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Andrew Luck’s game vs. Lions graded as best QB performance of 2016 season by PFF

The most encouraging thing for the Indianapolis Colts in a disapointing 2016 season was the play of quarterback Andrew Luck, who had a terrific year and showed that he was back to his old self after an injury-plagued 2015 campaign.

There were a number of great performances by Luck last year, but perhaps his best one came in week one against the Detroit Lions. In fact, Pro Football Focus said that it was the highest-graded game by any quarterback in the NFL last year.

Two of the three...

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Kevin Bowen

Colts Mailbag Weekend Edition: When Will Indianapolis Bid On Another Super Bowl?

Intro: In Saturday’s mailbag, readers inquire about how improved the offensive line will be in 2017, the new cut-down rule voted on and if the Bears could part ways with Jerrell Freeman.

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Colts Mailbag Weekend Edition: When Will Indianapolis Bid On Another Super Bowl?

In Saturday’s mailbag, readers inquire about how improved the offensive line will be in 2017, the new cut-down rule voted on and if the Bears could part ways with Jerrell Freeman.

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Could fourth straight 0-2 start spell doom for coach Chuck Pagano?

Could fourth straight 0-2 start spell doom for coach Chuck Pagano?

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Chuck Pagano on Colts’ inside linebacker competition: “I like where we’re at with those guys”

The Indianapolis Colts have many areas on the roster that could still be considered question marks, but perhaps none more so than the inside linebacker position. At that position, there are not only questions about the talent level but about who will be starting there, as it’s a wide open competition right now. There’s Edwin Jackson and Antonio Morrison, the returning players who each started a handful of games last year. There’s Luke Rhodes, who is also returning after having played...

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Colts impressed with Marlon Mack so far this offseason

There’s only so much that one can learn from a non-contact practice like the ones that NFL teams are currently conducting during OTAs. On the one hand, there are some moves and skills that translate to the field regardless of the contact part of it, especially for running backs. The vision, quickness, explosiveness, catching, and the like are all on display for backs during these practices, but there are also some areas - like pass protection and the ability to play through contact -...

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Darius Butler thought Malik Hooker was “the most talented player on the board” when Colts picked

This offseason, the Colts re-signed Darius Butler to play safety and then later used their first round pick on another safety, Malik Hooker. So it would be easy for Butler to be upset with the pick or be slighted by it. Instead, he was a fan of it because he thought Hooker was the best available player in the draft at the 15th overall pick. “I’ve been around a long time, and I know teams are going to make the best pick that’s there,” Butler said. “And he was obviously, in my...

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Colts’ offseason moves draw praise from ESPN

The Indianapolis Colts were quite busy this offseason, bringing in a number of new players through free agency, the draft, and rookie free agency. That was something they needed, too, since their roster over the past few seasons hasn’t been very good. It also means that the influx of talent to this roster is viewed very positively by most analysts, as people realize that it was badly needed. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell took a look at the moves made this offseason by the...

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Chris Ballard thinks Ryan Grigson deserves credit for the Colts’ offensive line

Ryan Grigson doesn’t receive credit for much these days around Indianapolis. The former Colts GM who was fired earlier this offseason oversaw five years of suspect roster construction, and most people realized that it was time for the franchise to make a change this offseason. So people aren’t really quick to praise Grigson’s moves with the Colts, and especially not when it comes to the offensive line, a unit that received the spotlight during Grigson’s tenure for it’s...

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Josh Wilson

Chris Ballard thinks Ryan Grigson deserves credit for the Colts’ offensive line

Ryan Grigson doesn’t receive credit for much these days around Indianapolis.

The former Colts GM who was fired earlier this offseason oversaw five years of suspect roster construction, and most people realized that it was time for the franchise to make a change this offseason. So people aren’t really quick to praise Grigson’s moves with the Colts, and especially not when it comes to the offensive line, a unit that received the spotlight during Grigson’s tenure for it’s...

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Josh Wilson

Colts’ offseason moves draw praise from ESPN

The Indianapolis Colts were quite busy this offseason, bringing in a number of new players through free agency, the draft, and rookie free agency.

That was something they needed, too, since their roster over the past few seasons hasn’t been very good. It also means that the influx of talent to this roster is viewed very positively by most analysts, as people realize that it was badly needed.

Earlier this week, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell took a look at the moves made this offseason by the...

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Josh Wilson

Darius Butler thought Malik Hooker was “the most talented player on the board” when Colts picked

This offseason, the Colts re-signed Darius Butler to play safety and then later used their first round pick on another safety, Malik Hooker. So it would be easy for Butler to be upset with the pick or be slighted by it.

Instead, he was a fan of it because he thought Hooker was the best available player in the draft at the 15th overall pick.

“I’ve been around a long time, and I know teams are going to make the best pick that’s there,” Butler said. “And he was obviously, in my...

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Josh Wilson

Andrew Luck’s relationship with his offensive linemen just continues to grow this offseason

The Colts’ offensive linemen have made it a point to work out together this offseason in an effort to develop the continuity amongst the group, and their quarterback has joined in.

It’s important for the quarterback to have a good relationship with the players who will be protecting him, and that’s what Andrew Luck is trying to do with the Colts’ lineman. One such instance? According to Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen, Luck organized a lake house trip for him and the offensive linemen...

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Josh Wilson

Chuck Pagano on Colts’ inside linebacker competition: “I like where we’re at with those guys”

The Indianapolis Colts have many areas on the roster that could still be considered question marks, but perhaps none more so than the inside linebacker position.

At that position, there are not only questions about the talent level but about who will be starting there, as it’s a wide open competition right now.

There’s Edwin Jackson and Antonio Morrison, the returning players who each started a handful of games last year. There’s Luke Rhodes, who is also returning after having played...

Stampede Blue

Josh Wilson

Colts impressed with Marlon Mack so far this offseason

There’s only so much that one can learn from a non-contact practice like the ones that NFL teams are currently conducting during OTAs.

On the one hand, there are some moves and skills that translate to the field regardless of the contact part of it, especially for running backs. The vision, quickness, explosiveness, catching, and the like are all on display for backs during these practices, but there are also some areas - like pass protection and the ability to play through contact -...

Indianapolis Colts

Kevin Bowen

Ohio State Flavor On New Colts Defense In 2017

Intro: Among all the new faces for the Colts this coming season, it would not be a surprise to see three defensive starters hailing from Ohio State. How important are the Buckeyes to the Colts’ success in 2017?

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Ohio State Flavor On New Colts Defense In 2017

Among all the new faces for the Colts this coming season, it would not be a surprise to see three defensive starters hailing from Ohio State. How important are the Buckeyes to the Colts’ success in 2017?

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Colts starting defense could be four years younger than 2016's slow, aging unit

Colts starting defense could be four years younger than 2016's slow, aging unit

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Josh Wilson

Frank Gore is within reach of moving into the top five in career rushing yards

Frank Gore is 34 years old and entering his 13th season in the NFL, but he’s coming off of a 1,000+ yard rushing season nonetheless.

That’s not expected for someone his age: he became the oldest player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since John Riggins did it in 1984 - and just the fourth player ever age 33 or older to do so.

His statistical accomplishments are many, and they almost certainly will land him a spot in Canton, Ohio one day in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For now,...

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