3:05 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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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...
9 hours ago
Colts Week 7 Fantasy Preview vs. Jaguars

Colts Week 7 Fantasy Preview vs. Jaguars

Breaking down the fantasy prospects of Indianapolis Colts players in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week, the Indianapolis Colts take on one of the league’s best defenses in the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts have been able to skirt by lately against some floundering fantasy defenses, and they have capitalized. However, this Jacksonville Def/ST is for real. They lead the league in sacks (23), takeaways (16), defensive touchdowns (4) and opponent passer rating (60.0). They are also top-10 in total defense (311.7 YPG), pass defense (166.0 YPG) and points per game (18.3). The...
14 hours ago
2017 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Fire or Flop

2017 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Fire or Flop

Which fantasy football players are likely to catch fire, and which ones might flop during Week 7? This is the Week 7 “Fire or Flop” series, highlighting my favorite and not-so favorite fantasy football plays of the week. I am not going to mention elite players because you will usually be starting them every week anyways (Def/ST, the exception). I will list five players from each position group (excluding K) that I feel good about each week, followed by others that I don’t. As always, my thoughts are with PPR in mind. QUARTERBACK FIRE Dak Prescott @ San Francisco 49ers —...
15 hours ago
Tale of the Tape: Le’Raven Clark has mixed performance in first game at right guard

Tale of the Tape: Le’Raven Clark has mixed performance in first game at right guard

After the Colts announced that Jack Mewhort would be placed on injured reserve with a nagging knee injury, offensive line coach Joe Philbin had to shuffle around his players to put together a starting group once again. Second-year tackle prospect Le’Raven Clark spent much of this summer and training camp working his way into somebody’s doghouse and lost his battle for right tackle. He first lost the battle to Denzelle Good, who went down with an injury almost immediately, and then was passed over for the job again when the Colts moved Joe Haeg into the starting role over him. Injuries...
16 hours ago
2017 Colts Opponent Scouting Report: Week 7, Jaguars Special Teams, Wildcards, and a Prediction

2017 Colts Opponent Scouting Report: Week 7, Jaguars Special Teams, Wildcards, and a Prediction

Overview On October 22, 2017, the Indianapolis Colts will host the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this week seven match-up I sought to understand our opponent and get a better idea of what we’re up against. The Jags finished 2016 with 3 wins and 13 losses. One of those wins came against our Colts. Our win against that bad Jags team came at home and is best remembered by the visual of a pumped up Andrew Luck running off the field, wearing a brace on nearly every visible joint, pumping his fist like a kid who just won the Super Bowl. This all despite the win coming against a 3-12 team at a time...
17 hours ago
The fallout from a bad off-season decision: When should the Colts cut Chuck?

The fallout from a bad off-season decision: When should the Colts cut Chuck?

Tell me if you’ve heard this before... The Colts are tied or with the lead entering halftime. They make no noticeable halftime adjustments and squander their lead to either lose or almost lose the game. In a league where anything can and will happen, the Colts being out-coached after halftime is about as consistent as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. In a league full of inconsistencies and outliers, Chuck Pagano is steadfast in his refusal to make noticeable halftime adjustments. At this point, we all know Chuck Pagano is the lamest of lame duck coaches. He has proven...
18 hours ago
The Colts worst decision this off-season was not bringing in Ballard’s choice at head coach

The Colts worst decision this off-season was not bringing in Ballard’s choice at head coach

The Back Story The Indianapolis Colts have been in a perpetual struggle ever since the team didn’t properly capitalize on Peyton Manning’s career in Indianapolis. There is certainly no doubt that Manning’s legacy, which deserves the statue that now stands in front of Lucas Oil Stadium, should be a very bright spot in the memory of Colts fans in Indianapolis. For the most part, it is. I will continue to believe that Manning was and still is the greatest quarterback to ever play football until such time as someone else comes along and makes me feel differently. So, for all of those...
18 hours ago
Colts Film Room: Third Down Woes Expedite 2nd Half Collapse

Colts Film Room: Third Down Woes Expedite 2nd Half Collapse

Right now the Indianapolis Colts are a bad third-down team. They are a bad red zone team at the moment and are becoming that team in which opposing quarterbacks feel comfortable throwing downfield against. These are major issues, among others, that the Colts will have to address and overcome if they intend to win any games down the line. We discussed the issues in the red zone with Jacoby Brissett last week, which we saw a few of those habits still creeping in on MNF. But, today we’re going to touch on the third down issues, specifically those in the second half when the Colts were in the...
Oct 19, 2017
Stampede Blue’s Colts Links: Should the Colts shut down Andrew Luck for the season?

Stampede Blue’s Colts Links: Should the Colts shut down Andrew Luck for the season?

Indianapolis Colts should shut down Andrew Luck for the season - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPNWith a first-year GM, the Colts should take a long-term view with their $140 million franchise QB and get him ready for the 2018 season. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck’s shoulder injury timelineAndrew Luck hurt his throwing shoulder early in the 2015 season, but it wasn't until 15 months later that fans learned how badly he had been hurt. Colts ‘shutting down’ Andrew Luck for now; soreness an issue | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Andrew...
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...
Oct 18, 2017
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard: Luck will pick up where he left off when he returns to practice

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard: Luck will pick up where he left off when he returns to practice

These hits are starting to be a real pain in my shoulder If you’re a Colts fan you have to be sort of used to taking punches by now. In many respects, it somehow feels like the 2011 neck surgery and missed season for Peyton Manning started a nightmare that never fully finished. The 11 win seasons and annual playoff progression feels like it was so long ago at this point that it would be understandable to think that Andrew Luck is entering his tenth season in the NFL. Similar to the nightmare that was the 2011 NFL season in Indianapolis, this year fans have been left in a state of limbo...
Oct 18, 2017
Andrew Luck Suffers Setback, Won’t Practice This Week

Andrew Luck Suffers Setback, Won’t Practice This Week

If you needed some good news after another disappointing meltdown on Monday night, look away. #Colts GM Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck has soreness in his shoulder and took a cortisone shot. This is a setback. No practice this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2017 This is frustrating news, especially considering how gradually the Indianapolis Colts have been bringing Andrew Luck back from his shoulder issues, and the fact that he was finally seeing the practice field. Luck was already ruled out for Sunday’s game against the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars, but...
Oct 18, 2017
Firing Chuck Pagano is Not the Answer for the Colts

Firing Chuck Pagano is Not the Answer for the Colts

I’ve tried to keep a professional mentality when approaching the glaringly obvious coaching problem going on with this Colts team. “Firing coaches does not lead to continuity within the franchise.” There are several examples of successful professional sports franchises that are known for keeping their staff around for years and that staff also achieving some modicum of success.I’ve held back from saying “just fire Pagano” because I didn’t think it was the right answer. The problems have been much more personnel related. Afterall, Colts fans should be fully aware that the team...
Oct 18, 2017
2017 Fantasy Football: Ezekiel Elliott Eligible Again... For Now

2017 Fantasy Football: Ezekiel Elliott Eligible Again... For Now

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received another break in his legal case against the NFL yesterday, making him eligible for the time being. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was granted another temporary restraining order against his six-game suspension from the NFL. It makes him eligible to play this week against the San Francisco 49ers and the following week against the Washington Redskins. Per ESPN: “U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field. Crotty...
Oct 18, 2017
Colts Cast: Colts Coming Up Short In Too Many Key Areas

Colts Cast: Colts Coming Up Short In Too Many Key Areas

Matt Danely runs through some interesting statistics, showing why the Colts find themselves at 2-4, and also hits on PFF’s updated Colts grades Aside from the Indianapolis Colts finding seemingly several ways to lose, some situations have become more prevalent than others. For example, the Colts have continued to be outscored in each quarter of the second half — but, what is causing it? Well, falling down the charts in some very key areas, mixed with bad coaching and zero situational awareness will do that to you. The Colts haven’t been able to seal a victory, or even take...