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DAILY CLIPS: MAY 2ND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 2, 2013 – 6:35 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens … Reggie Wayne? Colts receiver looking to join select company at 35
Colts notes: Players would accept a gay teammate
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 5, KR/WR Terrence Wilkins  
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 6, long snapper Justin Snow
Super Bowl guru wants BioCrossroads-type effort for Indy sports
Colts preparing to welcome rookies       
Colts Notebook: Sheppard happy to be in Indy   
Colts WRs take different routes to new offense
Colts’ Bjoern Werner learned about the NFL by playing ‘Madden’
Irrelevant Week is pretty, well, relevant
What’s to come for Mr. Irrelevant

COLTS.COM
Colts Mailbag
Getting Grounded

AFC SOUTH BLOG
McShay on best, most disappointing picks
On how Titans could use Zaviar Gooden

NFL NEWS
Bell: Owners, minority coaches need to build relationships, trust
Kyle Turley’s fight for the mind
Robert Griffin III to exercise caution
Geno Smith’s firing of agents, pre-draft actions shed light on why QB may have dropped
Cardinals trade FB Anthony Sherman to Chiefs for CB Javier Arenas
Report: NFL HGH use likely common
Eagles QB situation, Boldin trade headline offseason superlatives
Tennessee Titans waive wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins
Frenette: Jaguars can’t give Blackmon any more lifelines

AFC TEAM NEWS
Jets Make Changes in Scouting    
Tom Telesco a fan of Manti Te’o’s coverage ability
Tom Telesco likes what Danny Woodhead brings to the Chargers’ offense
Best in T.J. Moe won’t dog it

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants hope 2nd-rounder Hankins can be a ‘big’ factor
Bears sign draft picks Jordan Mills, Cornelius Washington


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DAILY CLIPS: MAY 1ST

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 1, 2013 – 6:09 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts release three players, sign nine undrafted free agents
Colts continue to adjust roster with undrafted rookies
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 8, DE Bernard Whittington
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 7, kicker Dean Biasucci
Colts fill out roster … for now
Big Easy writer says Indy should drop ’18 Super Bowl bid
C.O. Prime, Rodrick Rumble among Colts’ undrafted free agents
Family: Colts reward donation “means everything to us”
Colts’ undrafted rookies
What I think the Colts are thinking

COLTS.COM
Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Undrafted Free Agents
You Never Know
New Installation

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Jaguars not considering cutting Blackmon
What I think the Titans are thinking
Jaguars will miss Justin Blackmon, badly
What I think the Jaguars are thinking
What I think the Texans are thinking
The AFC South in new Power Rankings

NFL NEWS
NFL exec’s forgotten email prompts heated exchange between attorneys in lawsuit over
Chris Polian heads to Jacksonville
After falling out of Round 1, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith fires his agent
Justin Blackmon banned 4 games
NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins’ lead; mail
Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz’s contract ‘has to be a concern’
Lawrence Okoye: I won’t put any limits on myself
NFL suspends Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon 4 games for violating substance abuse policy
Texans top pick Hopkins offers his support for Rockets

AFC TEAM NEWS
Telesco doesn’t slam door on Hard Knocks
Belichick among Tim Tebow’s supporters
Idzik won’t say Sanchez will be a Jet after June 1

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants to take look at running back Tim Hightower on Wednesday
Briggs’ mysterious tweets send misguided message on Collins


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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 17TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 17, 2013 – 7:22 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 4, quarterback Jeff George
Sizing up the Colts’ pre-NFL draft roster; defensive line
NFL Draft: See who the Colts may pick in this mock draft
Colts’ Harnish hits half court shot in jersey challenge
Colts’ offseason brings questions, pressure
Colts confident they can sell new luxury suites
Hamilton says Colts have ‘No Coast offense’
Andrew Luck’s cell phone looks almost as old as him
What do Andrew Luck and your grandfather have in common? They both own flip phones
Matt Hasselbeck, Chandler Harnish settle jersey No. 8

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL draft preview: defensive ends
Colts top draft pick: offensive lineman
Reunited feels so good
One for eight

AFC SOUTH BLOG
AFC South salary –cap report
GMs keep an eye on mock drafts

NFL NEWS
Texans likely to buck trend of using top pick on defender
Titans’ Gray on plusses of three veteran safeties
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley excited to be on the field
Pat Summerall, Star kicker with Giants and Calm voice on TV, dies at 82
NFL to reveal schedule Thursday
Ultimate Mock Draft IX: Awkward moment awaits former Packers QB Brett Favre
Robert Kraft donating up to $100,000 to Boston Marathon victims

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots pledge donations
Source: NY Jets agree to one year deal with outside LB Calvin Pace
Tom Telesco navigates a ‘unique’ draft

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says Tom Coughlin comments on his weight ‘never bothered’ him
Carimi sets sights on guard spot


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 3, 2013

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 3, 2013 – 8:46 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts punter Pat McAfee signs franchise tender
Colts signing of WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is one-year chance worth taking
Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey follows his heard – and Andrew Luck – to Indianapolis
Heyward-Bey feeling fortunate to hook up with Luck
Free agent WR follows heart to Indy
Heyward-Bey follows heart to sign with Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Defensive Backs
Heart leads to Colts

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Marks is seventh FA to move in division
Reassessing the Titans’ needs
Moon calls Pardee a ‘Texas legend’

NFL NEWS
Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer gives Cardinals QB depth ‘as strong as anybody’s’
Nnamdi Asomugha joins Niners
Branden Albert wants commitment
Seau lawsuit merged with Pa. NFL concussion case
Jets and Revis look stuck together until some team takes the bait
Report: John Harbaugh didn’t want Ed Reed back with Ravens
Monday Morning QB – Tuesday

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots mourn Chuck Fairbanks
Tom Telesco inherits the Philip Rivers shopping Bonus

NFC TEAM NEWS
Pat White cancels tryout with NY Giants to sign with Washington Redskins, play backup QB to Robert Griffin III: report
McCaskey ‘heartbroken’ over Urlacher’s departure


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FAMILIAR FACES ON THE ROAD

Posted by craigkelleycolts on February 21, 2013 – 2:56 pm

Twice this coming season, the Colts will see familiar faces on the road.

Indianapolis will see Bruce Arians in Arizona and they will see Tom Telesco when visiting San Diego.

Telesco served in a variety of personnel roles with the Colts starting in 1998, including last year as the chief aide under General Manager Ryan Grigson.

Telesco left after the 2012 season to become the general manager with the Chargers.

Telesco has risen to the top of his profession, and he remembers the steps that got him there.

“You’re looking at 15-plus years at working with Bill Polian and one year with Ryan, who ended up being the executive-of-the-year,” said Telesco.  “Without that whole learning process, there’s no way I’m here without those two guys and the whole organization.  Everything that I’ve learned has been from the Colts.”

Telesco saw Polian reconstruct the Colts into an NFL power.  After a 3-13 1998 record, the Colts surged to 13-3, then won 115 times in regular-season play from 2000-09, the NFL’s winningest decade total.

At the combine last year, he was watching Grigson and Chuck Pagano take their initial steps as a duo.  It was going to be a course where the pair was going to perform the same reconstructive roster process he saw Polian do years earlier.

Last year, he was closer to the action than in 1998.  He saw the Colts jump nine games from 2-14 to 11-5 and make the playoffs.

Now, he is taking those same early footsteps with his new head coach, Mike McCoy.

“I like to refer back to watching Ryan (Grigson) as a first-time GM working with a first-time head coach with Chuck.  I relied on that a lot, actually,” said Telesco.  “Where the roster was, a lot had to be turned over in a short period of time.  To watch those two guys do it, do it so recently and do it so well has been a huge help for me here already.”

Telesco said he started scouting coaches a while back, during his days with the Colts.  He had a great feel for Arians, yet thought the best fit was with McCoy, who served last year as Denver’s offensive coordinator.

Telesco is a veteran of the business, yet he is finding out new things about himself as the top decision-maker.  He is consensus-building in a new organization and has not given much thought to his working manner.

“I don’t know if I even have a style.  I don’t really concern myself too much with that,” said Telesco.  “You come into work each day and try to find the best players you can.  Part of it is building chemistry with the team and the team process.  Getting to know the coaches well, getting to know the scouts and the front office that’s all a part of team building for me.

“It’s trying to get to know everybody really well.  That’s what we’re going through right now.  I like to communicate with people.  As far as my style, I can’t even answer that.”


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ARIANS TALKS PAGANO, GRIGSON AND ROAD EFFORT ON RADIO SHOW

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 30, 2012 – 9:42 am

Colts interim head coach/offensive coordinator Bruce Arians joined ‘Voice of the Colts’ Bob Lamey on Monday evening for the ‘Pagano Show.’ Below are some of the highlights from Arians on Monday night.
On the surprise visit from head coach Chuck Pagano to the complex:

“It was great. Chuck stopped in for the staff meeting today. He had been down to the hospital, saw the doctors and got a great report on his counts and everything was up. He was able to stop in and spend an hour or two. I think it was great medicine for him because he felt great about it and we were all excited to have him in there.”

On the final play against the Titans and the effort by rookie Vick Ballard:

“That was just a spectacular effort on his part and just a great play to have the wherewithal to spin, turn the ball away from everybody, protect it, and still get the height he has to (in order) to make it in from the four (yard line). Just a fantastic individual effort but some really great blocks by some guys out on that screen also to get him that point where he launched and got it in.”

On doing a little more on the road and if the team accomplished that:

“Doing your job is just not enough. We had some unbelievable efforts on the defensive line, guys throwing their bodies around and holding Chris Johnson to 99 yards, then getting off the field on third down in the second half. It was really above and beyond. That’s what you’ve got to do to win games on the road. The play like Vicks’ and the plays leading up to it…there was a play in there, the third-and-10 when Andrew hit Reggie down the middle for a big one. It was a good team win.”

On general manager Ryan Grigson and working together when assembling a roster:

“We have great dialogue between that side of the building and our side of the building. It’s just one. There really are no sides to this building. It’s just Colts. It’s a great feeling. Ryan and Chuck started it off and I feel like the whole staff feels that way with Tommy (Telesco) and Ryan and everybody.”

On the running back depth and if the team is starting to form a ‘three-headed monster’:

“I knew we had a good set of backs. Each guy that’s stepped in there now has a role. With Delone (Carter) in short yardage, he’s done a good job since he was injured. I know Donald (Brown) was going to be an explosive player for us and we all thought Vick was going to become a really good player. He got thrown in there more than we hoped to early but he’s answered the challenge. Now, we have some good depth.”

On limiting Chris Johnson to under 100 yards:

“He made me hold my breath a couple of times when he came popping out of there but we did a great job of tackling him, and a great job of tackling receivers after the catch. We didn’t give them anything big. They are notorious for big plays. Chris is the best. Defensively, we did a great job of holding him down.”

On the 4-3 Dolphins next up on the calendar:

“You got two young teams, first year staffs with guys that are playing hard. They obviously have bought in down there like our guys have bought in. Both are 4-3 and they got a three-game winning streak and we got a two-game winning streak. This is a big game for the AFC.”


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