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30 at 30: Number 21, Linebacker Duane Bickett
July 1st, 2013 at 11:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** Colts 101 is continuing to count down the 30 most influential members of the Indianapolis Colts organization as the franchise approaches its 30th season in Indianapolis. Duane Bickett wasn't a "diamond in the rough" like some of the previous players we've profiled in this list. Bickett was a star from the...

Is Dwight Freeney Headed to San Diego?
May 18th, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network is reporting that former Indianapolis Colts great Dwight Freeney is close to a deal with the San Diego Chargers. Freeney has been shopping for a new home since the Colts elected not to renew his contract. San Diego is in dire need of a pass...

Dwight Freeney and Indianapolis Colts Part Ways
February 15th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
***PHOTO1***We knew it was coming. To some degree, it was even surprising they stayed with him this long, but today the Indianapolis Colts made it official. Owner Jim Irsay tweeted, "Sadly, Dwight and the Horseshoe parting ways." In a prepared statement announcing the Colts would not renew Freeney's contract, Irsay said: “Few...

Indianapolis Colts Can Shore up Defense Through Free Agency
February 12th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
The old adage tells us that "offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships." That was true for the Indianapolis Colts this year where Andrew Luck guaranteed sellouts at Lucas Oil Stadium and even led them to the playoffs. That was in spite of a defense, however, that often surrendered yards...

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...

Young Indianapolis Colts a Reflection of Their Elders
December 9th, 2012 at 8:37 PM
The Indianapolis Colts pulled a rabbit out of the hat once again today, defeating the Tennessee Titans 27-23. For the Colts, it marked their ninth victory of the season, eight of them by a margin of a touchdown or less. Additionally, the Colts overcame yet another halftime deficit to post...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts Front Seven V. Tennessee Titans Offensive Line
December 9th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have spent much of 2012 mixing and matching offensive linemen. For once, that shoe is on the other foot this week when the Tennessee Titans come to Lucas Oil Stadium.  Injuries have hit the Titans hard along their offensive line since the teams last met in week eight....

New England Patriots Still a Rival for Veteran Indianapolis Colts
November 16th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Peyton Manning may be gone, but if you ask the veteran members of the Indianapolis Colts, it's still something special when they meet the New England Patriots. The Colts travel to Foxboro to meet the Patriots on Sunday with only a handful of players remaining from the teams that almost...

Indianapolis Colts Slowly Regaining Their Health
November 1st, 2012 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts haven't only been adjusting to their overhauled 2012 staff and roster. A spate of injuries has had the Colts shuffling personnel on both sides of the ball every week since the beginning of the season. Now it appears that the Colts are getting relatively healthy. Interim head coach...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts Pass Rush V. Mike Otto
October 28th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
***PHOTO1***For the Indianapolis Colts to gain their first road win, they might have to take advantage of a Hoosier native to do so. Tackle Mike Otto, a Kokomo native and Purdue product, will likely get his second start at left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. Otto started last week in...

Injuries Mounting on Indianapolis Colts Front Seven
October 19th, 2012 at 9:24 AM
***PHOTO1***We'll start with the good news. It looks like LB Pat Angerer and CB Vontae Davis will return to action this weekend when the Indianapolis Colts host the Cleveland Browns. That ends the good news for the defense. The Colts continue to be ravaged by injuries, particularly along their defensive front...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts Rush Linebackers V. New York Jets Tackles
October 14th, 2012 at 8:56 AM
Last week, a key element of the Indianapolis Colts' success against the Green Bay Packers was their ability to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers. By getting to Rodgers and forcing him to get rid of the ball, it helped protect a Colts secondary which has been decimated by injury. This week...

Matchup of the Week: Cassius Vaughn V. James Jones
October 7th, 2012 at 8:14 AM
When the Indianapolis Colts take on the Green Bay Packers today at Lucas Oil Stadium, the scoreboard operator is bound to get a workout. The Colts passing offense is beginning to take shape under Andrew Luck, ranking 12th in the NFL overall. The Packers defense can get after the quarterback,...

After Further Review: NFL Week Four Thoughts
October 1st, 2012 at 7:49 AM
With the Indianapolis Colts off this week, Colts 101 had the opportunity to catch some other teams in action this weekend. Here's what we saw around the NFL during week four: The regular officials are back and it was obvious. Not that they didn't miss any calls or that the fans...

Bye Week Comes at Opportune Time for Injured Indianapolis Colts
September 28th, 2012 at 10:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** Unlike many teams, the Indianapolis Colts are perfectly happy to have their bye week fall so early in the season. Yes, it means the Colts must now endure 13 straight weeks of action (more if they make the playoffs) but with so many key injuries, this week off early in...

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. Indianapolis Colts Ready to Rev up for 2012
September 9th, 2012 at 7:15 AM
Indianapolis Colts' fans have been waiting for this moment since the 2011 season mercifully came to a close in Jacksonville. Who are we kidding, Colts fans have been looking forward to 2012 since around halftime of the New Orleans game last year. We've moved past the denial and anger stages and...

Washington Redskins Will Test Indianapolis Colts’ Run Defense
August 24th, 2012 at 9:34 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  For all the talk about the quarterback matchup between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in this week's preseason showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, the more compelling matchup will be the Redskins' running game against the Colts new defensive scheme. In the Redskins, the Colts will see a...

Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis Enjoying Challenge of New Defense
July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps the two Indianapolis Colts players with the most to learn this training camp are both veterans. Star defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are being asked to change their ways to fit in the Colts' new defensive scheme. Both are excited about the challenge and the opportunities it...

Indianapolis Colts Don’t Have Far to Travel to Surpass Last Season
July 16th, 2012 at 2:44 PM
 ***PHOTO1***The late John McKay, the legendary former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, once quipped about his team: "We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."  That would be a pretty good summation of the Indianapolis Colts 2011 season as well. With training camp under...

Indianapolis Colts Make Two Big Moves to Bolster Lines
March 14th, 2012 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps the biggest issue facing the Indianapolis Colts in this offseason was strengthening their offensive and defensive lines. General manager Ryan Grigson made two moves that will significantly address those weaknesses today, trading for former Eagles OT Winston Justice and former Ravens DE Cory Redding. Tapping into his Philadelphia connections, Grigson negotiated...