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One Week of Training Camp Down, Along with Two Players
August 1st, 2014 at 3:51 PM
The first week of the Colts' summer training camp is over, as well as the season for two starting players. Both running back Vick Ballard and offensive lineman Donald Thomas have received season-ending injuries, before the season has even begun. ***PHOTO1*** Ballard was the first of the two to be injured, having...

Delone Carter Traded to Baltimore Ravens
August 21st, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts traded running back Delone Carter to the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. Carter, 26, was the team's fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Syracuse University, making three starts during his rookie season. In his Colts career, Carter rushed...

Looking Over Their Shoulders: Five 2012 Starters Who Could Lose Their Jobs in 2013
July 10th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
***PHOTO1***We're inside of three weeks until the 2013 season begins in earnest when the Indianapolis Colts take the field at Anderson University for training camp. The next month's worth of practices and preseason games will determine who will lead the Colts in their effort to return to the NFL Playoffs. For...

Ahmad Bradshaw Would Make Sense for Indianapolis Colts
June 6th, 2013 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1***Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is working out for the Indianapolis Colts today at the team's Indiana Farm Bureau practice center. Pro Football Talk's Evan Silva first reported the news today via Twitter. If Bradshaw is healthy (foot problems plagued him in New York) he would make an...

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...

Indianapolis Colts Excited to Get Back to Work
April 18th, 2013 at 8:09 AM
The Indianapolis Colts kicked off preparations for the 2013 season this week as they began workouts at the Indiana Farm Bureau football facility. While this year's workouts were much more of a homecoming than last season's, there were still some new faces making their first appearance wearing the horseshoe. Among those...

Four Things the Indianapolis Colts Must Do to Be in New York for Super Bowl XLVIII
January 30th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** This week is all about the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49'ers convening in the Big Easy for Super Bowl XLVII. This time next year, the football universe will be focused on the Big Apple as New York will host its first Super Bowl. If the Indianapolis Colts are to...

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...

After Further Review: Indianapolis Colts’ Glass More than Half Full
December 17th, 2012 at 1:42 PM
We've got just two more games left in the NFL season and the Indianapolis Colts need to win just one of them to clinch a playoff spot and continue their improbable turnaround from being 2-14 a year ago. Yet after yesterday's loss to the Houston Texans, more than a few...

Indianapolis Colts Travel to Houston Without Key Players
December 14th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Stop me if you've heard this before. The Indianapolis Colts will (once again) be shorthanded with several key starters out due to injury. Playing with the AFC South on the line, the Colts will have to rely on the "next man up" to perform well on Sunday. Tom Zbikowski will miss...

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...

After Further Review: How the NFL is Like Marriage
November 26th, 2012 at 4:02 PM
Guys, how many times can you honestly say to your wife, "Honey, I was thinking about football and couldn't help but see the similarities between success in the NFL and our marriage"? Well, today's your lucky day.  I spent the past weekend helping a good friend marry off his youngest daughter....

After Further Review: Play for 60 Minutes…Or More
October 29th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
The Indianapolis Colts showed yesterday the importance of playing until the final gun, coming back from a 10-3 deficit to defeat the Tennessee Titans in overtime 19-13. But let's face facts, Colts fans. This game was Tennessee's for the taking. The Titans had the ball on the Colts 42 with under...

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...

Indianapolis Colts Bubble Players Play the Waiting Game
August 31st, 2012 at 10:23 AM
I had the opportunity to talk with Deji Karim, Vick Ballard and Kris Adams after last night's preseason finale. Each is awaiting confirmation today that they're part of the Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster. Read about it at Colts.com.

Andrew Luck Overcomes Sloppy Start, Leads Indianapolis Colts to Halftime Lead
August 19th, 2012 at 9:45 PM
The Indianapolis Colts, fresh off their impressive preseason debut at home against St. Louis, took their show on the road for the first time in 2012. Heinz Field in Pittsburgh is as good a place as any to see how this young Colts team would respond to facing adversity on...

Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers Hobble into Sunday’s Preseason Game
August 16th, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Even though they've only played one preseason game, the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at injury issues that look more like week 10 of the regular season. Both teams have been bitten early by the injury bug which will force some changes in the depth charts when they...

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...

Weather, Poor Goal Line Execution Spoil Indianapolis Colts Practice
August 4th, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The Indianapolis Colts had to stop practice early on Saturday as ominous skies forced the team indoors to complete their practice. Unfortunately, the lightning in the clouds was more threatening than the Colts' offensive unit during goal line drills. Both Andrew Luck and Drew Stanton threw interceptions during the 11 on...

Five Players not Named Andrew Luck to Watch During Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
July 27th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1***As fans come out to Anderson University to get their first glimpses of the remade 2012 Indianapolis Colts, most will be wanting a good, long look at Andrew Luck, the team's number one draft choice and heir apparent to Peyton Manning. That's understandable. Luck's ability to develop on the fly...