NEWS
Arian Foster reaches semifinals in Madden cover vote
Tennessee Titans Marc Marianai believes injury recovers is on schedule
Jacksonville a good fit for new Jaguars DT Sen’Derrick Marks
Leagues prepare for day when gat athlete comes out
Ex-WR Sam Hurd pleads guilty
Jags eye 2 players for No. 2 pick
Financial regulators say multiple NFL, NBA players ensnared in $18 million investment scheme
You can thank NFLPA’s Foxworth for big changes in Pro Bowl
NFL chief marketing officer Mark Waller shares his thoughts on European expansion

AFC TEAM NEWS
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots decide to delay surgery
Former quarterback Jeff Garcia believes Tim Tebow can only hurt NY Jets
Tracking Danario Alexander

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants’ Justin Tuck hopes Victor Cruz is at offseason workouts Monday
Te’o will be solid draft pick


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 7TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 7, 2013 – 6:15 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Peyton Manning to give $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation to help fight Alzheimer’s disease
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 9, cornerback Kevin Thomas

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Twitter mailbag: Biggest impact free agents

NFL NEWS
Former Jaguar Aaron Ross apologizes for ‘vacation’ comment
Researchers consulted with law firms
NFL contract rules could help Matt Barkley, other QBs, get drafted in first round
Joe Flacco to portray Johnny Unitas in upcoming movie
Divisional needs: AFC South preview

AFC TEAM NEWS
Another Rob Gronkowski setback
Is Rivers part of the Chargers’ solution?


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 6TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 6, 2013 – 6:40 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
NFL draft questions: Did plans change for the Colts?
Antonio Johnson visited with Chargers

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft preview: Centers

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Massaquoi rounds out Jaguars receivers
What would help game-day experiences?
Eight in the Box: Under the radar

NFL NEWS
Schaub thinks ‘new’ guy will fit right in for Texans
Pollard: Griffin reminds me of Reed
Jaguars agree to terms with WR Mohamed Massaquoi
Advocate: Players may come out
Memo to Barkley critics: he could be this year’s Andy Dalton
Many teams add new No. 2 QBs, but who has best backup plan?

AFC TEAM NEWS
Bills receiver Steve Johnson stirs up storm with Patriots tweet

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants will play Pittsburgh Steelers in early August to open their NFL preseason


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 5TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 5, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts will get prime-time preseason game vs. Eli Manning, Giants
Colts have approximately $11 million in cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 10, offensive guard Eric Mahlum
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 10, cornerback Eugene Daniel

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Quarterbacks

AFC SOUTH BLOG
The AFC South in Kiper’s new mock
The AFC South’s preseason matchups
Reassessing the Texans’ needs
Reassessing the Jaguar’ needs
Imagine J.J. Watt with a good elbow

NFL NEWS
On the Texans: It’s WR or bust in first round of draft
Tennessee Titans preseason schedule released
Chad Henne looking to stay memorable in Jaguars’ quarterback competition
NFL concludes questions probe
Cards to work out Matt Barkley
2013 QB draft class may be NFL’s most lowly regarded in more than a decade
Preseason is a waste of time for players and a ripoff for fans

AFC TEAM NEWS
Passing time with Tom Brady, Terrell Owens
Former Jets GM Tannenbaum now an agent
Charger helps in search for hikers

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants get QB tests
Trestman’s first test: Preseason opener at Carolina


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BARKLEY AIMS FOR PRO DAY

Posted by craigkelleycolts on February 23, 2013 – 12:00 pm

USC quarterback Matt Barkley at NFL Combine

USC quarterback Matt Barkley at NFL Combine

USC quarterback Matt Barkley soared to many heights in four years, but a late-season injury in 2012 cost him the Notre Dame and Georgia Tech games with what he confirmed this week at the combine was a separated shoulder.

Barkley is a non-participant in drills this week, pointing to his pro day on March 27 as when, “I should be perfect to throw.”

Barkley, 6-2, 230, is one of 19 quarterbacks attending the combine.  He is the latest of a long line of Trojan quarterbacks trying to make a mark in the NFL.

Barkley leads the list of combine QBs and believes he is the best performer in a draft class that includes Geno Smith and Mike Glennon, among others.

“I believe I am.  I don’t think you can go into the draft not thinking you are,” said Barkley on Friday.

Barkley returned for a senior season after drawing some NFL attention a year ago.  That draft class included Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, and Barkley said he did not regret his decision.

“(I) wouldn’t change my USC career for anything,” he said.

In 47 games, Barkley earned a 34-13 starting record.  In passing for more than 12,000 yards and 116 touchdowns, he set 20 school record career, season and game records, 10 of which established Pac-12 records.

Barkley was queried on past successes and non-successes of USC quarterbacks in the NFL.  He cautioned that his story is his own and comparisons aren’t necessarily a fair thing to make.

That said, he admitted there is work to do.

“I think there’s always something to prove,” said Barkley.  “I think you’re always looking for ways to better yourself.  There’s definitely things I can improve on.”

Seattle coach Pete Carroll has a USC lineage.  He also had the talents of Wilson in 2012.  Carroll feels Barkley is set for the next step.

“I don’t think there’s anything that’s stopping him from being a starter right away,” said Carroll.  “Now that quarterbacks can come in and make their way into the league and do it in such quick order, Matt will be able to do it, too.”

This year’s QB crop does not have the sizzle of last year’s bunch when Luck and Griffin III went 1-2, while Ryan Tannehill (8th) and Brandon Weeden (22nd) went in the opening round.


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