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Posted by coltsindianapolis on January 16, 2014 – 12:55 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 13, 2013 – 6:22 am

Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 6, defensive tackle Vincent Burns
Sizing up the Colts roster: quarterbacks

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Tight Ends
2013 Colts Cheerleaders to be selected at final showcase on April 17
Colts Top Draft Pick: Running Back

Eight in the Box: Breakout Player
Warmack loves the idea of Munchak-Matthews

Report: Mathieu told NFL coaches he failed more than 10 drug tests
HCSCC board to vote on Astrodome plan next week
Tyrann Mathieu insists LSU tried to help him with drug problem
Antoine Winfield agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks

Relief for Alfonzo Dennard
Chargers work out Lane Johnson
Revis mum on his future with the Jets
Sanchez tutor Garcia says time for Jets to cut Tebow ‘distraction’

Cruz can get rich even though his options are limited
Giants meet with controversial Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o

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Posted by Kevin Bowen on February 28, 2013 – 11:44 am

For nearly every NFL coach that took to the podium at the NFL combine last week in Indianapolis, the question of how to defend the spread or pistol offense was waiting for them.

There wasn’t one dominant theme on the other side of the ball for coaches to answer but there was an intrigue on how the Seattle Seahawks constructed their secondary.

Long, rangy, physical defensive backs, in particular cornerbacks, make up the Seahawks secondary and now teams are turning their attention to prospects that potentially fit that mold.

At six-feet and 210 pounds Florida State’s Xavier Rhodes carries one of the biggest frames of any cornerback in this year’s draft.

His six-foot-seven-inch wingspan has NFL teams intrigued and Rhodes knows exactly what he posses.

“My strength is my size and my physicality, speed, height.” Rhodes said.

Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman (six-feet-three-inches and 195 pounds) and Brandon Browner (six-feet-four-inches and 221 pounds) comprise the biggest cornerback duo in the NFL.

They helped Seattle to the league’s best scoring defense at 15.3 points per game.

Coming from one of the nation’s finest defenses, Rhodes thinks the system at Florida State has prepared him well for the next level.

“At Florida State all we played was press on defense. Going to the NFL and seeing teams do a lot of press, I feel good doing it,” Rhodes said.

During his time in Tallahassee, Rhodes was a freshman All-American in 2010 and was a three-year starter for the Seminoles.

NFL analyst Mike Mayock considers Rhodes a second round pick with the flexibility to potentially move to safety.

Rhodes was impressive at the combine, leading all defensive backs with a 40.5” vertical jump.

Cornerbacks in the NFL could be changing to a different physical stature but one thing that remains the same is the confidence needed to survive on an island.

“Of course I’m going to say I’m the best,” Rhodes said of where he ranks among the 2013 cornerback class.

“If I don’t have confidence in myself no one else will. I feel like I’m the best here right now. I meet all the measureables: big, strong, fast, physical. I feel like I’m the best here.”

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Posted by Kevin Bowen on February 21, 2013 – 5:13 pm

This past season Andrew Luck was routinely asked about his matchups with some of his fellow rookie signal callers.

First, it was the preseason contest against the Redskins and Robert Griffin III.

Regular season matchups followed against the Browns and Brandon Weeden and lastly with the Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill.

Luck always downplayed facing the quarterbacks that share the same draft class and he will have to do that once more in 2013 when Seattle and Russell Wilson travel to Indianapolis next season.

Wilson was the final quarterback selected of the five mentioned above yet he delivered with a postseason run that was a mere seconds from a berth in the NFL Championship.

Seattle general manager John Schneider cracked a rye smile on Thursday morning when asked if he envisioned the season Wilson provided the Seahawks in his rookie campaign.

“We liked (Wilson) a lot, but for me to tell you that he was going to do what he did in his first year I would be lying to you,” Schneider said.

“I didn’t think it would happened this fast.”

Schneider said that the ‘poised, intelligent and accurate’ Wilson that the NFL saw this season carried the same attributes coming out of college, but foreseeing a season like this was hard to imagine.

This past year, Wilson threw for 3,118 yards and tossed 26 touchdowns, compared to just 10 interceptions.

His ability to escape pressure kept numerous plays alive for the Seahawks offense and he rushed for 489 yards in 2013.

Trying to protect dual-threat quarterbacks was a hot topic at the combine on Thursday and Schneider offered his opinion on Wilson.

“I think Russell is also a guy that can stay in the pocket, deliver the ball and deliver it on time and is a guy that has a unique way of finding passing lanes and throw it with timing,” Schneider said.

For Wilson, the next move in the offseason is taking some time away from the gridiron.

Since playing in the 2012 Rose Bowl, Wilson has been in non-stop football mode according to Schneider.

With three rookie quarterbacks experiencing the playoffs in their first years in the NFL, there seems to be a race brewing to who will get to the Super Bowl first.

Seattle and Wilson were the closest last season and now is striving for the next step.

“We are trying to do things better than anybody’s ever done,” Schneider said. “That’s our goal every single day.”

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