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Colts Thursday Injury Report: John Simon returns as a full participant, Turbin to injured reserve

Colts Thursday Injury Report: John Simon returns as a full participant, Turbin to injured reserve

The Indianapolis Colts returned to practice today with one key defensive contributor returning to practice as a full participant and one key offensive contributor landing on the injured reserve. OFFENSE As was expected, Robert Turbin will be placed on injured reserve and likely will be lost for the season. While losing Turbin might be easily overlooked for some fans, this will be a blow that will impact the team on the field in a key situation at some point this season. He was an incredibly reliable short-yardage back who helped the Colts offensive line earn accolades in 2016 as the most...
Stampede Blue Oct 18, 2017
Colts Wednesday Injury Report: John Simon did not participate due to shoulder injury

Colts Wednesday Injury Report: John Simon did not participate due to shoulder injury

While the biggest injury news of the day surrounds the soreness and inflammation in Andrew Luck’s throwing shoulder, which will hold him out of practice today, we have already covered the pertinent details of his status and what we might be able to expect when he returns. It is also not a huge surprise that rookie inside linebacker Anthony Walker is still sitting out of practice nursing a hamstring injury that he aggravated against the 49ers. Nor is is it surprising that Robert Turbin did not practice after suffering a nasty arm injury against the Titans. The one new addition is a player...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
Tale of the Tape: Woods and Hankins make a big difference on the ground against Seattle Week 4

Tale of the Tape: Woods and Hankins make a big difference on the ground against Seattle Week 4

The Indianapolis Colts defense has undergone a great deal of change over the course of the off-season. The front seven is entirely new except for the return of a healthy Henry Andersonand second-year inside linebacker Antonio Morrison. The early results from this group have been promising against the run. The biggest keys to this new success is the addition of defensive tackles Al Woods and Johnathan Hankins. Their counterparts at outside linebacker in Jabaal Sheard and John Simon have also played an important role in making it much more difficult for opponents to run the ball. Despite this...
Stampede Blue Oct 7, 2017
Tale of the Tape: Colts Odd Defensive Personnel and Schemes Result in Run Failures in Seattle Week 4

Tale of the Tape: Colts Odd Defensive Personnel and Schemes Result in Run Failures in Seattle Week 4

The Indianapolis Colts defense has undergone a great deal of change over the course of the off-season. The front seven is entirely new except for the return of a healthy Henry Anderson and second-year inside linebacker Antonio Morrison. The early results from this group have been promising against the run. The biggest keys to this new success is the addition of defensive tackles Al Woods and Johnathan Hankins. Their counterparts at outside linebacker in Jabaal Sheard and John Simon have also played an important role in making it much more difficult for opponents to run the ball. Despite...
Stampede Blue Oct 5, 2017
Malik Hooker is key to the new look Colts defense

Malik Hooker is key to the new look Colts defense

The Colts defense has been a weakness since franchise quarterback Andrew Luck entered the league in 2012. The team has long struggled to generate a pass rush. New General Manager Chris Ballard took steps in the right direction to help generate additional pressure by adding free agent additions John Simon and Jabaal Sheard. There is a very strong argument that could be made for either of the Colts new outside linebackers being the best newcomer to the Colts defense. Additionally, the team has long struggled against the run. So, GM Chris Ballard added players like Al Woods and Johnathan...
Stampede Blue Sep 25, 2017
Colts Cast: Colts Limp Out of Week 3 with 31-28 Win Over Browns

Colts Cast: Colts Limp Out of Week 3 with 31-28 Win Over Browns

When the Indianapolis Colts lose, it’s easy to be negative. When they win it’s harder, but when the coaching staff employs a coward’s gameplan for the final 30-plus minutes of the game it’s warranted. Jacoby Brissett did indeed improve from last week, he looked comfortable and his receivers helped him out tremendously in the process. John Simon continues to be a man among men, and the defense turned the Cleveland Browns over 3 times in the process. There were so many good things about the first half and it was really fun to watch. Really fum. It’s just too bad that wen it came...
Stampede Blue Sep 24, 2017
2017 Week 3 Browns v Colts: Second Half Open Thread

2017 Week 3 Browns v Colts: Second Half Open Thread

One early story in the game is that there is a great deal of defensive rotation going on for the Colts. There is a third and long package that includes Margus Hunt, John Simon, and Barkevious Mingo as the primary pass rushers. Mingo and Simon were both able to get early pressure on Kizer, with Simon landing another sack. The defense in general might turn into an average or better unit this year with one of the better defensive lines in the league. The one constant through three games, regardless of anyone’s opinions about opponent strength has been a defensive line who spends much of the...
Stampede Blue Sep 23, 2017
Three Keys for the Colts vs the Browns

Three Keys for the Colts vs the Browns

1 - Pressure Deshone Kizer early and often Kizer is a young, inexperienced quarterback who has made his fair share of mistakes in his first two NFL starts. The Colts did a good job of pressuring Carson Palmer but the Colts will face a tougher offensive line this week, so they’ll need to be creative about bringing pressure. Against the Steelers, Kizer struggled to decipher blitzes and made some poor errors throughout the game. The Colts need to bring the heat against Kizer early on so that they can rattle him and affect his confidence. Jabaal Sheard and John Simon should see a lot of...

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