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30 at 30: Number 18, Head Coach Chuck Pagano
July 5th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Colts 101 is counting down the 30 most influential members of the Indianapolis Colts in commemoration of the Colts' 30th season in Indianapolis. Had Chuck Pagano merely turned around a 2-14 team to a playoff qualifier in one season, that would be enough to qualify him for our list. But there's...

Ridiculously Early Predictions for Indianapolis Colts 2013 Season
April 18th, 2013 at 8:50 PM
The NFL has released the 2013 schedule and just like last season, Colts 101 is among the first to offer our totally fearless early forecast on what will go down. Last season, we were bold enough to predict a 7-9 finish. Everybody called us "homers" at the time, but it...

Bruce Arians Named NFL Coach of the Year; Andrew Luck Second in Rookie of the Year
February 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 PM
Bruce Arians took a a difficult situation and made the best of it, for both the Indianapolis Colts and himself. Arians guided the Colts to a 9-3 record and a wild card playoff berth after head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. That earned Arians the Arizona Cardinals' head coaching position...

Expect More West Coast than Downfield with Pep Hamilton’s Offense
January 20th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Andrew Luck over-delivered on some pretty lofty expectations for his rookie year. Much of that is due to the tutelage of veteran offensive coordinator Bruce Arians who installed an offense that allowed Luck to showcase his skills.  With Arians off to Arizona, the Indianapolis Colts have turned to Luck's Stanford offensive...

Indianapolis Colts Announce Hiring of Pep Hamilton as Offensive Coordinator
January 19th, 2013 at 6:04 PM
The Indianapolis Colts confirmed today the hiring of former Stanford University offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton to the same role with the Indianapolis Colts. Hamilton replace Bruce Arians who was named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. “Pep Hamilton is a sharp, detailed and innovative coach who is a rising...

Maxwell Club Names Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians Coach of the Year
January 16th, 2013 at 1:07 PM
  The prestigious Maxwell Football Club has announced that they will honor Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians with their professional Coach of the Year award, the Greasy Neale Award.   In their first season in Indianapolis, Head Coach Chuck Pagano and Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach Bruce Arians...

After Further Review: What a Ride It Was!
January 7th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said it best following yesterday's season-ending loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round of the NFL Playoffs: "What a ride!" Indeed, Mr. Irsay. Colts fans have enjoyed one of the more memorable seasons in franchise history. And while this season didn't end...

For Indianapolis Colts to Advance, They Must Stop Ray Rice
January 6th, 2013 at 7:14 AM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts have been in this situation several times already this year, facing an All-Pro caliber running back playing alongside an erratic quarterback. Today's wild card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens will be no different. Today's challenge for the Colts will be Ray Rice, the Ravens' diminutive but powerful...

Could This Be Bruce Arians’ Last Game as Indianapolis Colts Head Coach?
December 20th, 2012 at 7:56 AM
If all goes according to plans and doctors sign off, Chuck Pagano will be at the helm next week when the Indianapolis Colts finish the regular season at home against the Houston Texans. Pagano finished his third and final round of chemotherapy earlier this month and has been conditioning for a...

Indianapolis Colts Will Go to Kansas City Battered and Bruised
December 18th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Rarely is Indianapolis Colts' interim head coach Bruce Arians so direct about injuries this early in the week. On Monday, Arians told reporters in no uncertain terms that the Colts' injury situation heading into this weeks game against the Kansas City Chiefs would not be any better. Arians has already ruled...

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...

Week 13 NFL Pickem: Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming
November 29th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
It's week 13 in the NFL and your Indianapolis Colts sit at 7-4. Yes, your awake. This isn't some figment of a weird Thanksgiving leftover-induced dream. The same team that didn't win a game until week 16 last year is in the driver's seat for a playoff berth. There's still...

Young Indianapolis Colts Continue to Exceed Expectations
November 9th, 2012 at 9:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** That the Indianapolis Colts won last night against the Jacksonville Jaguars isn't surprising. How they did it is. This young team continues to defy the limited expectations that were placed upon them. At 6-3, the Colts have tripled their win output from 2011. I optimistically said that they would win...

Rex Ryan and Bruce Arians Renew Their Rivalry This Weekend
October 12th, 2012 at 9:19 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** For four seasons, Rex Ryan and Bruce Arians were at the center of the NFL's most heated rivalry. Ryan, as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens and Arians, as offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers, went head to head strategically for supremacy of the bruising AFC North. Now, for the first...

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...

Bruce Arians: “We Can’t Allow the Cheeseheads to Come in Here and Take Over.”
October 4th, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers will mark the 82nd consecutive home game the Indianapolis Colts will play before a sellout crowd. Interim head coach Bruce Arians remembers a time though when a Colts home game didn't necessarily mean an advantage for the home team. "I saw it happen in...

Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Diagnosed with Leukemia
October 1st, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML). He will undergo four to six weeks of hospitalization while receiving chemotherapy treatment. Prognosis is favorable for remission but will require ongoing treatment. ***PHOTO1*** Colts owner Jim Irsay told media at a press conference this morning that Pagano went...

Indianapolis Colts Sign Super Bowl Winning Offensive Lineman
September 10th, 2012 at 6:47 PM
Bruce Arians and Trai Essex won two Super Bowls together in Pittsburgh. Now Arians hopes the veteran offensive lineman can bring his versatility to Indianapolis and help plug some holes there that threaten the safety of his star quarterback. Essex was signed on Monday after head coach Chuck Pagano revealed it...

Bruce Arians Likes What He Sees from Young Indianapolis Colts Offense
August 8th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning's first quarterback coach in Indianapolis, groomed Tim Couch in Cleveland before Couch was injured and turned a raw Ben Roethlisberger into a two time Super Bowl winner. Now Arians has a new challenge in grooming another first round quarterback in Andrew Luck. With...

LaVon Brazill Steals the Show at Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
August 6th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
Rookie wide receiver LaVon Brazill showed his versatility at Indianapolis Colts' training camp today at Anderson University, first catching a touchdown pass from Andrew Luck, and then completing a pass of his own to Austin Collie. Andrew Luck was struggling through the first half of practice today, which was in full pads....