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Pagano admits he is 'scared to death' of training camp injuries

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has long shied away from letting his players tackle one another during training camp. So is it any big surprise that the Colts have been awful defensively in recent years?On this topic, a Colts fan asked ESPN’s Mike Wells if the no-tackling policy will continue heading into training camp this year. Wells indicates things might finally...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts Mailbag Weekend Edition: Should The Colts Tackle During Training Camp?

In Saturday’s mailbag, readers inquire about the defensive line depth in 2017, projecting the safety depth chart and how many Pro Bowlers the Colts will have this season.
Via Colts.com
1 day ago

Another Day, Another Positive Colts Offseason Grade

Just three teams were handed better offseason grades in ESPN.com’s latest rankings by NFL Nation reporters, adding to the many previous compliments by various league experts and pundits.
Via Colts.com
2 days ago

Robert Turbin’s Pass Blocking Set Him Apart In 2016

Robert Turbin more than proved his worth in his first season as the Indianapolis Colts’ backup running back in 2016, but Pro Football Focus determined he was among the league’s best when it came to protecting the quarterback.
Via Colts.com
2 days ago

Is This The New Normal For Andrew Luck?

Leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft, Stanford product Andrew Luck was considered one of the most coveted pro prospects in years. His size, athleticism, intangibles, and decision-making ability had evaluators salivating. Ultimately, the Indianapolis Colts selected Luck first overall in a no-brainer move. Despite the pressure of succeeding Peyton Manning, Luck excelled in his first...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Colts coach Frank Kush dies at 88

Former Colts and longtime Arizona State head coach Frank Kush has died at the age of 88. Kush coached the Colts from 1982-84, which made him a first-hand witness to both the team’s move from Baltimore to Indianapolis before the 1984 season and then-owner Robert Irsay’s decision to draft John Elway in 1983 despite Elway’s…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Raiders make Derek Carr highest-paid player in NFL history (for now)

As of June 22, 2017, The NFL has a new highest-paid player in league history. His name is Derek Carr.According to multiple reports surfacing on Twitter from multiple NFL reporters, the Oakland Raiders have inked their franchise quarterback coming off an MVP-caliber season to a new five-year contract valued at $125 million. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, that makes...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Colts punter explains why he hates GM Grigson

It’s no secret that former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee did not see eye-to-eye with his former general manager Ryan Grigson.McAfee, now on staff at Barstool Sports, told PFT Live that the antipathy began from the day they met.“The first conversation we had together,” McAfee said, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. “He told me I was the lowest thing in the organization...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck unsure if he will be ready for training camp

Andrew Luck is attending minicamp for the Indianapolis Colts but unable to throw yet as he recovers from shoulder surgery. At this point, the Colts quarterback also is uncertain if he will be ready for training camp next month.Luck talked about his status on Tuesday at minicamp. Here’s both a video and transcription of what he said about his rehab: While it would be nice to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pagano ‘praying’ Luck will be ready for training camp

Andrew Luck is trying to head into training camp feeling 100 percent healthy for the first time in two years, but there is no guarantee he will be ready to resume practicing in full by next month. All the Indianapolis Colts can do at the moment is cross their fingers, as Chuck Pagano said Tuesday.While speaking with the media at the start of minicamp, Pagano said there is no timetable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts waive-injured Ken Griffey Jr.'s son Trey Griffey

The Indianapolis Colts made headlines for signing Trey Griffey, Ken Griffey Jr.’s son, earlier this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona.Now they’ve released the receiver after injuries sidelined him for the past week. Indianapolis announced the roster move on the team website. The move corresponded with another signing — receiver Chris Biggs.Griffey might still...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pagano took Colts to paintball instead of last OTA practice

The Oakland Raiders eschewed work for play in their own special way to close out OTAs, and Chuck Pagano had similar ideas for the Indianapolis Colts. On Thursday, rather than taking his team through the paces on the practice field, Pagano took the Colts to a paintball facility instead.“[The idea was] team building, camaraderie — instead I got bunch of welts,” Pagano said, via...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Irsay believes Andrew Luck can win 'plural Lombardis'

Andrew Luck has gone from a quarterback living a seemingly charmed life to just another guy.After leading the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, and taking them one round further each of those times, Luck has missed 10 games over the last two seasons and gone 10-12 as a starter as the Colts have stumbled to 8-8 in 2015 and 2016.Despite all this, Colts owner...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Colts Punter Pat McAfee Is Training to Become a Professional Wrestler

After becoming one of the best-known punters in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts for eight years, Pat McAfee retired after the 2016 season. The part-time comedian left the league to entertain people, joining Barstool Sports. Now McAfee is trying to follow another lifelong dream of his—to become a professional wrestler. RELATED: Top 5 Times a Kicker Destroyed the Returner...
Via Stack
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat McAfee has funny reaction to Browns hiring Ryan Grigson

Now that former Colts punter Pat McAfee is out of the league, he has free rein to do as he pleases, and to say whatever he wants.McAfee worked out a deal with Barstool Sports ahead of the Super Bowl earlier this year, which gives him the platform to say ridiculous things and share his reactions to the news on a daily basis.And when a piece of news that hit close to home broke on...
Via The Sports Daily
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnathan Hankins on Colts: ‘We Probably Have the Best Defense in the AFC’

Johnathan Hankins was signed by the Indianapolis Colts this past offseason to anchor a defensive line that has struggled mightily against the run over the past few years. He not only thinks the Colts’ run defense will be better this year, he went so far as to say that he thinks the Colts have the best defense in the AFC. “Right now I feel like we got probably the best defense...
Via This Given Sunday
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck has had it harder than Peyton Manning

Perhaps no other quarterback in the NFL has experienced such a mixed fan response as Andrew Luck. The Indianapolis Colts’ 27-year-old quarterback has certainly had an interesting five years in the league, but one might think that after three consecutive playoff appearances from 2013-15 and a birth in the AFC Championship game in 2015, Luck had earned proper adulation from around...
Via isportsweb.com
May 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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