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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...

Indianapolis Colts Glad to Be Back in Front of Home Fans for Mini-Camp
June 12th, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Reggie Wayne came up to Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano before tonight's open mini-camp at Lucas Oil Stadium and said, "You know what? Doesn’t matter what time of year it is, when the lights are on, it doesn’t matter." ***PHOTO1*** It was only a practice, but getting back in front of...

Position Battles Will Highlight 2013 Indianapolis Colts OTAs and Training Camp
May 13th, 2013 at 8:50 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have welcomed their rookies and now look forward to the process of integrating them into the team for 2013. After a week off this week, organized team activities (OTAs) will begin next week and continue into the first week in June. Though no positions will be won...

Off Season Workouts are When Team Chemistry Gets Created
May 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 AM
We're still over three months from another NFL season, but for the Indianapolis Colts, the "glue" for 2013 is being manufactured right now. Off season workouts are not only for individuals preparing themselves for the season, but a time for welcoming new free agents and draft picks into the football...

Indianapolis Colts Hope to Steal Defensive Talent in Later Rounds
April 16th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have focused heavily on their defense in free agency. The Colts have acquired no fewer than five new starters since the final gun sounded in Baltimore this past January. Even so, Ryan Grigson and company aren't finished remaking the Colts defense. There's still a need for an impact...

Free Agency Could Take Indianapolis Colts Linebackers from Good to Great
February 14th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts return a good linebacking corps for 2013. Even with the probable loss of Dwight Freeney, the Colts will be led by OLB Robert Mathis and have a solid group in the middle featuring Kavell Conner, a healthy Pat Angerer and Jerrell Freeman. In Greg Manusky's 3-4 scheme, however,...

Andrew Luck Shines in AFC Pro Bowl Loss
January 28th, 2013 at 11:17 AM
It was just an exhibition, but Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck exhibited why he deserved to be playing with the rest of the NFL's greats in the Pro Bowl and why he'll most likely make several return appearances to the annual all-star game. Luck led all AFC quarterbacks with...

Robert Mathis, Reggie Wayne Named to AFC Pro Bowl Team
December 27th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The Indianapolis Colts will have at least two representatives in this year's AFC/NFC Pro Bowl. It was announced last night that LB Robert Mathis and WR Reggie Wayne were named to the AFC squad which will take on the NFC all-stars in Hawaii on Jan. 27, 2013. For Mathis this marks...

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...

Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets Both Dealing with Key Injuries
October 13th, 2012 at 8:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's only game six for the New York Jets and game five for the Indianapolis Colts, but both teams have been forced to deal with key injuries thus far in 2012. Each team could be without the services of as many as six players who were pegged as starters when...

Indianapolis Colts Bye Week Report Card: Defense and Special Teams
September 30th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
Yesterday we took a look at the Indianapolis Colts' offense after three games. Today we'll evaluate the progress of the defense and special teams units. Defensive line: C The new-look defensive line won't get as much attention as the 3-4 scheme is designed for them to simply occupy linemen while the...

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...

Indianapolis Colts Show Inexperience in Last Preseason Game
August 30th, 2012 at 7:58 PM
In their final tune up before opening the season in Chicago, the Indianapolis Colts were anything but sharp. To this point, Chuck Pagano's patchwork squad had played with a precision that belied their inexperience. Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, they looked lost. Andrew Luck's night would be a short one...

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...