Category: ‘Running Backs’
Williams, Cunningham Wrap up Colts’ Draft
April 27th, 2013 at 7:37 PM
The 2013 NFL Draft is complete and for the second-straight year, the Indianapolis Colts made the final selection. With that pick, the Colts made South Carolina tight end Justice Cunningham as the newest person to be called "Mr. Irrelevant" as the last player to be selected in a draft. Cunningham, 22, is...
Indianapolis Colts: Running Back Talent Could Be Attractive to Colts in Later Rounds
April 7th, 2013 at 2:14 PM
While the Indianapolis Colts have pressing needs along the offensive line and wide receiver, the NFL draft is always about finding value, particularly in the later rounds. With that in mind, Ryan Grigson could find some tremendous value at the running back position with the Colts middle and late round...
Vick Ballard Becoming Bruce Arians’ Bell-Cow Back
December 11th, 2012 at 9:01 AM
Bruce Arians is known for tutoring young quarterbacks. Peyton Manning, Tim Couch, Ben Roethlisberger and now Andrew Luck have all benefited from Arians' instruction. Arians has also developed another reputation over the years, one for having a running back who can move the chains in a game's waning moments, enabling...
Donald Brown Out; Vick Ballard to Make First Start Against New York Jets
October 10th, 2012 at 3:09 PM
Indianapolis Colts' running back Donald Brown enjoyed his best game of 2012 Sunday against the Green Bay Packers with 84 yards on 19 carries and a critical two point conversion following the go-ahead touchdown. Brown apparently injured one of his knees on that play, however, and has had surgery to...
Matchup of the Week: Donald Brown V. Jacksonville Jaguars Run Defense
September 21st, 2012 at 8:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** Donald Brown has heard his share of criticism during his time as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. A lot was expected when the Colts drafted him out of UConn in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, and to this point, Brown hasn't put up the numbers one...
Mewelde Moore Hoping to Play Sunday at Pittsburgh
August 15th, 2012 at 1:40 PM
Mewelde Moore is anxious to return to Pittsburgh where he spent four seasons. His injured ribs, however, might keep him out of action. Regardless, he's providing great veteran leadership for the Indianapolis Colts. Check out my full interview with him at Colts.com.
Colts Sign Rookie Running Back Alexander, Linebacker Lutrus Moved to IR
August 14th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account (@JimIrsay) Tuesday, August 14 the signing of running back Alvester Alexander. To make room for Alexander on the 90-man roster, the team placed linebacker Scott Lutrus on injured reserve. Alexander, 21, went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft after forgoing his...
Vick Ballard Shines in His First NFL Game
August 13th, 2012 at 10:48 PM
When Vick Ballard entered the game for the first time Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts were backed up at their own two yard line. Admittedly he was a little nervous. Three carries later, he had established himself as an NFL running back. I interviewed Ballard after Sunday's game. See what Ballard...
Vick Ballard Trying to Break into Crowded Indianapolis Colts Backfield
August 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 PM
For Vick Ballard, the transition from Starkville, MS to Indianapolis has been a big change. My piece on Colts.com profiles how the former Mississippi State star is finding life in the NFL and the big city.
Colts Sign Veteran Running Back Mewelde Moore, Release Quarterback David Legree
June 19th, 2012 at 3:48 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the team signed free agent running back Mewelde Moore Tuesday. Moore, 29, is an eight-year NFL veteran who previously played four seasons each for the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. In his career, he has accumulated 2,247 rushing yards on 494 carries and six touchdowns,...
Time for Andrew Luck to Hit the Books
June 15th, 2012 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1***If Andrew Luck thought preparing for finals at Stanford was hard, he ain't seen nothing yet. With mandatory mini-camp in the rear view mirror, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback now has a little over a month to prepare for his toughest exam yet: NFL training camp and his first regular season...
Indianapolis Colts’ Ground Game Remains a Question Mark
May 7th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts got what they hope is the continuation of Peyton Manning for the next decade in Andrew Luck. What's still a mystery, however, is where the threat from the running game will come from. The Colts have never been a power running team during their decade-long dominance of the...
Report: Joseph Addai to Sign with New England Patriots
May 6th, 2012 at 3:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Many Indianapolis Colts' fans were surprised when Joseph Addai was among the players released when the Colts purged their roster of most of their high-priced veteran players. It's even more surprising that Addai will likely sign a contract with the rival New England Patriots. News of the Addai/Patriots pairing first broke...
Indianapolis Colts Continue Offensive Based Draft with Ballard
April 28th, 2012 at 3:56 PM
The Indianapolis Colts again have attempted to give new quarterback Andrew Luck as many new offensive bodies as it can with its fifth round selection of Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard. Despite Ballard's 220 pound frame, he showed a shifty ability with bursts of quickness while setting a school record...
Is the NFL a Passing League? Part III
January 15th, 2012 at 7:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** This week Colts 101 has explored the myth of the NFL becoming a "passing" league. Contrary to commentators insistence, we've shown that teams need to be able to run the ball effectively if they expect to win championships. We've also looked at some of the misconceptions surrounding "elite" quarterbacks like...
Indianapolis Colts’ Fans Have Reasons to Be Thankful, Even at 0-10
November 24th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
There are not a great number of positive things to say when a team is 0-10 on the season. A bye week provided some extra time for prospective though on the journey of 2011 to find some things to be happy about. After all the injuries and setbacks the Indianapolis Colts...
At 0-3 Indianapolis Colts’ Glass Half Full and Half Empty
September 26th, 2011 at 4:59 PM
For Indianapolis Colts fans, the first three games without Peyton Manning have gone about as poorly as they could have from a win-loss perspective. On the other hand, there have been several bright spots that have Colts fans grasping at some hope for the remainder of the season. While it...
Last Chance for Indianapolis Colts Hopefuls to Make an Impression
September 1st, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Normally teams will rest starters and let the final position battles play out on the field in week four of the preseason. The biggest battle the Colts have though will be decided on the practice field next week. Peyton Manning will not see action Thursday as he continues to recover from...