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COLTS FAN CASEY: 2013 DRAFT BLOG

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm

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What’s up Colts Nation!? Yes it is Draft Day and yes Colts Fan Casey is back out of hibernation to ring in the real start of the 2013 season, the NFL Draft. It’s a little hard to get more excited about this year’s draft than last year’s considering the fact we drafted Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, but there’s a lot of reasons to be excited. One of those being that we go into the 2013 Draft without a laundry list of needs since we addressed the “BIG NEEDS” via free agency. I won’t talk too much about the free agency signings other than the fact I am VERY pleased with the direction that Ryan Grigson went with his acquisitions.

Now back to the Draft and more specifically Draft Weekend. The Colts have a lot of stuff going on for their fans throughout the next few days. Details below…

Thursday April 25th

–        Draft Party at Colts Grille presented by New Era and Bud Light

  • Antoine Bethea and Donald Brown will be signing autographs from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Four Colts cheerleaders signing autographs from 7:oopm-9:00pm
  • Blue, the official Colts mascot
  • Lombardi trophy
  • Colts trivia to win prizes and giveaways!
  • 1070 The Fan Live Remote broadcast
  • New Era Draft Hat display
  • Bud Light Promotional Team
  • 1070 The Fan and Hank FM promotional giveaways
  • First 24 fans to show their Colts NFL Extra Points Credit Card will receive an autographed Adam Vinatieri mini-helmet courtesy of Barclays

–        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

–        Live broadcast of the Colts Draft Radio Show… LISTEN HERE

Friday April 26th

–        Google+ Hangout presented by New Era and Lids with our first draft choice LIVE on Colts.com or on our Google+ Page scheduled to start at 3PM. Plus, I’ll be hosting it!

–        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

Friday April 26th

–        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

Of course, don’t forget to follow the Colts on Twitter as they will be bringing you up-to-the-minute updates about draft status, selections, and more!

And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter too!

Yours in Football,

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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 25TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:06 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: What are the Colts looking for? Anything but a quarterback
Indianapolis Colts’ best/worst picks review: what might have been
Pro Football Writers take a stab at aligning NFL Draft’s 1st round
Andrew Luck, Colts share NFL draft experiences from a year ago
Colts in wait-and-see mode for tonight’s NFL draft
Colts Notebook: Hilton has come a long way in one year
Colts could land Pro Bowl player at No. 24
Manti Te’o could find perfect home with Colts
Colts Dwayne Allen ‘can’t stand the draft,’ after it cost him millions

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: Kickers
McDonald follows steps
Colts Mailbag
Colts top draft pick: Safety
Two weeks in

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Who’s most likely to trade back?
One more run-through with Mel, McShay
Why Titans need pass-rush help

NFL NEWS
Texans anything but handcuffed with No. 27 pick
This NFL Draft stumps Tennessee Titans, experts
Jaguars seek cornerstone with No. 2 pick in NFL Draft
ESPN, NFL Network agree to not tip off picks on Twitter during 2013 draft
Chiefs could make rare choice of OT at No. 1
Roger Goodell says Jimmy Haslam ‘is doing everything he’s asked’

AFC TEAM NEWS
Can’t get read on Pats
To stay, Rex Ryan may need NY Jets to pick quarterback in first round of draft

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants could snag a linebacker in first round of NFL draft for first time since 1984
How low can Bears go?


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LETTER FROM COMMISSIONER GOODELL

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 24, 2013 – 12:01 pm

National Football League

To NFL Fans:Roger Goodell, Commissioner

During the 2013 NFL Draft, young men will see their dreams realized as they are selected to become professional football players. And countless younger football players will be watching them. No matter what level they play, all football players should be taught the proper fundamentals and know that their safety is the top priority as they participate in the sport they love.

That is why the NFL is proud to partner with USA Football to announce the national launch of Heads Up Football, a comprehensive youth football initiative whose aim is to take the head out of the game.  Your support is a vital component.

Heads Up Football was created with direction from independent football and medical experts.  All coaches in a Heads Up Football league must be certified via USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 coaching certification course.  These leagues also appoint a Player Safety Coach, who is trained by USA Football.  Every coach, parent and player affiliated with a Heads Up Football league receives training on the following subjects:

  • Heads Up Tackling, which teaches tackling in a safer and more effective way. The head is always up in order to lessen the risk of head or neck injuries;
  • Concussion recognition and response in which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols are learned; and
  • Proper equipment fitting to ensure the correct fitting of a player’s helmet and shoulder pads.

Piloted in three leagues in 2012, Heads Up Football will expand to more than 900 youth leagues across all 50 states in 2013. Many of these leagues will receive the guidance of Heads Up Football Ambassadors, former NFL players who will collaborate with the league’s coaches, administrators, player safety coach, parents and players to help ensure that the game is played the right way.

We want to help develop a culture of safety at every level of the game, and we encourage youth coaches, players and parents to join us.

We can play a part in making the game safer. As an NFL fan, here is what you can do to make a difference.  If you are the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or neighbor of a youth football player, tell them about Heads Up Football and encourage their coaches or guardians to visit www.USAFootball.com to sign their league up as a Heads Up Football league. If you are a youth football coach or commissioner, we invite you to join the Heads Up Football movement by clicking here.

We are committed to football that fans love and the safety the players deserve at all levels of the game.  Your support is critical.

Thanks for your help, and we hope you enjoy the NFL Draft.

Roger Goodell
Commissioner, National Football League


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 24TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 6:54 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: Colts TE Dwayne Allen remembers the 2012 draft costing him $1 million
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 1, QB Peyton Manning
ESPN analyst believes Colts Andrew Luck might wind up being one of best QBs in NFL history
Colts Top 7 ‘front seven’ draft prospects
Colts’ Top 5 possible offensive linemen picks
Blogger mock: Xavier Rhodes to Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Safeties
Colts top draft pick: Cornerback
Same-page value

AFC SOUTH BLOG
After more time with Jaguars’ new duds
Thoughts on Jaguars’ new uniforms
Blogger mock: Keenan Allen to Texans
Numbers show Jags’ need at DE, CB
Blogger mock: Dion Jordan to Jaguars

NFL NEWS
Big decisions loom for Texans as NFL draft approaches
NFL draft goes local
Owner Shad Khan OK with Jaguars’ first pick in draft
A round of hugs for Goodell and Draftees
NFL beefs up draft security
Chiefs hold NO. 1 pick in draft for first time
NFLPA signs deal with electronic-signature company
GM: Worst NFL Draft in past 10-12 years

AFC TEAM NEWS
No rust to get DE help
Patience on QB will pay off if Idzik can resist ‘reach’ tomorrow
Oceanside draws line to NFL

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants may draft Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o
So many needs, so few picks for Bears


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 23RD

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 23, 2013 – 9:04 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 1 cornerback Leonard Coleman
Luck throws passes, helps Chuckstrong fundraising top $1.1M
2013 NFL Draft: Colts’ selections this week will be the result of thousands of miles and dozens of doughnuts
George Bremer: One draft guess as good as another

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Cornerbacks
Castonzo returns favor to Cherilus
Colts Top Draft Picks: Inside Linebacker

AFC SOUTH BLOG
The games I want to be at…
Stats on why the Houston Texans need a WR
Titans embracing Gregg Williams at start
Stats on why the Colts need an OLB
Monday’s nuggets from Jaguars brass
 
NFL NEWS
Monday Morning Quarterback
Jerry Jones would like to trade down
Numbers show Texans overdependence on Andre Johnson
Jake Locker says he must earn leadership role

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots may peek around the corner
Kevin Colbert: Steelers unlikely to make move before draft
Revis says Idzik didn’t tell him the truth

NFC TEAM NEWS
Bears hold private workout for Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pug


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 22ND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 22, 2013 – 8:56 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 2 linebacker Marvin Harrison
2013 NFL Draft: Mock the mock drafts if you wish but Colts GM Ryan Grigson is paying attention to them
Direction clear for Colts in 2013 draft

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Revis trade could hurt Titans’ draft

NFL NEWS
Jets trade Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Al Michaels arrested for alleged DUI in California
Falcons, Niners could be in the NFL draft trade mix
Draft day changes AFC South rivalry

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats can beef up D-line inside
Steelers will take a long look at QBs in draft
Revis goes to Bucs for two picks, signs a $96M pact

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants’ GM likely to focus early picks on defense  
Washington Redskins’ salary cap issues entering NFL draft aren’t as bad as they look


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 21ST

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 21, 2013 – 11:00 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No2 linebacker Trev Alberts
Lack of prime-time home games stuns Colts sponsor
Lucas Oil CEO not happy with Colts schedule
Colts QB Luck throws passes, helps Chuckstrong fundraising top $1.1 M
2013 NFL Draft: Mike Chappell’s mock draft

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Twitter Mailbag: Pre-draft edition

NFL NEWS
Tank Carradine boosts draft stock with impressive workout
Andre Johnson wants Texans to take wide receiver in draft
Browns’ Haslam denies wrongdoing won’t step down as CEO of company
Thousands pay respects to Summerall
ESPN the magazine: Hi, My name is Tyrann

AFC TEAM NEWS
Ex-Steeler James Harrison signs with Cincinnati Bengals
Long, sad Chargers draft history is Telesco’s to turn

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants’ Cruz gets no offers during restricted free agency period
Chicago Bears: Much of what was on display in minicamp looking good


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 20TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 20, 2013 – 10:11 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 4, RB Edgerrin James
One play from Super Bowl title, Ricky Jean-Francois knew where he wanted to go for another opportunity
What can the Colts get with the 24th pick? More than you might think
Colts veteran among those excited to see Luck’s growth in 2013-14
Colts keep options open at No. 24

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Outside Linebackers
Relentless Grinder
Big Announcement
Something of Value

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Eight in the Box: Ideal first rounds

NFL NEWS
Titans will draft guard in first round, expert says
James Harrison agrees to deal with Cincinnati Bengals
Browns’ Haslam denies wrongdoing won’t step down as CEO of company

AFC TEAM NEWS
Risky business: Steelers need to find an impact outside linebacker
Chargers in good hands with Tom Telesco
Sanchez: Jets fueled Tebow drama by letting ESPN invade training camp

NFC TEAM NEWS
Eli Manning says he understands why Victor Cruz isn’t at the Giants’ voluntary program
Bears have to hope history doesn’t repeat


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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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