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Chris Blystone

A Look at Franchise Quarterback Traits: Mobility, Leadership, and Clutch

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There has been a lot of talk about the Colts’ need to upgrade the quarterback position over the course of the last several months. A major question that needs to be answered before the Colts can draft a quarterback is just what kind of player should their new franchise passer be?

What traits are teams looking for in a quarterback and which ones are most important for the Colts? Here are some of the most important things scouts and teams are looking for...

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Matt Danely

Colts Cast: In-depth look at Colts FAs, NFL free agency heading into 2020

As the playoffs get into the conference championships this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts are preparing for their evaluation of what they currently have on the roster. Chris Ballard, Frank Reich and their staff will need to assess which impending free agents to bring back, which to let go of, and which ones they see around the league they could bring in to help take the roster to the next level.

Today, Matt Danely will go through those unrestricted options for the Colts and parse through...

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Colts 2019 rookies: Khari Willis

Coming into this season, the fourth round pick from Michigan State had a chance to push for a starting spot. He did that and much more. We continue looking at the rookies from the past season. Now we look at Khari Willis, a strong safety who the Colts took in the fourth round of this […] Colts 2019 rookies: Khari Willis - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Luke Schultheis

Ten Top Free Agents for the Colts to Potentially Consider this Offseason

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Armed with a league-leading projected $91.8 million of cap space this offseason, the Indianapolis Colts could potentially become major players in free agency—should they so choose.

While general manager Chris Ballard has shown a reluctance to overpay in free agency—refusing to exceed the contract numbers his internal free agency valuation system provides that he and his staff utilize, he still has signed a number of impact free agents to calculated,...

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Colts Prospect Interviews: Akeem Davis-Gaither, Linebacker, Appalachian State

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images Could Davis-Gaither be the next Darius Leonard? A popular series from last draft cycle is returning yet again at Stampede Blue. Last off-season, I interviewed over 40 prospects that could eventually be fits for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2019 NFL Draft. As a result, we were able to find out a lot about two Colts who went on to eventually be drafted by the team in Marvell Tell II and Khari Willis. This year I hope to interview even more prospects so...

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Brett Mock

Colts News: What needs to change for the Colts to get back into the playoffs in 2020?

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What Needs To Change For the Colts To Get Back Into The Playoffs In 2020? | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter
For the Colts to make the playoffs in 2020, some things will have to change. What are those things?

Exploring free agency: Is the Colts’ next quarterback on the 2020 market? | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The 2020 offseason will be a pivotal time in franchise history for the Indianapolis Colts. While several areas of the...

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Chase McLaughlin has leg up to replace Adam Vinatieri as Colts kicker

After bouncing around among four teams in 2019, Chase McLaughlin will get an opportunity to earn the Colts' full-time gig this summer.

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Colts 2019 rookies: Bobby Okereke

We have been recapping the seasons for all of the rookies so far, and now we move into the third round. Now we look at a linebacker who has thrust himself into the starting lineup. Defense was a priority in the draft in 2019. It may not have paid off immediately, as the defense was […] Colts 2019 rookies: Bobby Okereke - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Critical decisions lay ahead, and the Colts are perfectly set up to make them

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images This is a huge offseason for the Colts organization. The last time they were faced with this level of adversity was following the 2011 season when they decided to say goodbye to the legendary Peyton Manning. Unlike then, there is no first overall pick waiting to step in and take over. Instead, the Colts will pick at 13th overall, and it is unlikely they’ll find a quarterback there who is a finished product in the way Andrew Luck was when he entered the...

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NFL players considering retirement in the 2020 offseason: 16 who could walk away

Which players have publicly mulled whether to play football in 2020? Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Greg Olsen lead the list.

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Carter Donnick

Broke for Burrow: What would a hypothetical trade for the LSU QB cost?

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LSU QB Joe Burrow just completed a college football season for the ages, capping off an amazing 65 touchdown year with a spectacular National Championship win on Monday.

There’s no denying that the star-signal caller will be the 1st overall selection in this year’s draft, presumably by the team currently picking in that spot - the Cincinnati Bengals. With his innate accuracy, calm demeanor, and superb improvisational abilities, Burrow is about as elite...

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Jared Malott

Afternoon Pancakes Episode 28

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NFL Divisional Wrap, Conference Preview, CFB National Championship & the Coaching Carousel!

Stephen & Jared spend 2 hours talking NFL, CFB in both revisionist & futurist terms. We talk about the NFL Coaching Carousel and look ahead to the Senior Bowl. If you like our content, please rate our podcast & if you wish to communicate with us, follow Jared @LikelyAlien & Stephen @NiceReedSteve on Twitter. Also, follow the podcast...

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Colts 2019 rookies: Parris Campbell

The only offensive player taken in the 2019 draft was the wide receiver out of Ohio State. He certainly had an interesting rookie campaign. The Colts knew they needed wide receiver help coming into the 2019 season. They tried to address that by signing Devin Funchess and drafting Parris Campbell in the second round. Campbell […] Colts 2019 rookies: Parris Campbell - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chris Blystone

A Look at Franchise Quarterback Traits: Accuracy, Touch, and Arm Strength

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There has been a lot of talk about the Colts’ need to upgrade the quarterback position over the course of the last several months. A major question that needs to be answered before the Colts can draft a quarterback is just what kind of player should their new franchise passer be?

What traits are teams looking for in a quarterback and which ones are most important for the Colts? Here are some of the most important things scouts and teams are looking for...

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Elliot Singh Denton

Colts coaching staff prospects

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It’s the off-season and like most off-seasons there is turnover. While most of the turnover happens on the player roster there is also turnover on team coaching staffs. The Colts will be evaluating their own coaching staff to see if any change is needed.

Colts defensive line coach Mike Phair is moving on to join the Carolina Panthers and a defensive coordinator he has close ties to from college. He was an early recruit to the Colts and was brought...

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10 years ago, Colts gave up a chance for a perfect season. What players say about it now.

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images Colts players on decision to give up chance for perfect season Colts 2009 season is a trivia answer rather than the achievement it could have been. Chris Ballard Shares Thoughts On Drafting A Quarterback | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter How does Chris Ballard handle the approach of the Colts drafting a quarterback. What are Ballard’s thoughts on taking a QB? Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin far from happy with his rookie season, Ya-Sin...

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Colts 2019 rookies: Ben Banogu

We continue to look at the rookies the Colts had this season. We move onto their second draft pick, who was taken at 49th overall. 2019 was a very defense-heavy draft. All but one of their draft picks were for the defense. Their second pick of the draft was Ben Banogu from TCU. Banogu was […] Colts 2019 rookies: Ben Banogu - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Luke Schultheis

Report: Colts Defensive Line Coach Mike Phair Joining the Panthers Coaching Staff

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The Athletic’s Stephen Holder has confirmed a report by FootballScoop that Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Mike Phair will be leaving his current position to join the Carolina Panthers and their new defensive coordinator Phil Snow’s coaching staff:

Source confirms Colts D line coach Mike Phair is joining the Carolina Panthers staff. First reported by @FootballScoop. Colts will be looking for a replacement at a key spot.

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Luke Schultheis

Report: Colts Assistant GM Ed Dodds Declines Interview for Browns GM Opening

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Earlier this past weekend, Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds was reported to be a key candidate of interest for the Cleveland Browns general manager opening.

The Browns had requested to interview Dodds, but the caveat was that he may have been the preferred general manager choice of San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh—who was ultimately passed over as the Browns new head coach in favor of...

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Brett Mock

Grading the Colts roster ahead of 2020 NFL Draft and free agency: Safety

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A long off-season is upon us and while Chris Ballard and the Colts front office has plenty of time to work on rounding out the 2020 roster, Stampede Blue would like to take a pretty in-depth look at each position group and assign them letter grades.

The purpose of this exercise is to identify where the team stands at each position, based upon who is currently under contract. Re-signing in-house free agents could have a big impact on numerous grades but...

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